MIUI 12 could launch globally on May 19


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Source: Xiaomi
Update, May 8, 2020 (6:57 AM ET) : Xiaomi has already made MIUI 12 official in its home country of China. It has also released a schedule for when the new Android skin can be expected to hit its phones.
Now, Xiaomi is possibly teasing the global launch of MIUI 12. The official MIUI handle on Twitter has posted a new teaser asking users to solve a match problem and decipher a date. The answer to the puzzle comes to 19, hence we expect MIUI 12 to go global on May 19.

Mi fans can figure out the answer. How about you?
This is a very important message! If you get the answer, remember this important day. #MIUI #MIUI12 pic.twitter.com/3WVDJDTYCm
— MIUI (@miuirom) May 7, 2020

The current rollout schedule for MIUI 12 (see original article below) seems to be limited to the Chinese market. The global rollout could come with its own update schedule for Xiaomi and Redmi phones outside of China.
We will update this article when we know more about the wider availability of the new software. Meanwhile, we managed to get MIUI 12 working on our Redmi Note 7 Pro unit and you can read all about its coolest features here .

Original article, April 27, 2020 (4:06 AM ET): Xiaomi has announced a new version of its Android skin MIUI. Succeeding MIUI 11, the latest MIUI 12 software will bring a number of UI and visual improvements to eligible Xiaomi phones . It also gets new features such as a revamped dark mode, improved privacy and security tools, new animations, new wallpapers, and much more.
At its MIUI 12 reveal event, Xiaomi also noted that MIUI now has 310 million monthly active users and that the latest version is the first mobile operating system that has passed TÜV Rheinland’s “Android System Enhanced Privacy Protection Test.”
Let’s break down all the new features of MIUI 12 along with details about phones eligible to receive the update.
MIUI 12 features
Dark Mode 2.0

The new Dark Mode 2.0 on MIUI 12 will bring wallpaper dimming to Xiaomi phones. The feature will work in tandem with the time of day and will gradually dim the wallpaper as daylight changes to night time.
Xiaomi is also tweaking the way text is displayed as users switch between light and dark modes. In MIUI 12, the phone will automatically adjust the weight and boldness of the font to reduce glare when the dark mode is turned on. Font contrast will also be adjusted depending on the user’s ambient environment. This should vastly improve legibility of text in low-lit conditions.
Sensory Visual Design

In MIUI12, Xiaomi has visualized the core system information, allowing you to see the status of the system at a glance. Xiaomi is calling this the new “Sensory Visual Design.” What this basically means is that now when you visit the Settings page on your phone or check out things like storage...

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