* MIUI 14 India launch date is February 27th.
* The new custom skin will come as a follow-up to the MIUI 13.
* MIUI 14 is claimed to make the system lighter than before, the ability to uninstall more system apps and more.
* MIUI 14 promises better optimisations for third-party apps.
* It also carries less bloatware and there are some new features.
* Similar to previous iterations, the latest Android 13-based MIUI 14 should include new animations and wallpapers.
The MIUI 14 Indian version is set to launch in the country on February 27th.
We can expect the rollout of the custom layer to the Xiaomi line of phones over the course of the next few months, probably starting with top-end models.
Xiaomi 13 Pro is releasing on February 26th, and we can expect it to come with MIUI 14 out of the box. Xiaomi has said MIUI 14 will give users an India-exclusive experience, but has not revealed any specifics or the stable update rollout timeline.
MIUI 14 is already present on POCO X5 Pro which debuted in India earlier this month. The new Xiaomi custom skin originally launched in December and comes as a follow-up to the MIUI 13, which is currently present on most Xiaomi/Redmi phones.
MIUI 14 is claimed to make the system lighter than before. This also includes system simplification with ultra-small firmware and memory usage. The update also reduces the number of applications that cannot be uninstalled to just eight.
Xiaomi will officially unveil Android 13-based MIUI 14 at the MWC 2023 (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain. This will come a day after the launch of the Xiaomi 13 Pro global variant on February 26.
The company first introduced the MIUI 14 in China in December 2022, but the global iteration will include some tweaks. Xiaomi says that users in India will also get some country-specific features, but details remain unclear.
To watch the official presentation, fans can follow Xiaomi India and global social media channels, including the YouTube page.
So far, some smartphones, including the Xiaomi 12 Pro, have already received Android 13-based MIUI 14, but the Xiaomi 13 Pro will likely be the first to ship with this OS version out-of-the-box.
When Xiaomi unveiled the MIUI 14 in China, the company promised better optimisations for third-party apps. It also carries less bloatware and there are some new features like four different app icon sizes, a simple toggle for silent mode, and real-time subtitles during video calls.
Similar to previous iterations, the latest Android 13-based MIUI 14 should include new animations and wallpapers.
Xiaomi will likely announce the rollout timeline, specific to the Indian market. Some of the latest smartphones eligible for the Android 13-based MIUI 14 update include Poco X5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi 11i series (already receiving), and Redmi K50i.
A day before the MIUI 14 presentation, Xiaomi will launch the global and Indian variants of Xiaomi 13 Pro. The phone is co-engineered with Leica to improve smartphone photography. Xiaomi started collaborating with Leica for the Xiaomi 12s Ultra ,the phone was never released to the general public. The upcoming Xiaomi 13 Pro will be available for purchase later.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro will ship with Android 13-based MIUI 14, and other features include 120W fast charging. It may also come with a 6.73-inch 2K display, a 4,820mAh battery, and a 50-megapixel 1-inch Sony IMX989 primary sensor. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
The phone will reportedly cost EUR 1,299 (around Rs 1,06,00), likely for the top variant. The India-specific model could be a lot more affordable as Xiaomi would hope to keep the Xiaomi 13 Pro more accessible.
There are already some Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC-powered phones in India, such as OnePlus 11, Galaxy S23 series, and iQOO 11.
MIUI 14 Features
MIUI 14 also adds application cleaning that saves only one copy of duplicate files and compresses low-frequency applications. The update also adds improvements to notification management.
There is a new MIUI photon engine that operates under the Android kernel and opens the capability of third-party application developers. The fluency of the system is vastly improved in high-load scenarios.
The energy consumption of third-party applications has increased by up to 22 percent. The information flow is smooth and brings more power-saving. This also lets more developers access the MIUI photon engine.
MIUI 14 has a richer and more personalised visual experience. Xiaomi also offers 4 sizes for each icon, thereby making the home screen more interesting. Users can add interactive flowers and pets on the home screen, bringing them to life.
MIUI 14 brings new family service functions. Family accounts allow up to 9 people so that they can share services with family and friends. There is shared cloud space and a shared photo album.
Users can set family and friends’ photos as screensavers on their phones. Besides these, Xiaomi might introduce a few India-centric features as well.
Xiaomi 13 Series to launch in India Next Week
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch its Xiaomi 13 Pro smartphone in India next week. The company will live stream the launch event on its official website and social media channels.
Already launched in China, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset paired with up to 16GB of RAM.
The smartphone runs Android 13 operating system and it sports a 50MP triple rear camera. Xiaomi 13 Pro comes with IP68 rating and is backed by a 4,820 mAh battery with 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging support.
FAQ’s on Xiaomi MIUI
1) What are the specifications of Xiaomi 13 Pro ?
Ans) The Xiaomi 13 Pro will feature a 50MP Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor in the photography area. A Leica telescopic lens measuring 75mm will be included. Also, this gadget will have 50MP Samsung JN1 sensors for both the zoom and ultra-wide-angle lenses. Additionally, a 6.73-inch OLED 120Hz, 2K monitor will be included with the Xiaomi 13 Pro. This device will also come with a 4820 mAh battery that supports 120W rapid charging. This product will also enable 10W reverse wireless charging and 50W wireless charging.
2) What are MIUI 14 features ?
Ans) Xiaomi has confirmed an ‘India-exclusive’ experience, meaning we will get some new exclusive features meant for Indian devices only.
Otherwise, MIUI 14 will be a simpler skin, not taking much space. It will occupy around 1.5GB less space than MIUI13. Pre-installed apps will be lesser (only 8, that too uninstallable), and optimizations for 3rd party apps so that less power is consumed.
There will be automatic compression of apps that are not used too often and system fluency will be improved by 60% along with some visual changes as well. Just like every time, there will be new widgets, icon designs, customizable folders, and much more.
XiaomiAI Assistant 6.0, new privacy and security features, health sharing, and more are also expected.
3) What are MIUI 14 Eligible Xiaomi Smartphones (unofficial list)?
* Xiaomi 12 Pro
* Mi 11 Ultra
* Xiaomi 11T Pro
* Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge
* Xiaomi 11i
* Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
* Mi 11 Lite
* Mi 11X Pro
* Mi 11X
* Xiaomi Pad 5
4) What are the MIUI 14 Eligible Redmi Smartphones (unofficial list)?
* Redmi Note 12 Pro+
* Redmi Note 12 Pro
* Redmi Note 12
* Redmi K50i
* Redmi Note 11 Pro+
* Redmi Note 11 Pro
* Redmi Note 11
* Redmi Note 11S
* Redmi Note 11T
* Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
* Redmi 10
* Redmi Note 10 Pro
* Redmi Note 10T
* Redmi Note 10S
* Redmi Note 10 Lite
* Redmi 10A
* Redmi 10 Power
* Redmi 10 Prime
* Redmi 10 Prime (2022)
* Redmi 9T
5) What are the MIUI 14 Eligible POCO Smartphones (unofficial list)?
Ans) *Poco F4
* Poco F3 GT
* Poco M4Pro 5G
* Poco X4 Pro 5G
* Poco M4
* Poco M3 Pro 5G
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