POCO M2 receives Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 update in India: check features, specs

POCO M2 Android 11 update with MIUI 12.5 on top is now rolling out in India.

Highlights
  • POCO M2 Android 11 update is now rolling out in India.
  • The update brings a performance boost, Android 11 features, and the August 2021 security patch.
  • The Android 11 update will roll out in a phased manner.

Xiaomi is rolling out a new firmware update for the POCO M2 which will include the upgrade to Android 11 as well as MIUI 12.5. The POCO M2 was launched last year with Android 10 and MIUI 12. The phone arrives as rebranded Redmi 9 Prime with a similar design and specifications. The POCO phone performed well in the Indian market. The POCO M2 is now receiving its first major software update with the rollout of Android 11 and MIUI 12.5. This update is long-awaited as Google is already readying the rollout of Android 12. Let’s take a closer look at what POCO M2 with Android 11 update will look like.

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POCO M2 Android 11 update features

The Android 11 update for POCO M2 comes with firmware version V12.5.1.0.RJRINXM, as spotted by RootMyGalaxy. A close look at the changelog reveals that the device will get a performance boost. The POCO M2 will also respond to gestures quicker as MIUI 12.5 is lighter, faster, and more stable as compared to MIUI 12. The POCO M2 will also likely get the custom tuning done by Xiaomi specific to the device hardware making the overall experience snappier.

Looking deeper into native apps reveals new inclusions. Let’s consider the Notes app, which now gets Dynamic layouts, doodling & sketching tools, gesture shortcuts, and Compose mind maps with complex structures. Some Android 11 improvements have also been passed on to the POCO M2 update with the likes of Chat Bubbles notifications, One Time Permission for Locations and Microphone, Permissions auto-reset, and much more. 

Xiaomi will also be bringing the August 2021 security patch along with the Android 11 update for the POCO M2. This is commendable as security patches are equally important. The rollout as usual will take place in a phased manner and gradually more and more POCO M2 users will be receiving it. You can check for the update manually Settings > Software Update

POCO M2 specifications

The POCO M2 comes with a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel (1080 x 2340 pixels) with ppi count of 395. The waterdrop notch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the device is an Helio G80 chipset from MediaTek with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The processor is paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and with up to 64GB of internal storage. Being a budget device, the POCO M2 comes with an expandable storage option of up to 512GB.

At the back, the POCO M2 gets a quad-camera set up which includes a 13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensors. The front camera duties are handled by an 8MP shooter. The smartphone draws power from a 5000mAh battery and charges at 18W. The POCO M2 also ships with a fingerprint sensor, 4G capability, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack as well an IR Blaster.

Key Specs

POCO M2
MediaTek Helio G80 | 6 GBProcessor
6.53 inches Display
13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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