We all know, MIUI is one of the best Android-based operating systems, it is popular for its customization features. Today, Xiaomi has announced its the next-gen UI for its smartphones, MIUI 12. Xiaomi announced the next-gen User Interface at an online event in China alongside its latest Mi 10 Youth Edition phone.
The newly launched MIUI skin bags a lot of improvement and new features that users have been waiting to see on it predecessor, the MIUI 11. While fans will still have to wait till the end of June to start receiving the update over-the-air, you can apply for MIUI 12 closed beta program to get a peek into the new and improved UI.
MIUI 12 Best Features
The latest MIUI update has seen an overall makeover, Xiaomi has made great changes in the MIUI design, some of which exceeds fans expectation. The new update comes with a new animation engine, more customization options and a lot more.
One of the new changes you’ll notice in the new UI that you’ll notice is the system animation. Xiaomi has improved the system animation to a great extent and its smoother. The following are the most noticeable, opening or closing apps, opening the recent apps page or scrolling through the recent apps. Also, there is a new dynamic weather animation on the lock screen.
MIUI 12 comes with a cleaner UI, with more white spaces. Information in the settings is now displayed in the form of graphs, and charts something Xiaomi calls “Sensory Visual Design.”
One of the most noticeable changes I like is the improved action centre, it has been themed in such a way that it gives you that iOS action centre feels.
App Behaviour Records
In order to help users have total control over their privacy, Xiaomi has introduced app behaviour records privacy feature in MIUI 12. The feature keeps records of all the actions performed by different apps and presents them in the form of record history.
Additionally, the feature alerts you via notification when an app is using sensitive system capabilities.
Set of Android 10 features
MIUI 12 brings Android 10 navigation gesture, a feature that wasn’t present on the MIUI 11. User will also able to manage location privacy for individual apps. Users will also find a separate privacy management page in the settings.
Super wallpaper is one of the coolest features in the MIUI 12. We all know that there are several 3D wallpaper for smartphones to make it look cool, however, Xiaomi has added a little twist to how we see 3D wallpapers on smartphones, its way too cool.
Xiaomi has introduced new space exploration 3D wallpapers. The wallpaper zooms in every time you unlock the phone.
Dark Mode and Changes In Always-On Display
MIUI 12 has also brought Dark Mode 2.0, an improved version of the dark mode on the MIUI 11. Dark Mode 2.0 brings wallpaper dimming feature and tweaks to increase font readability.
Also, users will find new stickers for the Always-On display. On top of that, there is a minimalist mode to make navigation easier for elderly people, and a game acceleration mode.
Adding to Google’s digital wellbeing, Xiaomi has added a sleep tracker to help improve the user’s sleep cycle.
List of MIUI 12 Supported devices And Availability
MIUI 12 will roll out in three batches;
First batch (June, 2020)
- Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Youth Edition
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi 9 Transparent Edition, Mi 9
- Redmi K30 Pro Zoom, K30 Pro, K30 5G, K30
- Redmi K20 Pro Premium, K20 Pro, K20
Second batch (TBD)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Mi Mix 2s
- Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, Mi CC9, Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, Mi 9 SE
- Xiaomi Mi 8 UD, Mi 8 Transparent Edition, Mi 8
- Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7
Third batch (TBD)
- Xiaomi Mi CC9E
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3
- Xiaomi Mi Max 3
- XiaomiMi 8 Lite, 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
- Redmi S2/Y2
MIUI 12 First Beta Recovery Packages|Non-Beta testers can Install via TWRP
For those of you who can’t wait to start using MIUI 12 on your Xiaomi device, below are the list of MIUI 12 TWRP recovery packages.
- Mi 10 (umi) | Download
- Mi 10 Pro (cmi) | Download
- Redmi Note 5 (whyred) | Download
- Redmi K20 Pro (raphael) | Download
- Mi 8 (dipper) | Download
- Mi 9 (cepheus) | Download
- Mi 6 (sagit) | Download
- Redmi K20 (davinci) | Download
- Redmi Note 7 (lavender) | Download
- Mi Mix 2S (polaris) | Download
- Redmi K30 5G (picasso) | Download
- Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 (tucana) | Download
- Redmi K30 / Poco X2 (phoenix) | Download
- Redmi Note 7 Pro (violet) | Download
- Mi Mix 3 (perseus) | Download
- Redmi Note 8 Pro (begonia) | Download
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