- The MIUI 12 brings visual enhancements, dark mode 2.0, super wallpaper, privacy improvements, and more
- MIUI 12 has a flatter, more simplistic, and cleaner design with spaces between texts or images and a brighter white background.
- Xiaomi has also announced the list of devices that are eligible to receive the MIUI 12 update.
Along with the launch of Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G, Xiaomi has announced MIUI 12, the upcoming custom Android user interface. The MIUI 12 includes visual enhancements, dark mode 2.0, new live wallpapers, privacy and security improvements, new animations, and more.
The new MIUI 12 is based on Android 10. It has a flatter, more simplistic, and cleaner design than before with spaces between texts or images and a brighter white background. There is also a new app launching and closing animation that is much faster and fluid than previous versions of MIUI. The MIUI 12 includes new navigation gestures like Android 10.
MIUI 12 key features
Dark mode 2.0
There is a new dark mode 2.0 that brings the wallpaper dimming and font adjustment feature. The wallpaper dimming feature works in tandem with the time of the day and gradually dim the wallpaper. When the dark mode is turned on, the MIUI 12 will automatically adjust the weight and boldness of the font to reduce glare and improve the legibility of the text.
The MIUI 12 includes new live wallpapers of planets and always-on display, Xiaomi is calling it “Super Wallpapers.” When the dark mode is on the planet will also enter the night time, and when a user unlocks the phone, the live wallpaper zooms in from the space view to the aerial view of the planet.
Sensory Visual Design
When the user opens the settings app on the phone to check storage or other things, they will see the system information presented in the form of graphs and visual diagrams, which makes it easier to understand.
The MIUI 12 has new privacy features that include Flare, Barbed Wire, and Mask System functions. The flare function records sensitive behavior of the app activities and provides to the user. The Barbed Wire function allows users to take control of the app permissions and erase personal information while sharing documents. The Mask System provides blank information to apps to protect data, including contacts, calendar, and call records.
The MIUI 12 brings the dynamic weather that adds the natural and vital climatic elements into the system’s weather app. The app simulates climate change such as rain, snow, sunshine, or spring breeze on the screen.
Other features include Multi-Window and Picture-in-Picture, AI calling, and a new Xiaomi health app. The AI calling can automatically answer spam calls and also help users with hearing disabilities. The conversation is transcribed, and users can choose from AI-generated responses instead of speaking. Users will be able to switch between automatic and manual call answering. The AI calling is powered by Xunfei Hearing Engine that supports voice to text conversion in real-time.
The Xiaomi health app is using an AI motion behavior perception algorithm based on Xiaomi MACE Micro. Xiaomi claims that it provides accurate and high-precision data, and also saves device power. The health app also includes a sleep tracker that monitors the user movement all night to determine the quality of sleep. It also records the snoring and duration of REM sleep. The health app can now detect walking, running, and cycling automatically.
Eligible MIUI 12 device list
Xiaomi has also announced the list of devices that are eligible to receive the MIUI 12 update. For now, the devices that are not launched in China, such as Redmi Note 9 Pro, are not listed. Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12 closed beta in China, and the stable ROM is expected to release around June end. There are no details available about the global ROM yet.
The first batch of devices that will receive MIUI 12 are Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 9, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30, Redmi K20 Pro, and Redmi K20.
The second batch of devices that will receive the MIUI 12 update are Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, Xiaomi Mi CC9, Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and Redmi Note 7.
The third batch of devices that will receive the MIUI 12 update are Xiaomi Mi CC9e, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Xiaomi Mi Max 3, Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi Mi 6X, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 5, and Redmi S2.