MIUI 13: Downloads, Release Date, Features, and What We Can Expect?

MIUI 13
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Update as of January 15: There’s good news for all Xiaomi lovers and enthusiasts out there as  it’s upcoming MIUI 13 isn’t that far. Apparently, two of the devices have been spotted running MIUI 13 builds which are Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 and Mi Note 11 as they are running the upcoming build out-of-the-box as seen in the MIUI 13 source code from the Chinese smartphone maker. [Source]

Update as of November 20: Well, call it good news. MIUI 13 is already in development and we have heard a lot about it for sure. It was originally expected to arrive at the Xiaomi Mi Developer Conference between November 5 and 7 which didn’t go through. Cut to now, the upcoming MIUI 13 is expected to arrive in Q2 2021. This bit of information comes from a super moderator on Mi Community adding to its gravity. Accordingly, the MIUI 13 will arrive in Q2 2021 i.e. between April and June 2021 but take it with a pinch of salt at this moment.

We have heard about the speculations that MIUI 13 will arrive sooner than its predecessors. MIUI 12 arrived in Q1 2020 and if you know, it is still in development rolling out new features as and when it releases a beta update. Getting MIUI 13 in-line, the release date could as per what the super moderator claimed although it isn’t yet official and thus, we will have to wait to hear more about it. [Source]

Update as of November 18: The MIUI 13 is still far but we already have received a tonne of information about the same. Turns out the Chinese OEM has indeed redesigned the Power Menu on-board MIUI 13 as it was previously rumored. The new Power Menu is available on MIUI 12 CLosed Beta version V20.11.17 in the country and will also propagate to MIUI 13 once it is available. The catch is, this new redesigned Power Menu is available for Android 11 users only. [Source]

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Update as of November 3: Xiaomi has altered the beta updates wr.t. to MIUI 12 as per a message doing the rounds on a Telegram channel by the name Xiaomi & MIUI News. Apparently, this is likely to affect the MIUI 13 rollout as it is highly doubted. The MIUI 13 beta builds are likely to be hit in China due to the adjustment in MIUI 12 beta rollouts. However, it remains to be seen if it is actually true or not given the fact that the report suggests the change in schedule won’t affect stable MIUI updates. [Source]

Update as of October 26: An unofficial Xiaomi update policy has been spotted on Telegram. It gives the number of both major Android upgrades and MIUI upgrades on each series of devices. According to the unofficial policy, the Mi Series, Mi Max/Mix/Note/ T Series, Redmi K Series, Poco F Series, and Poco X Series are subjected to receive 2 Android upgrades and 4 MIUI upgrades. On the other hand, the Redmi Note Series and Poco M Series are subjected to 1 Android upgrade and 2 MIUI upgrades. 

Next up, the Poco M series, and Redmi Note Series are subjected to 1 Android upgrade and 2 MIUI upgrades. The Poco C Series and the Redmi Series are subjected to 2 MIUI upgrades and 1 Android upgrade and finally, the Mi A Series is subjected to receive 2 Android upgrades. This was the complete breakdown of the update policy as per the leaked information. [Source]

Update as of October 30: Xiaomi is in the development phase with its MIUI 13 and information related to it has already been out for days. According to the latest update, Xiaomi will hold Mi Developer COnference (MIDC) between November 5 to November 7 and there are speculations that MIUI 13 might be unveiled at the event too. Xiaomi hasn’t provided any details about the event yet though.

There have been several reports about the MIUI 13 being spotted, however, the reports were squashed by Mi Engineer in a Face to Face Q&Â session back in September. This includes the alleged power menu, custom wallpapers, animations and so on. One of the features that was earlier mentioned is the AI call recording feature, however, there’s no clarity on the same either. It was earlier speculated that the MIUI 13 is likely to be released next year, however, it remains to be seen. [Source]

Update as of October 23: In a recent development and in a response to a user, a moderator on Mi Community said that the customizable Vibration Intensity feature is supposed to arrive in the future updates. He said that the feature is likely to be included  in MIUI in general and not just MIUI 12 (that may not get it), the feature is likely to arrive with MIUI 13 once it is available. The mod said that any device with this feature requires testing after implementation and thus, it would take some time before it can be finally rolled out. It remains to be seen when can we get more information about this feature ahead. [Source]

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Update as of October 13: MIUI 13 is incoming and thus, leaks are imminent. The latest development in the MIUI 13 suggests that MIUI 13 has gained enhanced AI call recording features. This comes from a certification from CNIPA according to which, the users will be able to record calls natively. The leakster added that the feature will transcribe the recordings from speech to text so that users can read the conversation as well. Just like any other leaks, it is to be taken with a pinch of salt as it isn’t coming from an official source. [Source]

Update as of October 12: Apparently, the MIUI 13 is still in its early stages of development and that doesn’t means we don’t know some of the features that are in the making. Features including improved gestures, new filters for both photos and videos, enhanced AOD, native support to screen recording, enhanced power-saving mode and notification management, new animations (no doubt) and theme designs are expected with the upcoming custom skin. 

Update as of September 30: A user asked when to expect MIUI 13 and a Mi Community moderator said that they will have to wait for the next year to roll in to know more about it. We still have to wait for a few months to get our hands on the MIUI 13 upgrade no doubt. [Source]

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(#2): A video showcasing the new Power Menu in action on MIUI 13 turns out to be nothing more than a scam. This comes from a Mi Community moderator who posted a lenghty response towards the video. You can read more about it here.

Update as of September 29: With the new skin in development, there’s already plenty of news around when to expect MIUI 13 given that Xiaomi hasn’t yet finished rolling out MIUI 12 update to all the eligible smartphones. Apparently, there’s no ETA available with the launch as well although there are assumptions based on the previous releases of MIUI versions. Accordingly, the MIUI 10 arrived in June 2018 while MIUI 11 arrived in October 2019 and finally MIUI 12 which arrived in April 2020. 

While the last skin was delivered in just 6 months after MIUI 11, it is speculated that MIUI 13 will have the same fate as well. Apparently, it could arrive in Q1 2021 which is between January and March 2021 although take it with a pinch of salt.

Update as of September 25: After the images of global developer ROM project went viral across unofficial social media and Telegram channels, Xiaomi has released a statement according to which, the global developer ROM Project may resume but the decision is not yet taken. It could be on a negative side as well. The Chinese smartphone maker added that information around Global Developer ROM resumption is not to be believed unless there’s an official statement about it.

Update as of September 24: Xiaomi is releasing MIUI 12 across various devices and has already progressed to the third batch of release after pushing out MIUI 12 update to first and second batches of devices. Apparently, even before the MIUI 12 could release on all the devices, Xiaomi has already started working on MIUI 13. This information comes from the Mi Engineer Face to Face Q&A where when asked about MIUI 13, a Mi moderator confirmed that MIUI engineers are working on optimizing the animations to run smoothly on MIUI 13. 

Although the response doesn’t give any sneak peek into what the MIUI 13 will bring on-board, it is quite intriguing that the MIUI 13 is already under development. You’ll have to wait for some time to get more information on MIUI 13. [Source]

Another update comes with the MIUI Global Developer ROM Project and it is likely to be back. Apparently, it is being discussed internally although it is yet to be confirmed.

Update as of September 18: A new information that arrived on MIUI 12 Updates Telegram channel dictates that MIUI 13 is in development and a screenshot gives a sneak peak into the upcoming UI. Apparently, the screenshot shows an overhauled power off screen  menu that now has two way sliders for restarting and turning off the device. It is heavily speculated that the newly teased Power Off animation is either a part of later MIUI 12 builds or it is of the upcoming MIUI 13 where I highly doubt that it is of the latter. {Source]


MIUI 12 is the latest MIUI version which is rolling out to several Xiaomi smartphones. The new skin over Android is based on Android 10 and it brings a boatload of new features. Xiaomi is well-known to pack in new useful features with every new MIUI release. This time around, the company has gone all out and drawn a lot of inspiration from Apple’s iOS. Thus, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea but for those who prefer the looks and feel of iOS, MIUI 12 is going to sit well for them.

However, with the release of the first beta Android 11 build, the focus has now shifted to the release of MIUI 13. This will be the next skin over Android from Xiaomi and it will be based on Android 11. According to the latest reports, the company has already kick-started the development of MIUI 13. So, let’s take a look at the release date for MIUI 13 and the features that we can expect it to bring.

MIUI 13

MIUI 13 Expected Features

Since the development of the skin has just started, it’s hard to guess what features we can see in MIUI 13 when it is released. Although, since the skin will be based on Android 11, we do have a fair idea on what to expect. For starters, it will feature most improvements and extra features that have been introduced with Android 11. This includes the following:

  • Improved dark theme
  • Chat Bubbles
  • Improved Animation Transitions
  • Share to Print
  • 4GB video recording limit removed
  • Better App Permissions and Privacy Control
  • Improved Navigation Gestures
  • New Media Controls

There are a few MIUI specific features that we also might get to see in MIUI 13.

  • Improved MIUI Always-on Display (AOD)
  • Improved system theme
  • Better animations
  • Newer Live Wallpapers

Well, there could be a ton of changes further down the line. Hence, we will have to be patient and wait for an official word from Xiaomi to know what features we can expect to see in MIUI 13.

MIUI 13 Release Date

Based on past releases, we expect to see MIUI 13 to be released as a beta version by early 2021. This release will be for the developers to tweak or develop new applications to support the new MIUI skin. And we can expect to see the stable MIUI 13 to release around June 2021. Of course, it will take another few weeks and months for the update to become available on all supported Xiaomi devices.

List of devices expected to get MIUI 13

It’s expected that any Xiaomi phone that launched with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box will receive the MIUI 13 update. Although, this list of supported devices for MIUI 13 is based on pure speculation. So take it with a grain of salt.

Redmi Series

  • Redmi K30 Ultra
  • Redmi K30i 5G
  • Redmi K30 5G Racing
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom
  • Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • Redmi 9i
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9C
  • Redmi 10X Pro 5G
  • Redmi 10X 5G
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium
  • Redmi K30
  • Redmi K30 5G
  • Redmi K20 Pro

Xiaomi Mi Series

  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer

Poco Series

  • Poco X3 NFC
  • Poco X3 (Non-NFC)
  • Poco M2 Pro
  • Poco M2
  • Poco F2 Pro / Poco X2 Pro
  • Poco X2
  • Poco C3

Black Shark Series

  • Black Shark 3 Pro
  • Black Shark 3
  • Black Shark 2 Pro
  • Black Shark 2
  • Black Shark 3S

Given that the company is still in the early stages of development, the list of supported devices may change over time. We suggest staying tuned to GetDroidTips to be updated with newer developments on the matter.

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