After several leaks and rumours, Xiaomi finally announced its 13-series smartphone lineup in China on Sunday. The flagship lineup consists of two smartphones, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro, will feature a 120Hz OLED display, up to 120W fast charging support, a triple-camera setup with Leica branding and Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Along with the smartphones, Xiaomi also announced its next-gen skin, the MIUI 14.
The first MIUI was launched in 2010, and over the last 12 years, we have seen how Xiaomi jumped up from offering a budget smartphone segment to a premium smartphone segment. MIUI 14 is the latest Android 13-based interface for Xiaomi devices which is focused on providing a simpler experience to users without taking up too much space on their smartphones. Ex. Compared to MIUI 13 and MIUI 14 takes up to 1.5GB less smartphone space.
The latest custom Android skin from Xiaomi arrives with fewer pre-installed apps, and now users will have to encounter only 8 uninstallable pre-installed apps. With MIUI 14, the company aims to provide the most optimised and streamlined MIUI to date. The new MIUI 14 runs 60% smoother compared to its predecessor and has features like duplicate file merge, automatic compression of low-frequency apps, and the ability to easily turn off permanent notifications.
The design of MIUI 14 features customisable folders with normal and large icons like we’ve seen earlier on the Nothing (1) phone, as well as new widget options in different shapes and sizes. Along with all the changes mentioned above, the design changes also include animated cat/dog avatars on the home screen. Xiaomi also claims that end-to-end encryption and local data processing with a new user interface offer better privacy.
Which devices will get MIUI 14?
Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro will be the first lineup of smartphones to feature MIUI 14. In contrast, the rest of the smartphones* will receive the update by Jan 2023.
MIUI 14 by Jan 2023
- Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12S Ultra
- Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition
- Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition
- Xiaomi MIX Fold 2