The Redmi 7 had been left out of the update schedule to MIUI 12, but in the end it was not: Xiaomi came to its senses and has started distributing a new version of the layer to its popular phone. Some Chinese users have already received MIUI 12 stable beta on their Xiaomi Redmi 7.
Software updates are one of the most desired items for those of us who appreciate our Android smartphone, also one of the most elusive. Brands are not used to deliver updates neither quickly nor frequently; there are even phones that fall out of the planned updates without their hardware can serve as an excuse. This is the case of the Xiaomi Redmi 7, a phone that wasn’t going to receive MIUI 12. Luckily the brand came to its senses.
Xiaomi begins to update the Redmi 7 to MIUI 12 in China
The phone received the update to Android 10, albeit with MIUI 11 in 2020. The Redmi 7 was going to stay on that version of the layer because Xiaomi decided not to update it, as specified in its schedule of upcoming versions. Unsurprisingly, its users were not too happy with the decision, taken due to issues with compatibility and stability on the Redmi 7 (also on the Redmi Y3, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A).
The good news is that, against all odds, Xiaomi is indeed updating the Redmi 7 to MIUI 12. As is often the case, the process started in China: there, some owners of the phone received MIUI 12 in its stable beta version by surprise. This preview shows that the phone is indeed able to support the aforementioned version of the layer. And it could mean a final stable release once Xiaomi verifies that the operation of the phone does not involve problems.
That the Xiaomi Redmi 7 has received a stable beta is a clear indicator that the process should trigger a final version of MIUI 12 for all Redmi 7s, both Chinese and global. Even so, it may not be the case as Xiaomi may eventually not distribute such a version. At the moment, the stable beta with version number V22.214.171.124.QFLCNXM is already available in China, weighs 2.3GB and includes the latest Android security update: January 2021.