With we being merely a week away from stepping into 2022, the expectations are already high. But before getting ourselves busy thinking about what's in store for us in the upcoming year, you must realize the ups and downs that have currently clouded the OEM industry. 

Devices Lined Up for Today:


OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro


RealMe GT Neo 2


Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, GTR, GTS 


Mi Nite 10 Lite


Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z FOld 3


OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Gets the Second Installment of OxygenOS 12

Last month, the initial Android 12 update for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro didn't go well. The internet was sooner loaded with user complaints. In simple words, the update, marked C.36, was filled with errors, bugs, and various other sorts of problems.

On December 17, the company started rolling out a new version of Android 12 bases OxygenOS 12. As per the reports, the C.39 build doesn't feature any bug of its own, but users are hoping it fixes the previously underlying issues. Practically it should; at least the changelog hints towards the same. 

Version Numbers:

One Plus 9

IN LE2111_11_C.39

NA LE2115_11_C.39

One Plus 9 Pro

IN LE2121_11_C.39

NA LE2125_11_C.39

What the Changelog Promises:


  • Post update, you'll get an improved and smooth fingerprint unlocking.
  • The overall system power consumption has been optimized to extend the battery life.
  • The update promises to fix the issue of screen tearing, especially when you navigate back to the home screen in some games/apps.
  • The notification bar's issue used to show a blank bar has now been answered.
  • The Android Security Patch has been updated to 2021.12


  • The update promises to improve the startup speed of the application
  • After getting your device updated to the new version, the image effect of the rear camera will see major improvement.


  • The update promises to fix the issue that failed mobile data connections in certain scenarios

As usual, OnePlus is passing the update incrementally. For that matter of fact, it is pretty evident that the new firmware will take a few days to reach every device.


The RealMe UI 3.0 based on Android 12 Beta Build is out GT Neo2

RealMe has recently announced the Early Access program for GT Neo2. The beta build will feature RealME UI 3.0 variant based on Android 12. Because it is not the stable version, installing it is not recommended as it is vulnerable to bugs and issues.

Interested users will need to follow all the usual steps, which include updating all the system apps, backing up the device data, and managing at least 10GB of storage. Once done, you can visit the System Update menu and opt for the Trial menu. From there, you can easily enroll yourself in the Early Access program.


Second Major Update Rolls Our for Amazfit GTR 3, GTR 3 Pro, and GTS 3

Huami's Amazfit is having a pretty busy schedule towards the end of 2021. The company has already introduced the second major version of firmware for three of its latest smartwatches, GTR 3 Pro, GTS 3, and GTR 3. 

The GTR 3 Pro

The new build for GTR 3 Pro is labeled One of the major additions that this update brings is the availability of the GoPro mini-app (on the Zepp app store). Apart from that, a background app status indicator has been added to watch faces, alongside the screen lock functionality in the control center.

The update features flexible manual altitude calibration and more to look forward to. In addition to all these, the new build for Amazfit GTR 3 Pro also makes room for the usual improvements and system stability optimizations.

GTS 3/ GTR 3

Firmware Version:


  • Added a background application status indicator on the face of the
  • watch.
  • The control center gets the screen lock functionality
  • The update adds a manual altitude calibration
  • The new firmware promises improvement in the system stability
  • Some known bugs have been fixed.


Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Receives MIUI 12.5 Enhanced

While Xiaomi is getting clouded with news and rumors circulating around the release of MIUI 13, thankfully, the same is not restricting the company in ensuring that the devices that are yet to fetch the MIUI Enhanced edition get their share.

Mi Note 10 Lite is among the ones that have been in the news this week. Packing the version number V12.5.4.0.RFNMIXM, the new update, weighs somewhere around 2.7 GB. Like the other Enhanced version, the one for Mi Note 10 Lite also promises to improve the battery life, enhance the device's efficiency by optimizing performance, allocate resources in a dynamic manner that ensures a smoother experience, and more.

Other amazing features about the MIUI Enhanced version include:

  • Ultra-fine memory management.
  • Newsitive storage mechanisms, stability measures, and optimized core system improvements.

To have a better idea, have a look at the changelog below:



  • Updated the Android Security Patch to November 2021. It will help increase the system security.

(MIUI 12.5 Enhanced)

  • With the new update, you can expect swift performance.
  • Focused algorithms: The MIUI 12.5 Enhanced brings new algorithms that will dynamically assign all the system resources directly on the basis of specific scenes. It will make sure you have a smooth experience.
  • Atomized memory: Your device's RAM usage will now get used more efficiently thanks to the ultra-fine memory management mechanism.
  • Liquid storage: The update brings a new sensitive storage mechanism. It is built to help keep your system vibrant and super responsive as time passes.
  • Smart balance: With the core system improvements, your device can make the best of the flagship hardware specs.


The Android 12 Based One UI 4.0 Stable Version Update Resumes for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3

In case you remember, last week, we talked about Samsung suspending the update process for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices following the heap of bug reports. Luckily, the new Android 12 build these devices has been resumed. The firmware features the version build F711NKSU2BUL4 and is currently rolling out in South Korea.

Next week, it will be interesting to see if the issues have been addressed this time.

A Quick Round UP

  • OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro Gets the Second Installment of OxygenOS 12
  • The Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 Beta Build is out GT Neo2
  • Second Major Update Rolls Our for Amazfit GTR 3, GTR 3 Pro, and GTS 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Receives MIUI 12.5 Enhanced
  • The Android 12 Based One UI 4.0 Stable Version Update Resumes for Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3

Wrapping Up

And that's how the third week of December went by. While OnePlus has been occupied fixing the underlying errors within their Android 12 build, Xiaomi ensures its devices are at least marked up to the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced version before the end concludes. There is more to uncover, so please go through the entire article if you haven't already.

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What's my model number?

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Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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