Redesigned MIUI 12 unveiled; Roll out to start from June
With the announcement of Mi10 Youth, Xiaomi has unveiled the newest MIUI 12. The new MIUI 12 brings new features and enhancements aimed at improving the user experience. It comes with a new flat look, Dark Mode 2.0 – which we’ve already talked about for better privacy control and better health features.
Visual improvements include new animations, interesting live wallpapers, and new always-on displays. The animation has been changed to open and close the app drawer, and the company says the new animation is more fluid.
At MIUI 12, Xiaomi focused on improving privacy-related features, and the company said it was the first mobile UI to pass TUV Reinland’s “Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test”. There are three new features, including a torch, barbed wire, and mask system that protect users from rogue applications.
At the launch event, the company revealed that MIUI has more than 310 million monthly active users, which primarily reveals the fact that Xiaomi has been very successful in its mid-budget device sales.
The MIUI 12 is still based on Android 10 and its beta program has already started in China while the company aims for a global release in June.
Here are some of the cool MIUI 12 features
Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open the Control center. Animated icons are a joy to look at!
Its Quick Toggle is on-trend where the user of MIUI 12 will get the brand new style similar to iPhone. Its quick toggle has totally new design where the user will get the new interface and feel of the iPhone UI. On the Control Center, the quick toggle is accessed by swiping down the screen and the whole quick toggle will appear. And can be operated on the same screen.
Dark Mode 2.0
As previously revealed, Xioami is very keen on improving Dark Mode on MIUI 12. Dark Mode 2.0 features wallpaper dimming, which, unlike the previous one, gradually changes the shade of the wallpaper as the day progresses.
This improves the text reading experience by automatically adjusting the font-weight by switching from light to dark mode, according to Xiaomi. To improve text comfort, Xiaomi also introduced a feature that automatically adjusts the font contrast based on ambient light.
Super Wallpaper & Visual Correction
With MIUI 12, the company has introduced new Super Wallpapers, a collection of high-resolution 3D wallpapers from Mars and Earth. These new live wallpapers are based on NASA’s space exploration data and can be used when the screen is locked and also it is when unlocked.
Whenever the phone is unlocked, these super wallpapers zoom from space shot to aerial shot. Wallpaper automatically adjusts based on Dark Mode settings.
Xiaomi has made the Settings app visible and it now displays system information, storage details, and other information in a graphical format. The company calls it “Sensory Visual Design“, which makes text a better experience and has better spacing between texts.
MIUI 12 has introduced a variety of improvements to system animation, including the new Android 10, such as navigation gestures, new animation for screen rotation, app launch, and shutdown. The app icon also gets a new animation and its response differs depending on the direction and speed of your gesture. Simple tasks such as deleting an app now have a ripple effect that animates the icon nearby.
MIUI 12 Privacy Features
With MIUI 12, Xioami places an added emphasis on security over privacy. It brings three new applications:
- Flame: This is to monitor all access permissions granted to applications. This raises the alert as soon as the app tries to access the camera or GPS.
- Barbed wire: This allows users to apply for a specific period of time, after which all permissions are automatically revoked. This can help users who want certain apps to allow conditional access to more features.
- Mask System: This feature prevents access to important private information such as IMEI, call logs, and calendars.
With the new UI, users can learn how the app behaves. It gives users information about what information they collect from a phone or other app.
It can transfer AI-powered feature calls and respond to conversations during conversations for those people with hearing problems. It is similar to Google’s Auto Screening feature and uses Xiaomi’s Xiao AI to answer calls for you. However, it is unclear whether the feature will be offered on devices outside China.
MIUI 12 launch schedule and qualified equipment
The beta testing program for MIUI 12 started. However, the stable version will be released in June 2020. Keep in mind that this timeline applies only to Chinese devices. The company has not yet announced the Global MIUI 12 rollout schedule.
Below is a list of devices to get MIUI 12:
The first phase
- Xiaomi Mi10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi10
- Xiaomi Mi10 Youth Edition
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
- Redmi K30 Pro
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K20 Pro
- Redmi K20
The second phase
- Mi Mix 3
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Series
- Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Redmi Note 7, 7 Pro
The third phase
- Mi Mix 2
- Redmi 8, 8a
- Redmi 7, 7a
- Mi CC9, CC9 Pro, CC9E
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