The Mi 8 was Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone of 2018. The handset has powerful internals like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Hence, even after three years, the company is still supporting it. The device has now started receiving the latest version of Xiaomi’s mobile operating system based on Android – MIUI 12.5.
Xiaomi has been rolling out MIUI 12.5 update for eligible devices worldwide. Now, as the firm is done seeding out the update for newer flagships and mid-rangers, it has started updating its older premium smartphones like Mi 8.
Just last week, Xiaomi confirmed the MIUI 12.5 update for a number of its classic flagships. One of them was Mi 8 and it is now receiving the said update in China with build number V184.108.40.206.QEACNXM.
Right now, this software build is in the ‘Stable Beta’ phase. This means it is being rolled out in batches for a select few units in China. However, it should reach all the units in the coming days. Similarly, all other regional variants (Global, Russia) should also start receiving the update.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 debuted with MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. So far, the handset has received three MIUI updates, namely MIUI 10, MIUI 11, and MIUI 12. Additionally, it also got two Android updates – Android 9.0 Pie and Android 10. Although it is being updated to MIUI 12.5, it will neither get Android 11 nor the upcoming MIUI 13, as per Xiaomi’s update track record.
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