At a China launch event today, Xiaomi introduced its Android 12 based MIUI 13 update. The new software update focuses on enhancing privacy and security by rolling out new features. The new MIUI 13 brings new fonts, wallpapers, and an optimised version for tablets. The new tablet version is called MIUI 13 Pad. Also Read - Xiaomi 11i 5G Hypercharge review: Charges really fast, but there’s more to it than that
As per the company, the new MIUI 13 interface will work on phones, tablets, TV, smart wearables, smart home devices, and the XiaoAI voice assistant. Also Read - Amazon Republic Day Sale: From iPhone, OnePlus to Tecno, Samsung, check top smartphone deals
For better user privacy, Xiaomi has added a three-step verification process that will now include a facial recognition system along with the reading of the user ID and an “electronic fraud protection”. As per the company, the “electronic fraud protection” has a record of websites and devices that might infect your phone with malware. Xiaomi will also save a few numbers in the phonebook as nefarious so that the user is well-informed before taking the call. Also Read - Redmi Note 11S launch in India imminent as company drops teaser on Twitter
MIUI 13 has also introduced a new font called means that uses the ans-serif font. The new font is now commercially free to download. The new font appears to be more symmetric in terms of appearance and spacing. New animated wallpapers with flowers are also added in the new update. According to Xiaomi, the new wallpapers were captured using a polarization microscope via 8K timelapse photography. Xiaomi has redesigned widgets to make the grid look cleaner.
The MIUI 13 Pad comes with new tablet-centric gestures like dragging, pinch-to-resize, drag-and-drop, or opening an app directly into a small window.
Xiaomi MIUI 13 roadmap
Xiaomi will roll out the MIUI 13 to the first batch of smartphones next month i.e. by the end of January 2022. The company has announced that the newly launched Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12X will be the first devices to receive this new update. In addition to the Xiaomi 12 series, MIUI 13 will also roll out for Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Pro, and the Mi 11 in January. The new MIUI 13 Pad will be available for Mi Pad 5 Pro and the Mi Pad 5 starting January 2022.