MIUI 13 update features, device list, release date in India, and everything else we know so far

Here's a quick look at everything we know about Xiaomi's upcoming custom skin, MIUI 13


  • MIUI 13 release date is tipped to be June 25th
  • The new custom skin is expected to come with a handful of improvements over last year’s MIUI 12.5
  • MIUI 13 features may include optimised animations, new themes, wallpapers, and plenty of security improvements 

MIUI 13 features, release date, download, and eligible devices list have started doing the rounds of the internet, even though the MIUI 12.5 is still being pushed to Xiaomi smartphones. The upcoming custom Android skin, which will take over from last year’s MIUI 12.5, is currently in development. The Xiaomi MIUI 13 update launch is expected in the second quarter, just like every version in the past few years, and is expected to arrive on phones from 2019 or newer. Speaking of the MIUI 13 features, it’s supposed to bring optimised animations, new themes, wallpapers, and plenty of security improvements, among other things. Here’s a quick look at MIUI 13 update, features, device list, and everything we know so far!

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MIUI 13 release date in India

The MIUI 13 release date is apparently set for June 25th, according to reports. The update is likely to be announced in China first, followed by other regions including India. There is no word on MIUI 13 release date in India yet, obviously. However, looking at Xiaomi’s past track record, the update could take around 2-3 months to reach India. MIUI 12, to recall, was originally announced in May but was only made available in the country in August.

MIUI 13 update download

As usual, the MIUI 13 update download will be in a phased manner. The brand will roll out the beta version of the update to a handful of users at first, followed by the stable version for all compatible devices. The timeline of the MIUI 13 update rollout remains a mystery at the moment.

MIUI 13 features

The MIUI 13 features list is too short at the moment to tell whether the update be a major upgrade or just an iterative of last year’s custom skin. Among the few that are rumoured so far include optimised animations to improve the overall experience of the new custom Android skin from Xiaomi. The update is also expected to come with design changes, enhanced touch sensitivity, advanced privacy options, native screen recording support, improved battery performance, new gestures, and enhanced notifications panel, among other things.

MIUI 13 features (rumoured)

  • Improved in User Interface
  • Optimised Animations
  • Enhanced Touch sensitivity
  • Improved Scrolling screenshot
  • Native screen recording support
  • New Theme designs and improved gestures
  • Enhanced Always on Display
  • Scheduling option for Airplane mode 
  • Improved Notification panel for Social media apps for faster Reply and enhanced experience
  • More flexible storage experience
  • Fast charging improvements
  • New power saving mode to improve battery performance
  • Enhanced Notification system for managing older and newer notifications

MIUI 13 could also bring Android 12 features such as Media Transcoding, new unified API, and wallpaper-based theming, to compatible Xiaomi mobile phones. Click here to know about the upcoming Android 12 features.

MIUI 13 wallpaper

Expect Xiaomi to throw in some new Super Wallpapers (its version of Live Wallpapers) in the upcoming MIUI 13. Additionally, there could be some new ‘Live Backgrounds and Themes’, inspired by last year’s MIUI 12 whose Mars theme with moving pictures of the red planet were well-received among the users.

MIUI 13 update device list: eligible devices

The rumoured MIUI 13 eligible device list so far includes:

  • Mi 11 series
  • Mi 10 series
  • Mi Fold
  • Redmi Note 10 series
  • Redmi Note 9 series
  • Mi MIX Alpha
  • Redmi K40 series
  • Redmi K30 series
  • Redmi K20 series
  • Redmi 9 series
  • Redmi 10X series
  • POCO X3 series
  • POCO X2
  • POCO M2 series
  • POCO X2 Pro/ POCO X2 Pro
  • Black Shark 3 series
  • Black Shark 2 series

While Xiaomi is known to roll out a new software update to devices as old as four years, rumours are rife that it has decided to skip MIUI 13 for its 2019’s flagships Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3, as well as last year’s mid-rangers like the Redmi Note 8 series and the Redmi 8 lineup.