MIUI 12 Release Date & Features

It’s been couple of months since the launch of MIUI 11 i.e. in Oct 2019. Xiaomi has already started working on its next generation project that is Xiaomi MIUI 12. It’s also confirmed by Xu Jieyun the Xiaomi’s General Manager of Public Relations on China’s social site Weibo.

Xiaomi MIUI 12 Confirmation

There are many features that were expected in previous MIUI version but unfortunately they were missed. The company has planned to include those features in the MIUI 12. Like in MIUI 11 the “Dark Mode” is not available to all the Xiaomi’s mobiles, but it will be added system wide in MIUI 12 release. Although, there is not much information revealed yet about MIUI 12 but based on existing leaks & rumors we tried to cover as much as possible.

MIUI 12 Release Date in India & Other Countries

As the latest MIUI is released back on Oct 2019 it is expected that MIUI 12 will be releasing in August 2020 in India & other countries. This is what we estimated based on last 7 MIUI release history as below.

MIUI Versions Release Date
MIUI 5 01-Mar-13
MIUI 6 29-Aug-14
MIUI 7 13-Aug-15
MIUI 8 16-Jun-16
MIUI 9 10-Aug-17
MIUI 10 19-Jun-18
MIUI 11 22-Oct-19
MIUI 12 Aug 2020 (Expected)

List of MIUI 12 Features

1. Global System Wide Dark Mode:

Yes, many of you saying that System Wide Dark Mode is still available in MIUI 11 but to the limited no of devices like Redmi K20 Pro and some other models. But in MIUI 12 this feature will be for every Xiaomi mobiles. By turning this feature ON a dark mode/theme will be applied to all the apps, system settings & everywhere. It will not be limited to just some apps, thats why it’s called Global System Wide Dark mode, it will be applied to whole the system.

2. Notepad Drawing Function:

MIUI fans were waiting for a long time to get this feature. Now it’s officially confirmed by Xiaomi in QA session on 4 Dec 2019 that it’s under development. We are expecting this feature to be released with MIUI 12 this year.

Xiaomi December 2019 QA Session

3. Advanced Always On Display:

Always On Display was introduced in MIUI 11 but its limited in many functionality. We are expecting an advanced AOD (Always On Display) feature in MIUI 12, that will be available to all the Xiaomi phones. This will include functionalities like custom GIF loop playback animations, animated clocks & custom texts.

4. Mimoji in Camera:

Earlier one has to install an extra app to use Mimoji in Xiaomi phones. But in MIUI 11 it’s incorporated into the default camera app itself. Now in MIUI 12 we are expecting this feature to be more advanced, like it will support head & mouth detections and facial expressions more precisely than ever.

5. Disable all the Sensors:

It is speculated that there will be a separate button in notification panel that allow us to disable all the sensors in single click. Whether its proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer sensor, GPS, gyroscope or fingerprint sensor all will stop working after clicking this button and provides you privacy you needed since long.

6. Mi Share:

Xiaomi is going to let you use Mi Share to share files between any mobile phones. Xiaomi has partnered with Oppo, Realme & Vivo to make this happen and are in process to partner with other brands too. Now you will be able to share data with not just Xiaomi but other brand phones as well.

7. Ultra Battery Saver Mode:

This feature will help you save battery by turning off all the power consuming features and only allowing messages & calls to work. It will turn display to black or dark theme and allow user to choose only selective apps to work.

List of MIUI 12 Eligible Devices

As always MIUI 12 will not be rolled out simultaneously to all the Xiaomi devices. It will be release in multiple phases. So, here is the MIUI 12 supported devices list.

  • MI 9 SE
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 Lite
  • Mi 9T
  • Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi 8 Pro
  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • Mi 6
  • MI MIX 3
  • MI MIX 2S
  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi MIX
  • Mi Note 3
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Max 3
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi Play
  • POCO F1
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi Y3
  • Redmi Y2
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi S2
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5A Prime / Y1
  • Redmi Note 5A / Y1 Lite
  • Redmi Note 4x
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro

MIUI 12 Beta Download

Before the final launch of stable MIUI 12 this year 2020, Xiaomi will call out the beta testers on their official forum here for registration. We will update the beta download link & steps to upgrade from stable ROM to Beta MIUI 12 here as soon as Xiaomi will release the MIUI 12 Beta tester notification. So, bookmark this page and visit frequently for all the latest news about MIUI 12.


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