MIUI 12 announced globally, here’s all you need to know about the new features it brings

MIUI 12 has been announced globally by Xiaomi, a month after it was launched in China. And here’s all you need to know about the new features it brings.

MIUI 12

Better Animations

MIUI 12 has a new animation rendering engine with improved animations, physics, and better feedback. It also adds colour blending and real-time Gaussian blur. The animations appear smooth in the demo videos.

MIUI 12 System animations

Xiaomi says that the new rendering engine in MIUI brings a G2 continuity curve, that reduces the gaps (black border) between the edges of the display and the bezels.

MIUI 12 G2 continuity curve

Weather App

MIUI 12 Weather

The weather app in MIUI 12 will dynamically change corresponding to the outside weather. Basically if it’s sunny outside, the app’s interface mirrors it, and other changes like cloudy, overcast, rain, snow etc are reflected accordingly.

MIUI 12 Weather app

Visualization

MIUI 12 overhauled UI

The interface of MIUI 12 has been overhauled for better visualization. It appears more polished, and has graphs and text data for battery, storage space, internet usage, etc. The screenshots do make it seem like the UI is cleaner.

Super Wallpapers

The latest version of the custom Android skin from Xiaomi brings an all new homescreen, lockscreen and always-on display experience. The company terms it “Super Wallpapers”, and these are Mars themed wallpapers.

Casting tool

MIUI 12 built-in universal casting tool

The operating system comes with a built-in universal casting tool.

Floating Windows

MIUI 12 Floating Windows

MIUI now supports floating windows for multitasking. You can use it to open or close an app’s window in a single tap.

Ultra Battery Saver

MIUI 12 Ultra Battery Saver

MIUI 12 comes with Ultra Battery Saver, which the company claims will provide 5 times longer battery life on standby when there’s only 5% power left. It does so by restricting the power consumption, background activity, decreasing the screen brightness and switches to the dark theme.

MIUI 12 Ultra Battery Saver features

Dark Mode

Dark Mode works universally for all third party apps in MIUI 12.

Permission Notification

MIUI 12 Permission Notification

The OS comes with a new Permission Notification feature that will alert you when the camera, microphone or location is being used in the background. MIUI 12 displays a bright notification icon on the status bar.

Permission Controls

MIUI 12 Permission Controls

The new version of MIUI offers better permission controls that let you decide whether to allow an app to access your contacts, call history, camera, location, microphone and storage.

MIUI 12 Permission Controls explained

You may choose to always allow the app, allow while using the app, notify, or deny rights on a per-app basis.

Erase Location Metadata

MIUI 12 Delete location info from photos

MIUI 12 can delete the location data from the metadata of photos that you share, to protect your privacy.

MIUI 12 80 languages

MIUI 12 now supports 80 languages.

Read our previous article to know when will MIUI 12 be available, and the list of Mi, Remdi and Poco devices it will be released for.


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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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