Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite receiving Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 with the new update

Xiaomi is sending Android 11 update to the global variant of Mi 9 Lite. The smartphone was launched back in 2019 with Android 9 Pie on board. Last year, it received Android 10 and now receiving the second major OS upgrade in the form of Android 11. The new software update for Mi 9 Lite also brings MIUI 12.5 which adds some major improvements to the device.

The smartphone is also known as Mi CC9 for the Chinese market and for the rest of the world, it is Mi 9 Lite. The Android 11 update for Mi 9 Lite is rolling out with firmware version V12.5.2.0.RFCMIXM. It brings major improvements to the device performance by reducing the CPU usage and reduces the power consumption by up to 22%. 

The gesture response in MIUI 12.5 is pretty quick. As per the changelog, the new update brings 20 times more rendering power, dynamic layouts, new doodling & sketching tools, new gesture shortcuts, new widgets, and a lightweight MIUI. The update package also bundles the June 2021 security patch which improves system security by fixing different levels of exploits. 

V12.5.2.0.RFCMIXM - Mi 9 Lite Android 11 update

The Android-11 based MIUI 12.5 update for Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is currently rolling out for the global variant. It should start rolling out to other variants very soon. You can manually check for the latest update by heading to Settings >> About phone >> Tap on MIUI 12 icon >> Check for updates. We’ve also added a download link for the latest ROM below.


  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite


  • Global

Software version:

  • V12.5.2.0.RFCMIXM

Download link:


  • System
    • New: Response to gestures is now instant.
    • New: With 20 times more rendering power, there are now few limits to what you can see on your screen.
    • New: With custom device model adjustments, any phone becomes faster after the upgrade.
    • Optimization: MIUI became lighter, faster, and more durable.
    • Stable MIUI based on Android 11
    • Updated Android Security Patch to June 2021. Increased system security.
  • Notes
    • New: Dynamic layouts bring the typography in Notes to a new level.
    • New: Compose mind maps with complex structures.
    • New: New tools for doodling and sketching.
    • New: Press and hold a sketch to adjust the strokes automatically.
    • New: A gesture shortcut now allows you to create notes, tasks, and excerpts anywhere.
    • New: Excerpts save text, URLs, and images to Notes in a few simple taps.
    • All-new Notes.


Vicky Kumar
Vicky Kumar
Vicky Kumar is a close follower of tech especially when it comes to smartphone. He is passionate to write about the new updates in technology. When he is not working, you'll find him watching cricket highlights or surfing the web.

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