Xiaomi is having a big day today. In addition to unveiling its latest flagship number series, which includes the Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Chinese tech giant announced its new Android-based MIUI 13 operating system.
MIUI 13 is going to be based on Android 12 or 11 depending on the device and will be available via an OTA update coming next year on select Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO models.
The first batch of devices eligible for the stable version of MIUI 13 are scheduled to get it at the end of January 2022. Naturally, the Xiaomi 12 series will boot MIUI 13 out of the box. It will be joined by the Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 11 Pro, Xiaomi 11 Ultra, Mi Pad 5, and Mi Pad 5 Pro.
If you don’t own any of the aforementioned devices, don’t worry. Similar to previous releases, MIUI 13 will be rolled out to a wide range of devices to ensure that a good number of Xiaomi users have access to the latest operating system.
You’ll find the full roster of eligible devices below, although do note that the list is meant for the Chinese market. Nonetheless, it should give you an idea if your phone or tablet will receive the public-beta update sometime next year.
- MIUI 13 for smartphones and MIUI 13 Pad (from January 2022)
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12X
- Xiaomi Civi
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 4
- Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition
- Redmi Note 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Youth Edition
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10S
- Redmi K40 Pro
- Redmi K40
- Redmi K30S Extreme Edition
- Redmi K30 Extreme Edition
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Extreme Edition
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Redmi Note 11 5G
- Redmi Note 9 4G
- Redmi Note 9
- Redmi 10X Pro
- Redmi 10X
- Xiaomi CC9 Pro
- MIUI Home (January 2022)
- Redmi Xiaoai Touch Screen Speakers Pro 8
- Redmi Xiaoai Touch Screen Speakers 8
- Xiaomi Xiaoai Touch Screen Speakers Pro 8
- MIUI TV
- Redmi MAX 86-inch ultra-large screen TV (end-January 2022)
- Redmi MAX 98-inch smart TV (end-March 2022)
- Xiaomi Mi TV ES75 2022 (April 2022)
- Xiaomi Mi TV ES65 2022 (April 2022)
- Xiaomi-Mi TV ES55 2022 (April 2022)
- Redmi Smart TV X75 2022 (April 2022)
- Redmi Smart TV X65 2022 (April 2022)
- Redmi-Smart TV X55 2022 (April 2022)
MIUI 13 is said to deliver between 20% to 26% improved fluency for system apps and up to 52% improved third-party-app fluency when compared to MIUI 12.5. The company likewise claims that the latest MIUI software ranks at the top of Master Lu’s fluency test. It will also offer privacy and security enhancements, as well as a full-screen experience on 3,000 apps.
Multitasking has been drastically improved as well, allowing users to have up to 14 apps open simultaneously in the background on a flagship unit. Additionally, MIUI 13 uses a new system font called MiSans, which is minimal and offers rich Opentype features. MIUI 13 also arrives with a new set of live wallpapers and customizable widgets.
Lastly, as you can already glean from the information above, MIUI 13 brings better integration with Xiaomi’s ecosystem products — and will introduce a new iOS-like Control Center.
Livestream video: Xiaomi December 28 launch in China (so yes, this is in Chinese). The MIUI 13 discussion starts at the 51:21 mark
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