January 30, 2020 1:49 AM
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Xiaomi Starts Working on MIUI 12: Everything You Need to Know

Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 could be based on Android 11

Xiaomi launched the MIUI 11 global version for their devices worldwide running on top of Android 10. Now Xiaomi has given out the list of devices in India that will be receiving the new update, along with the dates for each one of them. But what has come as new now is the company’s executive Xu Jieyun’s post via Weibo which reveals that the next MIUI 12 update is under development already. It has been just a few days since MIUI 11 was launched globally, and now the company is already working on MIUI 12. This is a welcome change as Xiaomi is always held accountable for slow updates on their wide variety of devices.

MIUI 12 Development

Nothing is certain about the features of MIUI 12 as of now, as it is just the initial days of development. Even Xu Jieyun did not reveal any specific change, just the fact that MIUI 11 was a welcome update but there is still room for improvement from Xiaomi’s point of view. As days past by more and more leaks will suggest what vision Xiaomi has for their next big update. However, it is expected that MIUI 12 will be based on Android 11 operating system. At present, the company has published its next-generation MIUI 12 logo officially through its Weibo account.

MIUI 12 Logo
MIUI 12 Logo

Top Features

One of the MIUI’s engineer has confirmed that the upcoming MIUI 12 will come with global system-wide dark mode support. That means dark mode feature can be enabled by a user in almost all third-party apps. The dark theme will turn the background colour to black or dark grey and text colour to white. Moreover, the dark theme will reduce battery drain and strain on eyes.

Release Date

The company has not announced anything about the launch date for next-generation Xiaomi’s custom skin. However, it is expected that MIUI 12 will be announced in June 2020.

List of Phones Getting MIUI 12 Update

As for the stable software rollout, we can expect all 2019’s Xiaomi and Redmi phones will receive the update. Below you can see the expected list of phones that will support the upcoming MIUI 12 update.

About MIUI 12’s Predecessor MIUI 11

As of now, only the beta version of MIUI 11 is rolled out to the Indian users. You can download MIUI ROM from the MI Community page. Based on the user experiences tweaks have been made to the MIUI 11 and now the dates are out for the stable MIUI 11 for a bunch of Xiaomi devices. As for the new things on the MIUI 11, we have some visual and battery optimization changes as major changes. Coming to visuals we see a wide variety of always-on display themes and new functions, softer icons, advanced dark mode for the whole and some other minor changes. Moving on to the battery we see some ultra battery saving features, that will close down almost all apps and activity on the phone except for phone and messaging.

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Additionally there some tweaks made in the audio department, to give a more spatial listening experience. On top of it, we have some new themes, animations, transition effects and default wallpapers. You can read more about the latest MIUI features here.

About Sagar Choudhury

He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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