Xiaomi, after unveiling the MIUI 9 in November 2017, has now rolled out the stable ROM for all compatible Xiaomi phones. The eligible Xiaomi phones to get the MIUI 9 update include - Mi MIX 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Mi MIX, Mi Note 2, Mi 5, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Mi Note, Mi 4i, Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 4G Prime, Redmi Note 2, Mi 4, Redmi Note 4G, Mi 3, and Mi 2.
While the updates were available for select devices in the form of OTA update, Xiaomi has also put out the recovery as well as fastboot ROM for all of these devices.
However, we like to remind our readers that some Xiaomi phones (both Mi and Redmi series), particularly low-end models, will not be able to get all the MIUI 9 features due to their hardware limitations.
After the launch of Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro in India, Xiaomi is going to add another budget smartphone Redmi 5 in their portfolio.
Xiaomi users are recommended to back up their data and apps before upgrading to the MIUI Global Stable ROM version.
Xiaomi is touting three key features for the MIUI 9. Treading the same path, the MIUI 9 also includes Smart Assistant that users can easily access just by swiping up on the home screen. And lastly, the MIUI 9 also has an image search feature that can differentiate between images by keywords entered by the user.
The MIUI 9 will be available to all smartphones via OTA in several batches.
For the ones who are used to flashing their phones, they can download the update from the MIUI forum. Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 5 at 3 pm on Wednesday (14 March) in India. The update was first detailed at an event in New Delhi back in November past year, and is being pushed to most of its devices as an OTA update.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone will sport a 12-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a dual SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM.