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

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

Highlights

  • Xiaomi is likely to announce MIUI 13 sometime in August 
  • The new custom skin is expected to bring some significant improvements over last year’s MIUI 12.5
  • MIUI 13 features may include virtual RAM technology, game floating window, and more

MIUI 13 release date seems to be just around the corner as reports around its features, update, and eligible devices have started doing the rounds. The upcoming custom Android skin is expected to bring some significant improvement over last year’s MIUI 12.5. The MIUI 13 update launch is likely to happen as early as next month and just like every version in the past few years, it’s expected to arrive on Xiaomi phones, including Redmi and POCO, 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!

Read more: MIUI 12.5 update, release date, features, download, eligible devices, and more you need to know

MIUI 13 release date in India

Xiaomi is mum on MIUI 13 release date in India and elsewhere. However, rumours are rife, that the custom Android skin could be announced sometime in August. The update is likely to be announced in China first, followed by other regions. Looking at Xiaomi’s past track record, if the MIUI 13 is announced next month, the update could take around 2-3 months to reach India. MIUI 12, to recall, was originally announced in May last year 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

MIUI 13 is said to have multiple new features. It’s said to come with a floating window for games, which is totally new on any custom skin as we’ve so far seen only floating windows for apps. The MIUI 13 could also bring memory fusion technology and a layered rendering system. The former is said to be similar to the virtual RAM feature seen in OPPO and Vivo smartphones. The feature allows phones with limited RAM to utilise a portion of the storage as RAM for better performance and multitasking. The MIUI 13 is expected to bring an additional 3GB of RAM to Xiaomi phones.

Additionally, the skin will reportedly be a significant change over the MIUI 12 in terms of design and look. The update is also said to bring new animations and fonts, redesigned app icons, advanced privacy options, native screen recording support, improved battery performance, new gestures, and an enhanced notifications panel, among other things.

MIUI 13 features (rumoured)

  • Improved 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 MIUI 13 update is said to be released for Xiaomi devices launched in the previous two years. This is is not surprising as the vendor is known for providing three MIUI updates for flagships as well as popular mid-rangers, and two MIUI update for budget smartphones. 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 will allegedly release the MIUI 13 update to devices launched in the last two years, rumours are rife that it has decided to skip it 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.