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MIUI 12 India Launch Highlights: Features, eligible phones, rollout timeline

Xiaomi MIUI 12 New Features, India Launch Live Updates: Xiaomi has just launched its MIUI 12 operating system in India and here's everything you need to know about it.

Written by Karanveer Singh Arora | New Delhi | Updated: August 13, 2020 8:12:23 am
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Xiaomi MIUI 12 India Launch Live Updates: Xiaomi is set to launch its Android-based MIUI 12 on Wednesday in a live event. The live stream of the event will be available on Twitter, Youtube and other social media handle starting at 12 PM. The MIUI 12 will be launched one day after Xiaomi launched new smartphones Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra in an event on August 11 in China.

If Xiaomi’s developers’ claims are to be believed, the MIUI 12 will be their best firmware in the last decade. Some have even gone on comparing it with Apple’s iOS. According to an update shared on Mi Community forum, the beta testing for Redmi Note 7 Pro users has already begun. The Chinese company has already released the MIUI 12 in the Redmi K20 series in India. However, it is yet to be seen which devices will get access to the new user interface.

At the online launch event, Xiaomi will announce all the key features of MIUI 12, India based customisations, and devices eligible to get the software update. Stay tuned to indianexpress.com as we bring all the latest updates from the online launch event.

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Xiaomi MIUI 12 India Launch Live Updates: Xiaomi is set to launch its Android-based MIUI 12 on Wednesday in a live event. The live stream of the event will be available on Twitter, Youtube and other social media handle starting at 12 PM.

13:19 (IST)12 Aug 2020
MIUI 12 details

Xiaomi has finally launched MIUI 12 update in India. It comes with multiple new features that will be available for Mi and Redmi users including an improved user interface with dark mode on third-party apps and more. Here are more details for you to read.

13:13 (IST)12 Aug 2020
MIUI 12 roll out schedule

MIUI 12 will be made available first for the Mi 10 sometime this month, followed by the Redmi Note 9/Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 8/Redmi Note 8 Pro and then the Redmi Note 7/Redmi Note 7 Pro. For the full list of the devices being updated, the company has asked its customers to stay tuned to its social media channels.

Xiaomi, COO, Mr Muralikrishnan B during the launch event said that MIUI 12 will eventually be available for most Xiaomi devices.

13:01 (IST)12 Aug 2020
MIUI 12: Work features

The company claims that MIUI 12 is perfect for professionals with all of its new features like:

Universal Casting Tool: This allows users to cast anything that they do on their phones on to a bigger display with the help of MiraCast. This also has a sub-tool, called private casting, which allows users to receive messages and calls, without them disturbing the cast.

Floating Windows: To make multitasking easier, the company has introduced a new Floating Windows feature that allows users to keep at their work while at the same time performing other tasks also.

Ultra Battery Saver mode: With this new mode, the company claims you can get up to five additional hours of usage from your device. Inside of this mode you can add a set of apps that you require and all of the other apps will not be made available when this is turned on.

12:50 (IST)12 Aug 2020
Magic Clone feature

Xiaomi has added a Magic Clone feature into MIUI 12, which allows users to take images and videos of themselves along with their clones in them.  The Magic Clone feature will initially be made available only on the Mi 10 and will roll out to other devices soon.

12:46 (IST)12 Aug 2020
Finally, a built-in app drawer

With MIUI 12, Xiaomi has finally added an app drawer into the UI, similar to the one seen in the POCO launcher. However, this needs to be enabled from the settings panel.

12:43 (IST)12 Aug 2020
Dark Mode

Xiaomi with MIUI 11 launched a system-wide dark mode for its system apps. Now, with MIUI 12, the company claims that most third party apps now support dark mode.

12:37 (IST)12 Aug 2020
Super Wallpapers

MIUI 12 introduces Super Wallpapers, which bring the actual surfaces from official images of Mars and Earth from NASA, to your phone. The images subtly zoom in when the phone is unlocked to show the surface of the planet. Apart from zooming into various areas of the planets, the Super Wallpapers also change with time. If it is Morning, then the planets will look like how they do while the Sun is up, and at nighttime, the wallpapers will turn darker as if it is night in them too.

12:26 (IST)12 Aug 2020
New Control Centre and Notification Shade

With MIUI 12, Xiaomi has revealed a redesigned Control Centre and Notification Shade. By swiping down from the top right of the display, you will be able to access the control centre and by swiping down from the top left you will be able to access the new notification shade. This new UI according to the company will give users a lot more information at one glance.

12:20 (IST)12 Aug 2020
New Weather app

Xiaomi has revealed a new Weather app along with MIUI 12. The new app brings in good animations, which will make you see real-life weather conditions inside of the app.This feature has been taken into other system apps also and is being called as layered apps.

12:15 (IST)12 Aug 2020
Mi Light Cone Animation framework

The Mi Light Cone Animation framework is built on three building blocks, with which the company claims it has been able to make the user experience much smoother. The Mi Light Cone Animation framework includes the Light Cone Rendering Engine, Light Cone Physics Engine and an enhanced animation framework.

With the Light Cone Rendering Engine, the company has enabled advanced colour blending and blurring, instead of Android's usual linear opacity, this allows users to view the blurring in real-time.

The Light Cone Physics Engine turns UI elements into real objects. This allows users to have a three dimensional experience.

The enhanced animation framework helps make all the animations in the UI smoother.

12:05 (IST)12 Aug 2020
MIUI 12 India launch event started

Xiaomi has started its MIUI 12 India launch event. During the event, the company claims that MIUI 12 will be rolled out to most of the Xiaomi devices available in India.

It claims that the MIUI 12 has been built up from the kernel level. And to ensure the system smoothness, the company has introduced the Mi Light Cone Animation framework.

11:59 (IST)12 Aug 2020
MIUI 12 India launch to start in a few minutes

Xiaomi India will soon start its MIUI 12 India launch event, where it will be revealing details about the new operating system and details as to when and which of its smartphones will be receiving the update.

11:23 (IST)12 Aug 2020
How to watch MIUI 12 launch livestream

Xiaomi is set to launch its Android-based MIUI 12 on Wednesday in a live event. The live stream of the event will be available on Twitter, Youtube and other social media handle starting at 12 PM.

Xiaomi MIUI 12 India Launch Live Updates: If Xiaomi's developers' claims are to be believed, the MIUI 12 will be their best firmware in the last decade. Some have even gone on comparing it with Apple's iOS. According to an update shared on Mi Community forum, the beta testing for Redmi Note 7 Pro users has already begun. The Chinese company has already released the MIUI 12 in the Redmi K20 series in India. However, it is yet to be seen which devices will get access to the new user interface. The MIUI 12 will be launched one day after Xiaomi launched new smartphones Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra in an event on August 11 in China.