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Xiaomi launches MIUI 13 with first batch of rollout to begin for six devices in January

MIUI 13 finally arrives. (Source: Xiaomi)
MIUI 13 finally arrives. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has finally debuted MIUI 13 at its launch event alongside the Xiaomi 12 series. The latest version of the company's skin delivers new privacy features, improved performance, and visual tweaks, with rollout set to begin for six devices next month in China.

After months of teasers and leaks, Xiaomi has now officially launched the newest iteration of its Android skin. Alongside the Xiaomi 12 series, the company announced the release of MIUI 13, as a successor to MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition.

While one may expect wholesome changes, MIUI 13 appears to be an incremental update on MIUI 12.5 Enhanced, with Xiaomi mostly prioritizing improved performance, perhaps at the expense of headline-worthy features. That doesn't mean MIUI 13 comes without new visual tweaks and features, however.

Most notably, the company is improving privacy with MIUI 13, as it debuts Face Verification Protection, Privacy Watermarking, and Electronic Fraud Protection, with Privacy Watermarking, in particular, standing out as perhaps the most useful of the bunch. Along with those, Xiaomi also introduces new widgets, a new MiSans font, the Mi Magic Center for streaming media across devices seamlessly, and a more iOS-inspired Control Center.

As with other OEMs, Xiaomi also looks to be pushing its Mi ecosystem, with MIUI serving as its language of choice. The company also offers MIUI 13 Pad for its tablets, MIUI Watch, MIUI Home, MIUI TV, and Xiaomi Mixiang. 

The MIUI 13 update is officially scheduled to roll out to six devices in China next month, namely the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11. That's a bit confusing as Xiaomi also claims that the Xiaomi 12 series comes with MIUI 13 built-in, but it's also likely the company refers to a day-one rollout for the new flagship phones. MIUI 13 Pad will begin to roll out to the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro at the end of January. 

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Ricci Rox, 2021-12-28 (Update: 2021-12-29)