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Xiaomi MIUI 12 global launch scheduled for May 19

The latest version of the company's take on Google's Android OS comes with a number of new features and visual upgrades over its predecessor.

Sushant Talwar   New Delhi     Last Updated: May 14, 2020  | 09:16 IST

Highlights

  • Xiaomi is all set to announce MIUI 12 globally on May 19
  • MIUI 12 is the latest take on Android by the company
  • MIUI 12 promises not only smooth performance but also enhanced functionality

Xiaomi has announced the global launch date for its upcoming software update, the MIUI 12. The information was shared by the official MIUI Twitter which shared details of the MIUI 12 Global launch event. The company has informed that the event is scheduled to be held on May 19 at 8pm GMT. Being a global launch event, the event will be shown on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

For the uninitiated, MIUI 12 was first announced at the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in April. Post which, the company released a Closed Beta update in China with a stable update promised for a later date. The company has since then also started the recruitment of MIUI 12 pilot testers in India.

This latest version of the company's take on Google's Android OS comes with a number of new features and visual upgrades over its predecessor. With its upgrades, MIUI 12 promises not only smooth performance but also enhanced functionality with the help of features such as an updated version of dark mode, AI calling, new privacy and security tools, multi-tasking features, animations and wallpapers.

Interestingly, Xiaomi also claims that MIUI 12 is also the first mobile operating system that has passed TÜV Rheinland's "Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test."

MIUI 12: Eligible devices

While we're not sure of the global timeline for the MIUI 12, the company has announced the list of devices that will be getting the new MIUI 12 update. While it does cover most of the Xiaomi and Redmi phones you'd expect to see getting the update, there are a few notable omissions.

First Batch

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
Redmi K30 Pro
Redmi K30
Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20

Second Batch

Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi Mi 8 series
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 Pro

Third Batch

Mi Mix 2
Redmi 8, 8A
Redmi 7, 7A
Mi CC9
Mi CC9 Pro
Mi CC9e

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