Xiaomi India surprised everyone in August 2020 by bringing back the Prime branding with the launch of Redmi 9 Prime. This handset is nothing but a rebadged original Redmi 9. It debuted with MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Now, five months after its release, the device has finally begun to receive the MIUI 12 update.
Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi, started rolling out MIUI 12 update to Redmi 9 in late September. The update was initially made available for the Chinese variant. At that time, we said that it should be soon making its way to the Indian variant – Redmi 9 Prime.
Unfortunately, all the other regional variants of this smartphone began to get the update but the Indian model did not receive it up until now. Even now, the build
Interestingly, POCO M2, which is basically the same device with more RAM and a different rear design started receiving the MIUI 12 update at the end of December itself. That said, these phones’ (Redmi 9/Redmi 9 Prime, POCO M2) next major update will be Android 11. They may also get the incremental MIUI 12.5 update.
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