Today was a big day for Xiaomi, with a lot of announcements. Lei Jun, the company’s CEO and co-founder kicked off the event by presenting MIUI 13 – the latest user interface with greater privacy features and enhanced security.
Xiaomi has officially announced MIUI 13. At an event in China, the company unveiled the latest version of its custom Android skin, as well as the flagship Xiaomi 12 series.
The all-new MIUI 13 comes with a slew of new features designed to improve the user experience over MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Version. MIUI 13’s primary features include improved efficiency, a new system font called MiSans, fraud protection, new widgets, and a privacy watermark.
The custom skin will start rolling out to the compatible devices from Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO by the end of January 2022. Here’s a quick look at MIUI 13 update, features, device list, and everything we know so far!
MIUI 13 release date in India
So far, MIUI 13 has only been released in China. There’s no indication on when the custom skin would be available in India or other markets. However, given Xiaomi’s track record, the MIUI 13 upgrade is likely to arrive in India as early as February.
MIUI 13 update download
The MIUI 13 upgrade will be released in stages, as is customary. The brand will initially distribute the beta version of the update to a small number of consumers, followed by the stable version for all eligible devices. Xiaomi has stated that the stable version of the MIUI 13 upgrade would be ready for download to the first batch of devices in China by the end of January 2022.
When will MIUI 13 be available for your phone?
Xiaomi expects MIUI 13 to be available on the first batch of selected phones by the end of January 2022. The Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and Xiaomi 12X will be the first devices to receive the update, followed by previous flagships and lesser phones.
The following are among the first group of global devices.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Tablet Series
Redmi-series – Redmi 10, Redmi 10 Prime,
Redmi Note-series – Redmi Note 8 (2021), Redmi Note 10/ 10 Pro/ 10 Pro Max and Redmi Note 10 JE
Details on the update coming to more devices in subsequent batches are not out yet but should be made public soon.
Xiaomi has released MIUI 13 with improved security and privacy.
It would also enable unprecedented collaboration among Xiaomi products in a single network, including phones, tablets, TVs, smart wearables, smart home devices, and the XiaoAI voice assistant.
Because privacy is a major concern for smartphone users, Xiaomi created a three-step authentication method, which appears to function in some regions.
The first layer is facial recognition, which is followed by a watermark reading of the user’s ID, and finally “electronic fraud protection.”
Upper-body recognition is used for facial recognition. The user enters its face, but the phone captures everything from the waist up, so other people with different body forms, even if they have a similar face, are not permitted in.
The “electronic fraud protection” database contains a list of websites and devices that may contain malware. There is also a comprehensive phonebook of numbers that will be saved as suspicious, and the phone user will be notified before accepting the call.
Xiaomi recently released a new font for MIUI 13, dubbed meanings. People will install it because it is commercially free to download. It’s a sans-serif font that makes letters, signs, and numbers easier to read. It’s one thing to remove the embellishments, but Xiaomi also made the font more symmetrical, both in spacing and the appearance of characters.
MiSans, new system font
Not only is the text shifting in appearance, but so are the colors. All phones running MIUI 13 will get new wallpaper options, with flowers blooming from one side of the screen when powered on. There are also several widgets that have been altered to better align on a grid.
The availability of MIUI 13 on various devices is another big shift. Despite having a small number of models, Xiaomi produced MIUI 13 Pad, which is tailored for tablets. It is designed to function on large displays, and while there is no word on whether the Mi Mix Fold will get it, we believe it will give the emphasis here is on multitasking.
Over 3000 apps have already been written to enable the feature, according to the business. It will include Pad-specific gestures such as dragging, pinch-to-resize, drag-and-drop, or opening an app directly into a small window.
Support for Mi Pad
Xiaomi has recently unveiled MIUI 13 for its Android handsets with huge screens. The MIUI 13 Pad adds app optimizations, a new shortcut to rapidly switch between full screen and windowed modes, window scaling, a global taskbar with drag and drop support for multitasking, and other improvements. There is also a slew of keyboard shortcuts to boost productivity.
The MIUI update has also been released for Xiaomi wearables, smart home devices, and smart TVs. According to the business, this will result in a “seamless and natural movement of material between devices.”
Xiaomi claims that MIUI 13 improves performance and that the update would result in 15% fewer missed frames in third-party applications when compared to MIUI 12.5. With MIUI 13’s tuning and optimizations, the brand’s own apps will also perform much more smoothly. The company also stated that this new version of miui is better optimized for multitasking than previous MIUI versions, allowing users to have up to 14 apps running in the background on flagship phones, with the number of apps you can have open on other devices set to increase as well.
MIUI 13 updates
MIUI 13 will be out on December 28th.
Xiaomi has officially revealed that its next MIUI 13 will be released alongside the flagship Xiaomi 12 on December 28th. The bespoke skin will be released initially in China. As you may know, the MIUI 13 will be built on the newest Android 12 OS.
The first batch of devices eligible for the MIUI 13 update has been leaked (December 20th)
A list of the first batch of smartphones that will receive the new update has been released ahead of the rumored MIUI 13 rollout on December 28th. Xiaomi and Redmi devices are among those on the list. The Xiaomi 11 Ultra and Xiaomi 11, as well as the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro+, may be the first to receive the next upgrade. The update will first be available for phones in the Chinese market, followed by other areas.
compatible devices (6th of December)
Xiaomi’s new custom skin is planned to be available for up to 118 smartphones. That being said, smartphones released in 2019 will receive the new version, which is based on Android 11, while the others will receive the Android 12-based custom skin.
Xiaomi phones will get 3GB more RAM with MIUI 13. (July 24th)
According to reports, the new version will include memory expansion technology, which would allow phones with insufficient RAM to use a portion of the storage as RAM for improved performance and multitasking. The software is believed to offer an additional 3GB of RAM to Xiaomi devices in addition to the real RAM.