Xiaomi has announced MIUI 13 and thus sometimes creates some confusion. Indeed, the latest version of Android is based on Android 11. Nevertheless, I reveal below the novelties and the devices on which Xiaomi is launching the rollout.
- Xiaomi kicks off the global rollout of MIUI 13
- The new operating system is based on Android 11
- Highlights of the new version: Smart storage tricks and better algorithms to optimize system performance.
Along with the new Redmi Note 11 series devices, Xiaomi announced MIUI 13. So if you are using a Xiaomi smartphone, you can expect an update to the pre-installed Android version. However, the Chinese manufacturer only updates its interface and keeps the base of MIUI 12. Indeed, MIUI is based on Android 11 and therefore lacks some of the new features of the latest Google OS.
Asked about this, Xiaomi let us know that it was not yet possible to give more information on Android 12 on Xiaomi smartphones. However, as our Android 12 update tracker reveals, the manufacturer has already confirmed the major OS update for many devices. In the meantime, you can look forward to some new things in MIUI 13.
What’s new in MIUI 13
In MIUI 13, Xiaomi focuses on optimizing the performance of the smartphone. To do this, the manufacturer introduces a new system-level memory management method. “Liquid Storage” aims to prevent increasing memory fragmentation and increase read and write speed by up to 60% in the long term. The efficiency of working memory also needs to be improved. The “Atomized Memory” function, which intelligently distributes the RAM usage processes, is responsible for this improvement.
Other system optimization functions are called “Smart Balance” and “Focused Algorithms”. According to the press release, the former ensures 10% longer battery life thanks to better efficiency. At the same time, with “Focused Algorithms”, the smartphone reacts dynamically to usage scenarios to optimize the performance of MIUI 13.
The only thing you can try in MIUI 13 so far is the new sidebar. You will have “access to all your favourite applications in mobile windows” with a simple gesture. So it’s a multitasking feature that works with up to ten apps.
These devices will receive MIUI 13 in the spring.
The end of the Red mi 11 press conference marks the start of the global MIUI 13 rollout. The following Xiaomi smartphones are expected to have the possibility of being updated during the first phase of the first quarter of 2022:
- Mi 11 Ultra
- Mi 11
- Mi 11i
- Mi 11 Lite 5G
- Mi 11 Lite
- Xiaomi 11T Pro
- Xiaomi 11T
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
- Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 11 Pro
- Redmi Note 11S
- Redmi Note 11
- Redmi Note 10 Pro
- Redmi Note 10
- Redmi Note 10 I
- Redmi Note 8 (2021)
- Redmi 10
- XiaomiPad 5
How do you feel about waiting for Android 12, and what do you think of what’s new in MIUI 13?