The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G (Global variant) and the Mi 8 Lite have now received the latest MIUI 12.5 updates officially. The MIUI 13 for Xiaomi is expected to release in August 2021 reportedly, hence Xiaomi is trying its best to give MIUI 12.5 update to most of their devices before it.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G was officially launched in March 2021 with an Android 11 based MIUI 12. Whereas, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite was released in September 2018 with an Android 8 Oreo out-of-the-box and MIUI 9 reportedly.
Mi 11 Lite & Mi 8 Lite MIUI 12.5 update
The Global variant of Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G received the MIUI 12.5 update based on Android 11 in the form of a stable beta reportedly. That roughly translates to that the update is being pushed in batches.
The build number for the update is V126.96.36.199.RKQMIXM.
The Mi 8 Lite received its fourth MIUI update with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 10. The update has been released in China with a build number V188.8.131.52.QDTCNXM.
Mi 8 Lite has already received two major OS updates with Android 9 Pie and Android 10, four MIUI updates with MIUI 10, MIUI 11, MIUI 12 and MIUI 12.5 now. Hence, it won’t receive another Android OS update and may or may not receive the upcoming MIUI 13 update.
MIUI 12.5 Features
The basic MIUI 12.5 features as per Wikipedia are –
- New nature sounds of notifications.
- Smoother animations.
- Redesigned app folders.
- Added vertical layout for Recents.
- Improvements for Mi Notes.
- Added new Super wallpapers (“Geometry” and “Mount Siguniang”).
- Added heart rate measurements using the camera.
Mi 11 Lite 4G specifications
The Mi11 Lite 4G comes in two variants, Mi11 Lite 4G 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB. It comes with a 6.55-inch Color AMOLED dot display screen with a water-drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It consists of a 64MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It has a 2.3 GHz Octa-Core processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset. The available RAM and the storage space are as per the variants. It comes with a battery size of 4250 mAh and an Android 11 out-of-the-box.
Mi 8 Lite specifications
The Mi8 Lite comes in four variants, Mi8 Lite 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. It comes with a 6.26-inch Color IPS LCD screen. It consists of a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera and a 24MP front camera. It has a 2.2 GHz Octa-Core processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The available RAM and the storage space are as per the variants. It comes with a battery size of 3350 mAh and an Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
How to update your Xiaomi Mi11 Lite, Mi8 Lite with MIUI 12.5?
The MIUI 12.5 update for Xiaomi Mi11 Lite, Mi8 Lite is being rolled out in batches as of now. But, the rollout is expected to become available to all the other users soon. As soon as it is available on your device, you will receive a notification regarding the software update.
Then, you can head over to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update section to update your Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, Mi 8 Lite with MIUI 12.5.
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