Ever since Xiaomi announced MIUI 12 in late April, it has been continuously seeding it out to a plethora of its smartphones in the form of beta and stable builds. The latest handsets to receive it in the form of stable release are the Chinese variants of Mi 8 SE and Redmi 9.
Xiaomi launched the Mi 8 SE in May of 2018 in China. The smartphone remained exclusive to the company’s home country. It debuted with MIUI 9.5 based on Android Oreo and was subsequently updated to MIUI 10 and MIUI 11.
The handset even received two Android updates – Android Pie and Android 10 respectively. That said, like any other Xiaomi device launched in 2018 (including POCO F1), the currently rolling out MIUI 12 is the last major update for this phone. It may only receive certain bug fixes and critical security patches if needed.
The MIUI 12 update for Mi 8 SE comes with build number V126.96.36.199.QEBCNXM. At the moment, it is being rolled out in batches in the form of ‘Stable Beta’ (limited to certain users and beta testers).
On the other hand, the MIUI 12 update is also being seeded out to limited Redmi 9 users in China with build number V188.8.131.52.QJCCNXM. This device is also known as Redmi 9 Prime in India.
Since international versions of Xiaomi phones have been receiving new updates nearly after a month from their initial releases in China, we expect global, European, Indonesian, and Indian variant of Redmi 9/Redmi 9 Prime to get the MIUI 12 update in mid to late October.
Last but not least, although POCO M2 (shiva) shares its design and internals with Redmi 9 (lancelot), it runs a different MIUI build. Hence, the update for it may come late as indicated by the brand executives in a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.
World news – CA – Xiaomi Mi 8 SE & Redmi 9 receive MIUI 12 update in China – Gizmochina