It’s been just about a month that Xiaomi announced the global version of MIUI 12 for its smartphones, with beta versions rolling out on the same day. Now, with the sale and production of new smartphones impacted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Xiaomi is focusing on rolling out the new interface to new smartphones on priority.
A new report states Xiaomi smartphones have already started to receive the stable update to MIUI 12 which includes the Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 Pro Zoom, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro 5G and Mi 10 Youth. The report claims that the updates started rolling out from June 28 for more phones including the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 9 Explorer Edition, Redmi K20 Pro and the Redmi K20.
However, it seems there’s still time for the updates to roll out to phones in India. The rollout falls in line with the timeline shared by Xiaomi at the launch of MIUI 12. Xiaomi had promised that the first stable build will start rolling out from June. The rollout will also depend a lot on the COVID-19 pandemic that’s presently raging across the globe.
MIUI 12 brings a new design that’s powered by a Physics Engine and an animation rendering engine, which makes UI elements appear a lot better and more consistent across the software. The new interface also introduces floating windows to Xiaomi smartphones that can be used for quick replies to messages, or even a game to run minimized. MIUI 12 also supports universal casting to TVs and displays that support Miracast.
Then there are Super Wallpapers which let you tour planets from your phone screen. These wallpapers use part of the same package to animate the home screen, lock screen and the always-on display.
There are also a host of privacy improvements including a better notification management feature. MIUI 12 will highlight the critical components like the camera or microphone used by an app in the background. You can also choose to let apps acquire your location information only when they are running in the foreground.
There’s also a new dark mode that can force third party apps to also emulate the theme style. Lastly, a new Ultra Battery Saver mode is included to make phones last longer on a single charge. It kicks in when the phone hits 5 per cent battery, and shows a minimalist home screen with just a few essential apps.