MIUI 12 update will roll out to these 47 Xiaomi and Poco phones – Check if your phone is eligible for MIUI 12
- Xiaomi announced the MIUI 12 update on May 19, bringing some major privacy and design changes to its custom skin.
- All in all, 47 Xiaomi and Poco phones will get the MIUI 12 update – this includes popular phones like the Redmi K20 series, Poco F1, Redmi Note 7 Pro among others.
- Xiaomi says that the Redmi K20 series will be the first to get the MIUI 12 update, starting in June 2020. Other smartphones will be updated thereafter.
MIUI is Xiaomi’s custom user interface that is based on Android. It is used in hundreds of millions of Xiaomi smartphones. MIUI 12 is the latest version of Xiaomi’s custom skin, and it is based on Android 9 or Android 10, depending on the device.
List of devices that will get the MIUI 12 update
|Mi 9||Mi MIX 2|
|Mi 9T||Mi MAX 3|
|Mi 9T Pro||Mi 8 Lite|
|Redmi K20||Redmi Y2|
|Redmi K20 Pro||Redmi S2|
|Redmi Note 7||Redmi Note 5|
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||Redmi Note 5 Pro|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro||Redmi 6A|
|Redmi Note 9||Redmi 6|
|POCO F1||Redmi 6 Pro|
|Mi 10 Pro||Redmi Note 6 Pro|
|Mi 10||Redmi Y3|
|POCO F2 Pro||Redmi 7|
|POCO X2||Redmi 7A|
|Mi 10 Lite||Redmi Note 8|
|Mi Note 10||Redmi Note 8T|
|Mi 8||Redmi 8|
|Mi 8 Pro||Redmi 8A|
|Mi MIX 3||Redmi 8A Dual|
|Mi MIX 2S||Redmi Note 9s|
|Mi 9 SE||Redmi Note 9 Pro|
|Mi 9 Lite||Redmi Note 9 Pro Max|
|Redmi Note 7S||Mi Note 10 Lite|
|Mi Note 3|
What’s new in MIUI 12?
Xiaomi listed some of the major changes that the MIUI 12 update brings. These include:
Reinforced privacy protection
Xiaomi has enhanced privacy protection in MIUI 12 with a hardened permissions system. This system limits the access to camera, microphone, contacts, call history, calendar and storage – these permissions will only be accessible while you’re using the app.
Essentially, this approach tries to prevent apps from surreptitiously accessing information in the background without explicit permission from the user.
Apart from this, MIUI 12 also allows users to remove location information from photos before sharing them with other users or apps.
System-wide design and user interface changes
Another major change in MIUI 12 is the design. Xiaomi has updated the design language to look more modern and simpler. There are new system animations and a new rendering engine that brings a range of other real-time interface updates.
Apart from these two major updates, MIUI 12 also includes performance improvements and other tweaks.
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