Xiaomi HyperOS rollout announced for more devices in December 2023

Highlights
  • Xiaomi has announced the HyperOS developer version for a second batch of devices.
  • This includes the Xiaomi 12 series, Xiaomi 12S series, Redmi K50 series, and a Xiaomi tablet.
  • The devices will gain a new UI, some optimizations and features.

Xiaomi debuted HyperOS, its new operating system for mobile devices last month. Back then, it was announced for a handful of Xiaomi and Redmi devices including smartphones, tablets, etc. Now, the company has expanded the release to a few more devices and they will be getting it next month. Here is that list:

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Xiaomi and Redmi devices getting HyperOS

Xiaomi has scheduled the HyperOS developer update for the following 11 devices:

  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra
  • Xiaomi 12S Pro
  • Xiaomi 12S
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition
  • Xiaomi 12
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4
  • Redmi K50 Ultra
  • Redmi K50 Gaming Edition
  • Redmi K50 Pro
  • Redmi K50

So, the Xiaomi 12S series, Xiaomi 12 series, Redmi K50 series, and Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro are eligible for this OTA update.

Xiaomi Pad 6 was present in the last release but Xiaomi Pad 5 is still missing. There is no mention of the Xiaomi 13 series either. 

Initially, even the Xiaomi 12S lineup was not present in Xiaomi’s post on its community forums but was later added with a note highlighting the significance of the Xiaomi 12S series as they were the first Leica-branded Xiaomi smartphones in the market. 

HyperOS features

Improved performance

Besides the smoother animations, HyperOS is also said to bring faster boot times, longer retention of apps in the background memory, etc.

AI tricks

HyperOS packs AI text generation, doodles to image creator, image searching using natural language queries, and the ability to capture text from images

Interconnectivity features

HyperOS also works as a connecting tissue between its various devices. Thus we have features like the ability to continue the tasks in an app on a different device, accept calls on other devices, and allow other devices to use your primary device’s homescreen, universal clipboard, notification mirroring, use the phone’s rear cameras as a webcam for Xiaomi laptops, share your mobile data with other devices, etc.

Privacy and Security

Xiaomi has opened up some parts of HyperOS to the open-source community. Meanwhile, the OS comes with a higher level of encryption and permission management rules.

New UI features

HyperOS has an iOS-like lockscreen, widgets, Dynamic-Island-like notification system, Quick Settings menu, etc.

Key Specs

Xiaomi 12S Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 | 8 GBProcessor
6.73 inches (17.09 cm) Display
50 MP + 48 MP + 48 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4860 mAh Battery
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