The Poco M3 Pro 5G, also known as the Redmi Note 10 5G in some markets, is the most recent Xiaomi phone to receive Android 12. So, if you own a Poco M3 Pro 5G, you may now officially use Android 12.
Poco M3 Pro 5G Specs
The Poco M3 Pro 5G is currently the company’s most affordable 5G offering. The “switchblade” design, as Poco calls it, has a blacked-out portion on the upper left side of the body resembling the camera module design on Samsung’s S21 series, while the rest has a gradient finish. The 6.5-inch full-HD+ display is sharp, with good color reproduction.
The Poco M3 Pro 5G uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is very similar to the Dimensity 800U except for its lower-clocked CPU cores and a slightly slower GPU. The phone runs on MIUI 12.0.2, based on Android 11. Gaming performance was good too and heavy titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile ran well.
Poco M3 Pro 5G was introduced in May of last year with Android 11 pre-installed. MIUI 12 served as the foundation for Android 11. Later, the smartphone received several incremental upgrades as well as the MIUI 12.5 update. So Android 12 is the first significant upgrade for the Poco M3 Pro 5G, and the second if MIUI 12.5 is considered a big update. If you ask me, MIUI 13 is also not a decent upgrade.
Android 12 for the Poco M3 Pro/Redmi Note 10 5G is now available in the Pilot phase for the Global area, with the version number V220.127.116.11.SKSMIXM. If all goes as planned, the same build will be made available to the public. Because it is a big upgrade based on MIUI 13, it will be heavier than normal security updates.
Poco M3 Pro 5G Android 12 Update Changelog
- Stable MIUI based on Android 12
- Updated Android Security Patch to April 2022. Increased system security.
- More features and improvements
- Optimization: Enhanced accessibility support for Phone, Clock, and Weather
- Optimization: Mind map nodes are more convenient and intuitive now
Download Android 12 for Poco M3 Pro 5G
As previously stated, the Android 12-based MIUI 13 update for the Poco M3 Pro 5G is currently available in the Pilot release. This implies that those who opted for the beta will receive this stable version first. And, if all goes as planned, the update will be broadly distributed to all users. So, if you’re on a stable build, you’ll have to wait a few weeks. Following that, it will be accessible as an OTA update. You may also upgrade your smartphone right away by using the most recent recovery ROM. It is not advised if you are unfamiliar with the installation procedure.
- MIUI 13 for Poco M3 Pro 5G (Global Stable) – (V18.104.22.168.SKSMIXM) [Recovery ROM] – Pilot
Before updating your phone, make sure to take a backup of important data and also charge your phone to at least 50%.