Xiaomi has just announced the latest update to its Android skin – MIUI 12. Despite being still based on the latest Android version, Android 10, but it brings simpler animations, better dark mode, and improved privacy controls.

MIUI 12 has all-new launch and closing animations as well as Dark Mode 2.0. The latter brings wallpaper dimming and font adjustment for an even better dark mode experience.



Other visual updates include new live wallpapers around the universe, new always-on display functionality, and new animations for turning off/on things in the control center. In addition, the weather app actually shows the weather, whether it be rainy, cloudy, or sunny.

Perhaps one of the more unique additions is in the privacy department. MIUI 12 now keeps track of the apps’ behavior and alerts you when apps use sensitive permissions. A new virtual ID security protocol is also introduced. This prevents apps from accessing vital information from your device.


New features like transcribing calls through AI Calling will be introduced. This will also have suggested responses during conversations for hearing impaired users. Mi Health also gets an upgrade with improved activity tracking and sleep tracking without additional devices. In order to track sleep without an additional device, you just have to place the phone under your pillow.

MIUI 12 closed beta testing is live for Chinese users with the stable slotted for release in June.

As far as devices go, Xiaomi has announced that MIUI will be coming to a total of 47 devices and will be done in 2 Rounds.

The first round will be for the Mi 9, Mi 9T/Redmi K20, and the Mi 9T Pro/ Redmi K20 Pro. Round 2, on the other hand, will be for the rest of the devices like the Pocophone F1, POCO X2, Mi 10 Lite, and so much more.

Round 1 Round 2
Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro Redmi Note 7, Note 7S, Note 7 Pro
Redmi K20, K20 Pro Redmi Note 8, Note 8T, Note 8 Pro
Redmi 8, 8A, 8A Dual
Redmi Note 9, Note 9s, Note 9 Pro, Note 9 Pro Max
Redmi 7, Redmi 7A
Redmi 6, 6A, 6 Pro, Note 6 Pro
Pocophone F1, POCO X2, POCO F2 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Lite, Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Lite
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2s, Mi MIX 3
Xiaomi Mi Note 3
Xiaomi Mi MAX 3
Redmi Y2, S2, Y3
Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro


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