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Xiaomi MIUI 12 launched: Dark Mode, privacy features and more; list of supported phones

Xiaomi has officially launched the global version of its MIUI 12 ROM, today. MIUI 12 comes with features like lifelike visuals, changes in functionalities and more.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 19, 2020 9:09:26 pm
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Tech News LIVE Updates May 19: Xiaomi has officially unveiled the global version of its MIUI 12 skin for Android, today. The new version comes with features such as lifelike visuals, changes in functionalities, privacy enhancements and more. The company says that it will start rolling out MIUI 12 to five devices, including the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, in late June. More devices will get the update at a later date.

With the lockdown relaxing than before a lot has opened up in the country including the production of smartphones. Several brands such as Xiaomi, Realme, Apple, OnePlus and more have all recently announced new devices amid the lockdown. Today, Motorola launched its Motorola Edge+ smartphone in the country with a price of Rs 74,999. The smartphone is already available in the global market. Additionally, Xiaomi announced MIUI 12.

The India version of the Motorola Edge+ is just the same as the global variant. Some of the key specifications of the Motorola Edge+ are 6.7-inch full HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 865 processor, 108MP quad rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery and more. Here’s everything you need to know about Motorola Edge+. In India, the Motorola Edge+ will compete with Xiaomi’s Mi 10 that went official in the country recently.

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Tech News Live Updates: May 19: Motorola Edge+ launched, MIUI 12 announcement, Poco Pop Buds name revealed, Apple Watch Pride edition, OnePlus 8 Pro X-ray filter

21:06 (IST)19 May 2020
MIUI 12 supported devices

Xiaomi has announced that it will start rolling out MIUI 12 to Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro by the end of June.

Apart from the abovementioned smartphones, Xiaomi has announced that it will be rolling out the MIUI 12 update to 42 other phones at a later date. However, it did not reveal the exact date of the rollout for these smartphones. Below is a list of all the smartphones which will be receiving the MIUI 12 update.

Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 9, POCO F1, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10, POCO F2 Pro, POCO X2, Mi 10 Lite, Mi Note 10, Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite, Redmi Note 7S, Mi Note 3, Mi MIX 2, Mi MAX 3, Mi 8 Lite, Redmi Y2, Redmi S2, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 8A Dual, Redmi Note 9s, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Mi Note 10 Lite.

20:59 (IST)19 May 2020
MIUI 12 Key features

Xiaomi has just unveiled its new global MIUI 12 skin for Android. The company will start rolling out the MIUI 12 Global ROM by the end of June. Here's a list of its key features:

* Super Wallpapers

* New Animations

* New UI Elements

* Floating Window

* Permissions Privacy features

* Sleep Tracking

* Improved Dark Mode

* Always On Display customisability

19:29 (IST)19 May 2020
Honor launches new laptop, Router, Smart Vacuum Cleaner and more

Honor has launched a number of new products including the Honor MagicBook Pro, ViewPad 6, Vision X1 Series and more. Apart from announcing these products, the company has also launched an Academy Program specifically for the overseas market. The company is yet to announce when it will be bringing these devices to India.

17:52 (IST)19 May 2020
Xiaomi MIUI 12 Global ROM launched

Xiaomi has finally launched its MIUI 12 Global ROM via a livestream on YouTube. MIUI 12 brings features like lifelike visuals, Miracast integration, floating windows and more. MIUI 12 will start rolling out at the end of June to five Xiaomi smartphones. Many others seen in the list below will follow soon. The global beta will be made available for everyone next week.

16:07 (IST)19 May 2020
OnePlus 8 Pro's colour filter will be disabled 'temporarily'

The recently launched OnePlus 8 Pro's colour filter camera has become the talk of the town. But OnePlus fans might need to hold their excitement for now as the company has announced to disable the 'X-Ray' camera. The company has announced that it is going to disable the filter via a software update in the weeks to come. The filter will be disabled 'temporarily' which means there are chances of it to reappear again. Here's everything you need to know about OnePlus 8 Pro's colour filter camera.

14:37 (IST)19 May 2020
Apple announces new Pride Edition bands for the Apple Watch

Apple has announced new Apple Watch bands to celebrate Pride month. The Pride Edition Sport Band is joined by the Nike Pride Edition Sport Band. Both of the new bands are available for both the 42mm and 44mm Apple Watch and cost $49 to buy. Apple says that each band is assembled by hand. Apple also announced new Pride-themed watch faces. The new watch faces will arrive with watchOS 6.2.5.

14:16 (IST)19 May 2020
Poco’s upcoming earbuds will be called Poco Pop Buds

After Xiaomi and Realme, Poco is now gearing up to launch true wireless earbuds and it will be called Poco Pop Buds. On Monday, the company asked consumers to choose a name for the upcoming earbuds and Poco Pop Buds was the most voted one among all and hence this name is finalised. The company has revealed that POCO Pop Buds got the highest share of votes (42.4% out of a total 21,416 votes), thereby confirming the name of the upcoming product. To add to this engagement, C Manmohan, General Manager, POCO India said, “Hey POCO fans, a few weeks back, we asked you which product we should bring next and you chose TWS (earbuds). We're happy to announce that we're a step closer in making it a reality and want your help in choosing a name for it. Vote and let's know what we should call it.”

13:48 (IST)19 May 2020
Motorola Edge+ launched in India: Specifications, price in India 

Motorola Edge+ goes official in India at Rs 74,999. The pre-booking of the smartphone will begin starting today on Flipkart and leading offline retail stores. It is expected to go on sale starting May 26. As apart of the launch offer Motorola Edge+ announced an exclusive, limited period launch offer of Rs 7,500 Instant Discount/Cashback on ICICI Credit Cards. 

As far as the specifications are concerned, Motorola Edge+ comes with 5G support and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC that also powers the Mi 10, OnePlus 8 Pro and others. Other features that Motorola Edge+ includes are 6.7-inch screen, 90 hz refresh rate, 12 GB of Micron DDR5 memory, 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage, 108MP rear camera module including 16MP ultra wide lens and macro lens, punch hole camera design, 5000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, stock Android 10.

12:18 (IST)19 May 2020
Microsoft Surface Hub 2S launched in India and it costs Rs 11,89,999

Microsoft Surface Hub 2S is now in India and it costs a whopping Rs 11,89,999. The retail bundle includes the Surface Hub 2S along with a Surface Hub 2 camera and a Surface Hub 2 Pen. If you want to get the Steelcase stand for it, it costs an additional Rs 1,75,000.

Surface Hub 2S is a 50-inch digital whiteboard designed for conferences and meetings. It comes with 4K resolution and supports multi-touch. The device features three-way speakers with built-in tweeters and a rear-firing subwoofer.

The device is powered by the Intel 8th Gen Core i5 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. It runs the company's own Windows 10 operating system. To learn more about the device click here.

12:05 (IST)19 May 2020
Nationwide e-pass website released, here's how to use it

The government of India has released a new single-point access website, from where people can request an e-pass. The website has been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and allows people to request an e-pass of 17 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra and more. To know about how you can use the website to get an e-pass click here.

10:22 (IST)19 May 2020
Honor launch today: Smart lifestyle products to be announced

Honor is all set to launch new smart lifestyle products in the country. The launch event will begin at 5:30 IST (20:00 Beijing time) and will go on for around an hour. Interested people will be able to watch the event on the company's Facebook and YouTube channel. The company hasn't revealed details of the products it will launch today but media reports suggest the company could launch new TV, laptop, and more smart lifestyle products. 

10:13 (IST)19 May 2020
Motorola Edge+: Everything we know about the device

The Motorola Edge+ global version comes with a curved 6.7-inch full-HD+ OLED display, 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage, 108MP quad cameras (primary 108MP, 16MP ultra-wide lens, 8MP telephoto camera, and Time of Flight (ToF) sensor), 25MP front camera, 5,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging, in-display fingerprint sensor. In the United States the Motorola Edge+ is priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 75,300). The company is yet to reveal the India pricing but it is expected to be similar to the US price. 

Tech News LIVE Updates May 19: The Motorola Edge+ India launch is set at 12PM IST. The India version of the Motorola Edge+ is just the same as the global variant. Some of the key specifications of the Motorola Edge+ are 6.7-inch full HD+ OLED display, Snapdragon 865 processor, 108MP quad rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery and more. In India, the Motorola Edge+ will compete with Xiaomi's Mi 10 that went official in the country recently.