At the Xiaomi 11 launch event on Monday, Xiaomi unveiled MIUI 12.5 with significant performance and privacy improvements and features like Apple's Continuity.
Xiaomi says MIUI 12.5 rewrites the System UI to reduce the memory footprint of core scenarios by 20 percent. System apps are optimized on a case-by-case basis, with background memory usage dropping by an average of 35 percent and system app power consumption dropping by an average of 25 percent.
MIUI 12.5 builds a proprietary thread for gestures, giving priority to scheduling gesture operations for faster response.
MIUI 12.5 brings Natural Touch, which presents a realistic touch on the phone.
In addition, the new Natural Touch as well as Accessibility features allow people with visual impairments to touch information through a tactile design. The feature will be released on December 30, 2020.
MIUI 12.5 brings clipboard privacy protection that will expose the behavior of apps reading the clipboard, detailing access records, and intelligent local release for apps that read reasonably.
MIUI12.5 brings a fuzzy location feature, allowing apps that don't need a precise location to only get the user's general location, giving the choice back to the user.
MIUI12.5 enables a sandbox mechanism to independently isolate photo albums and sensitive private information, with apps requiring additional application access and support for individually setting app read permission details.
Its browser upgrades privacy protection capabilities and will automatically block web pages from accessing sensitive information and block malicious web page downloads while adding anti-tracking for internet access.
MIUI 12.5 upgrades Sticky Notes to MIUI Notes with the new Thinking Notes feature.
MIUI12.5 also brings MIUI+, which allows users to use MIUI on laptops and brings Continuity features similar to Apple's Continuity.
Users can view phone notifications on the computer, and text copied from the phone can be pasted directly on the computer. Screenshots from the phone can be opened directly on the computer, and web pages opened on the phone can be viewed next on the computer.
Especially special is that the file management and MIUI notes are designed for large-screen adaptation interface, which looks like a native program on PC on the computer and conforms to the logic of key and mouse operation.