Xiaomi confirms MIUI 12 coming to 47 Mi, Redmi and POCO phones: Here are the eligible devices

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi just dropped the global version of its latest Android skin. MIUI 12 brings a ton of improvements across the board over its predecessor. The company has also released a list of eligible devices and the official rollout date for MIUI 12.

Xiaomi MIUI 12 rolls out globally with a focus on privacy

Xiaomi’s latest custom UI brings revamped visuals, improved dark mode, better privacy controls and more. MIUI 12 is also bringing a new quick reply feature, stock Android 10 navigation gestures, floating windows and a new casting feature that supports Miracast standard.

Xiaomi confirmed in an official blog post that MIUI 12 would be rolling out to 47 devices in total. The smartphones receiving the latest version of Xiaomi’s Android skin are spread across the company’s Mi, Redmi, and Poco lineup. The announcement also confirms that the MIUI 12 will be rolled out in three phases.

The first smartphones to get the MIUI 12 update will include the Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20, and Redmi K20 Pro. The first round of updates will reach devices by the end of June. However, the Beta version of the MIUI 12 will begin rolling out next week.
Xiaomi MIUI 12 launch: Where to watch live-stream, India live-stream time

MIUI 12 Global ROM will be unveiled at 20:00/ GMT + 8.00 hours. Xiaomi will be hosting a virtual event, which will be broadcasted on all its social media channels. In India, MIUI 12 live-stream will begin at 5.30 pm IST. Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain has also posted the MIUI 12 live-stream link on Twitter.

MIUI 12 features and upgrades

MIUI 12 was launched as a closed beta update in China on April 29. The Chinese ROM is slated to get a wider release in June. We can expect the global MIUI 12 ROM to feature the same features and privacy upgrades as the Chinese ROM.

MIUI 12 features a new interface and comes with Super Visual Design that presents data in the form of graphs and visual diagrams for easier understanding of information. Another new addition is ‘Super Wallpapers’ which includes high-resolution 3D wallpapers of the Moon, Earth, and Mars. There is also a new Dark Mode 2.0 that dims the background wallpaper and adjusts the font brightness.

The list of MIUI 12 upgrades also includes new animations for smoother user experience, a new notification shade with bigger buttons and sliders.

Not just visually, MIUI 12 gets upgrades in terms of privacy as well. Xiaomi claims that MiUi 12 is the first mobile operating system to have passed TÜV Rheinland’s Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test. The company has introduced a new ‘virtual ID’ security protocol that restricts suspicious apps from trying to get hands on to the user’s personal information.

Xiaomi will also introduce a new security feature called Barbed Wire that will allow users to give in-app permissions for a limited time.

List of eligible devices for MIUI 12

In China, Xiaomi has already announced the list of eligible Mi and Redmi devices that will receive the MIUI 12 update in three phases. The premium set of Mi and Redmi devices like Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Youth Edition, Mi 9 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30, Redmi K20 Pro, and Redmi K20 will be a part of the first batch to receive MIUI 12 updates.

The second phase will consist of smartphones which include Mi Mix 3, Mi 8 series, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 series.

Xiaomi will roll out MIUI 12 for Mi Mix 3, Mi 8 series, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 series in the third phase. The exact date for the wider release in China is unknown but the company plans to begin the rollout in June. Xiaomi India is expected to unveil the list of eligible devices and their rollout details soon after the MIUI 12 global launch.


Among the Redmi phones to receive the update during the second round are the Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro, Note 7S, Note 8, Note 8 Pro and Note 9. The Poco lineup, which includes the Poco X2, Poco F2 Pro and Poco F1, will also get the MIUI 12 update. Lastly, Xiaomi’s flagship Mi series including the Mi 10, Mi 10 Lite, Mi 10 Pro, Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite, Mi Mix 3, and Mi Mix 2S are all receiving the MIUI 12 update in the second round. However, there is no confirmed launch date for this round.


The last tranche of devices to receive MIUI 12 include the Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 8 Lite, Mi Note 3, Mi Max 3, and Mi Mix 2. The list of Redmi phones in the third round include the Redmi Y2, Y3, Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6, 6 Pro, 6A, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 7, and Redmi 7A. The Redmi Note 8, Note 8T, Note 9s, Note 9 Pro, Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi 8A, and 8A Dual will also receive the MIUI 12 update. Xiaomi has not announced a release date for the third round.

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