Poco MIUI 12.5 update tracker: List of eligible devices & release date for stable version
Over a year into its operations, Poco surprised many back in 2020 by announcing its intentions to disassociate its business model from that of the mother company — Xiaomi.
The sub-brand, however, did confirm that despite its “independence” from Xiaomi, it will still use the latter’s MIUI on top of Android. But this isn’t the only thing Poco is still getting from Xiaomi.
Ever since going solo, Poco has unveiled a bunch of new phones that are complete rebrands of some of Xiaomi’s Redmi handsets. The Poco C3, for instance, is a rebranded Redmi 9C.
The Poco X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30 and in fact, the latter’s successor — the Redmi K40 — is set to be rebranded as the Poco F3 when it hits the global market.
Well, better brace yourself for more of these, at least for the foreseeable future. It remains unclear how more independent Poco will become in future.
Until then, current Poco device owners can expect to continue receiving MIUI updates, and the next in line is MIUI 12.5 — the bridge between MIUI 12 and the major MIUI 13 expected later this year.
We’ve had longstanding coverage on MIUI 12.5 that you can check out here. As for if and when your Poco device will receive the update, read on.
Poco MIUI 12.5 update: List of eligible devices
Poco hasn’t announced the full list of devices eligible for MIUI 12.5 update. But since the update still comes from Xiaomi and we know a thing or two about MIUI updates in general, we have a good idea of what to expect.
MIUI 12.5 update rollout schedule
For starters, most Poco devices are eligible for the update to MIUI 12.5. This is true for those that just received MIUI 12 as their first major update as well as those with MIUI 12 pre-installed out of the box.
Granted, below is a list of Poco devices that we think will be upgraded to MIUI 12.5.
– Poco F2 Pro
– Poco X3
– Poco X3 NFC
– Poco X2
– Poco C3
– Poco M3
– Poco M2
– Poco M2 Pro
Of course, the upcoming Poco F3, Poco F3 Pro, and Poco X3 Pro should also be upgradable to MIUI 12.5, just like their Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro counterparts.
Owners of the Pocophone F1 aka Poco F1 must be wondering why their device hasn’t popped up by now. Well, it’s because it likely won’t be part of the MIUI 12.5 update, but you can never be too sure.
With that out of the way, here is when you can expect your Poco phone to bag the MIUI 12.5 update, at least according to the info we have gathered.
MIUI 12.5 release date
Poco has announced the initial list of phones that will be upgraded to MIUI 12.5 update. Only three devices — Poco F2 Pro, Poco X2 and Poco M3 — are mentioned, but more devices should still bag the update.
Owners of the three on the European, global and Indian MIUI ROMs can submit their interest to get early access to the stable MIUI 12.5 update by March 31. Details here.
The official rollout for other Xiaomi phones begins in April, which is around the same time some Poco devices should pick up the MIUI 12.5 update.
Since the usual pattern of rolling out gradually will be followed, some Poco devices may have to wait for months before receiving the same update. We have the tables below to keep track of this rollout.
NOTE: The tables below will be updated regularly to reflect the latest info available.
|Device/ROM||Global (MI)||India (IN)||Europe (EU)||Rest of globe|
|Poco M2 Pro||—||—||—||—|
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