On 11th December, Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi 13 lineup in China and announced their new MIUI 14 software skin based on Android 13. Every December, Xiaomi hosts an event to unveil their key flagship line of smartphones with their new software skin based on the latest Android version.
This series is typically one of the earliest to feature Qualcomm’s latest SOCs. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro are some of the highest-end phones on the market, shipping with flagship-class cameras and the latest 8 Gen 2 SOC with great displays.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro features the industry-leading IMX989 sensor, and the camera samples released so far look stunning. It also has a 3.2X zoom lens that takes excellent portrait shots and is capable of Marco photography. This update was mostly camera-centric, with refinements to make the software skin lighter.
The Xiaomi 13, on the other hand, features a flat display with a thin chin, but the same 8 Gen 2 SOC and Leica tuning too. The Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro ship with MIUI 14 out of the box.
MIUI 14: What’s New?
After mixed reception with MIUI 12.5, Xiaomi made MIUI 13 iterative and focused only on slight refinements. Once again, with MIUI 14, they focused a lot on efficiency and overall integration of system apps. They have also made marginal improvements to privacy and security.
MIUI 14 has a slight overhaul in terms of the home screen aesthetics. We have four app icon sizes, customizable folders, and a new large folders feature. You can now add customized Avatars on the home and lock screen, and the UI has now been made lighter and smoother.
MIUi 14 takes up approximately 23% less firmware space, giving users more storage. The performance and tuning of system apps, as well as third-party apps, have greatly improved as well.
Disappointingly, there’s still no support for Material You with MIUI 14, which means you won’t have themed icons and a themed notification panel based on the colors of your wallpaper.
It isn’t the aesthetic and feature-packed overhaul that fans anticipated, and Material You isn’t a compulsory design language to adopt. Still, indeed, the update could have added more features.
New widgets, super icons, large folders, etc., are just part of the aesthetic changes. Xiaomi also unveils a beautiful set of exquisitely designed wallpapers to complement the software skin. This time around, we’ve got additions in five different categories.
MIUI 14 Wallpapers
The five categories include popular ones like aesthetic wallpapers, art, plants, nature, and colored gaze. The wallpapers are available for light and dark themes, and you can choose from a collection of 42.
Some wallpapers seem inspired by Apple, with abstract circles and shapes with filled colors, and some with an aqua-style design and dark backgrounds. The seaside and the beach inspire some wallpapers, and some additions play with colors and geometry to give your home screen a fantastic look.
Texture wallpapers, Coloured Gaze wallpapers, Curves wallpapers, and Macaron (Pebbles) wallpapers are notable new additions since they look pretty unique and give a new flavor to your home and lock screens. They’ll look nice with MIUI’s beautiful animations, which have wallpaper motion when you swipe out of an app.
You can check the MIUI 14 Wallpapers Preview below:
How to Download in High-Resolution?
You can download the MIUI 14 stock collection of wallpapers from the YTECHB Telegram Channel. All the wallpapers are at their highest resolution to ensure they look as crisp and detailed as possible on your device, even if you crop them.
- Link to download MIUI 14 wallpapers: https://t.me/ytechb/2542
Once you have finished downloading the wallpapers, choose the wallpaper you want to set up from your downloads folder or gallery.
Tap on the three dots, and finally, tap on Set Wallpaper. You can choose to pick your home and lock screen wallpapers differently. On other UIs, you can long-press the home screen and choose a new wallpaper.
The Xiaomi 12 and 12S series will receive the update first, followed by the Redmi K50 series and then the Mix Fold 2. These phones are slated to be it by April 2023. Eventually, other Xiaomi phones, including Redmi and Poco phones, are scheduled to receive the update by the end of 2023, which is one year away.