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Xiaomi presented the international version of its custom ROM, MIUI 12. It is based on Android 10 or 11 depending on the versions and improves many aspects of the user interface, be it dark mode, the new economy mode. energy or new permissions. About fifty smartphones will benefit from it, some of which as of June 2020.

Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi hosted an online event today to present the international version of MIUI 12, the newest version of its custom ROM. The Chinese version was made official at the beginning of May. The brand then posted the date for the Western version’s virtual conference on social media. It was today.

We have extensively brushed the list of what’s new in MIUI 12 during the Chinese announcement. Here is a quick reminder of the most important. The interface now includes new transitions between screens and applications, with 3D animations managed by two rendering engines called “MI Physics Engine” and “Mi Render Engine”. MIUI 12 integrates new “cosmic” funds have been integrated.

📅 When will MIUI 12 be released?


MIUI 12 is being deployed in the Xiaomi smartphone fleet. About fifty models will benefit from the update in the long term, in the Mi, Redmi and Poco ranges. The first models affected will be the Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, as well as their international versions (Redmi K20 and K20 Pro).

🤔 What are the new features brought by MIUI 12?

More privacy-protective permissions and sharing system

MIUI 12 is based on Android 10 and 11, including their new permissions system which allows them to be granted only when the intended application is in use, in the foreground. This new system concerns the camera, selfie sensor, storage, microphone and some personal data.

Xiaomi Redmi MIUI 12

MIUI 12 also offers sharing options with deletion of certain information contained in the metadata.

New multitasking mode

MIUI 12 can display several applications at the same time with floating windows, which enhances the usefulness of the smartphone to perform these increasingly complex tasks. Until now it was only possible to use two applications simultaneously. And only devices like the Galaxy Fold offered enhanced multitasking with up to three apps on the same screen.

MIUI 12 new features

Power saving switches to Ultra mode

A new energy saving mode is emerging. He is called ” Ultra Battery Saver “. The goal

A application drawer, taken from the Poco Launcher (the Pocophone interface), makes its appearance in MIUI 12. Xiaomi is catching up with its main Chinese competitors (Oppo, Realme, OnePlus, Huawei, Honor) which already offer this presentation option. Finally, the dark mode happens at the level of the entire interface. A dark mode that is less energy-intensive and whose light intensity can be adjusted.

MIUI 12 new features

📱 Which smartphones will eventually be compatible with MIUI 12?

Here is the list of smartphones that will eventually be compatible (some models are not available in France):

Mi range :

  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Pro
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • Mi 9 (scheduled for June)
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi 9 Lite
  • Mid 9T (scheduled for June)
  • Mi 9T Pro (planned for June)
  • Mid 10
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 10 Lite
  • Mi Note 3
  • Mi Note 10
  • Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi MIX 2S
  • Mi MIX 3
  • Mi MAX 3
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The Xiaomi Mi 9 will for example be one of the compatible smartphones / Credits: Phonandroid

Redmi Note range :

  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 8A Dual
  • Redmi 10X (preinstalled at launch)
  • Redmi 10X Pro (preinstalled at launch)
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi note 5
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi note 8
  • Redmi Note 8T
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9s
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi S2
  • Redmi Y2
  • Redmi Y3

Poco range

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The Pocophone F1 / Credits: Phonandroid
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • POCO X2

📲 Which smartphones already have a stable update to MIUI 12?

Xiaomi continues to roll out the MIUI 12 stable update to a large number of smartphones. At the moment, these smartphones in particular are affected by the deployment:

  • Xiaomi Mi CC9
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Edition
  • Xiaomi mi 8
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 UD
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
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The Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro

Which gives the following complete list of smartphones:

MIUI 12 how to install the update

For it :

  • Make sure to back up your data for safety
  • See you in the Settings of your Xiaomi smartphone
  • Then go to About phone
  • Select System update or touch MIUI icon
  • If an update is already available, then simply follow the instructions on your phone’s screen

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