Despite the fact that Xiaomi is already actively updating its devices to MIUI 14, some smartphones have not yet received MIUI 13. And they will not receive it any more.
What does it mean
The Redmi 9C and Redmi 9C NFC budget smartphones were launched with MIUI 12 based on Android 10. After that, they received one Android update and one MIUI update. That is, the models are currently running MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Although in some regions, users have not even received MIUI 12.5 yet – for example, in Turkey and India (for the local Poco C3 clone).
Xiaomi promised to release MIUI 13 for these models, but there is still no update. The XiaomiUI resource writes that the owners of Redmi 9C and Redmi 9C NFC should not wait for the update: MIUI internal tests have been stopped for a long time, and the hardware is not at the level to launch the new MIUI interface.
The reason lies in the budget processor Helio G35. It has cores that are efficiency oriented but not designed for high performance operations. Therefore, smartphones will not be able to receive the MIUI 13 update due to insufficient hardware level.
Source: Xiaomi UI