MIUI 12 Goes Official with Dark Mode 2.0, Improved Gestures, New Mi Health App and More Features

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Xiaomi, earlier today, announced the launch of MIUI 12 alongside the launch of a new phone called the Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G. As the case is always, the latest edition of MIUI comes with several new feature-additions that range from new live wallpapers, enhanced privacy settings, and an improved always-on display feature.

Xiaomi has confirmed that it will start the rollout of MIUI 12 to existing handsets by June 2020. The company has already made public the list of handsets that shall be eligible for the MIUI update. From what we know so far, the upgrade to MIUI 12 will be issued in three batches with

The list of handsets that will get the MIUI 12 update can be seen in the list below.

1st Batch (June End)
Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10, Mi 10 Youth Edtion, Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi 9 Transparent edition, Mi 9, Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30, Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K20.

Batch 2
Mi Mix 3, Mi Mix 2S, Mi CC9 Pro, Mi CC 9, Mi CC 9 Mitu Edition, Mi 9SE, Mi 8UD, Mi 8 Transparent Edition, Mi 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7.

Batch 3
Mi CC9e, Mi Note 3, Mi Max 3, Mi 8 Lite, Mi 8SE, Mi Mix 2, Mi 6X, Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 7, Redmi 7A, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2.

Among the key additions to MIUI 12 is the simplified user interface that now gets an enhanced dark mode called Dark Mode 2.0. The new Super Wallpaper feature is Xiaomi’s implementation of a 3D wallpaper that zooms when you unlock the phone.

Another essential addition is the new Xiaomi Health app that can be used to track your fitness regime. This app takes a lot of inspiration from Samsung Fit like and is powered by a new AI algorithm called  Xiaomi MACE Micro that claims to consumes only 1% of the battery during active usage.

As outlined earlier, MIUI 12  also boasts of several updates to the core privacy features and claims that it has cleared the ‘Android Enhanced Privacy Protection Test’ by TÜV Rheinland.  There is also a new feature addition called “Flare” that keeps track of all the permissions that have been granted to apps installed on the handset. It shall also pop an alert when an app asks for permission to use components like the camera or GPS.

As outlined earlier, you will need to wait till June for the first stable update to arrive.

 

 


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