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MIUI 13: Here’s everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s latest Android skin

At a launch event in China on December 28, 2021, Xiaomi unveiled the latest version of its Android skin — MIUI 13. As you’d expect, MIUI 13 comes with a bunch of new features and performance improvements, including new privacy features, a new system font, a bunch of cool wallpapers, and even a version optimized for tablets. Here’s a quick overview of everything new in MIUI 13, followed by its wallpapers, rollout schedule, download links, and more.

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MIUI 13: New Features and Performance Improvements

MIUI 13 brings several performance improvements over the previous release — MIUI 12.5. Xiaomi claims that the latest version of its custom Android skin offers better app fluency with 15% fewer dropped frames in third-party applications when compared to the previous release. Xiaomi’s native apps also run better on the new release, with 23% fewer dropped frames.

Xiaomi claims that MIUI 13 ranks at the top in Master Lu’s fluency test, beating Android skins from other OEMs on devices across all price points. Xiaomi has also improved the multitasking capabilities on MIUI 13, and the software now lets you have up to 14 apps open in the background on a flagship device at any given time.

Xiaomi has also worked on making MIUI 13 more secure for the end-users with new features like face verification protection, privacy watermark, and fraud protection. At the moment, we don’t have the complete details for all these features. However, we do know that the privacy watermark feature will let you add a watermark to images that you share to prevent misuse.

MIUI 13 new privacy features

New privacy and security features

The fraud protection feature, on the other hand, consists of a couple of different measures to protect users from online and telecom frauds, like “E-fraud warning,” “Official logo,” Fraud application installation interception,” and “Transfer protection.”

MiSans font

As mentioned earlier, MIUI 13 also includes a new system font called MiSans. It’s a flat and minimal font with rich Opentype features, like automatically adjusting the height of hyphens to uppercase and lowercase letters. The font is free to download for both personal and commercial use.

MIUI 13 live wallpapers

Furthermore, MIUI 13 comes with a host of new live wallpapers that showcase crystal formation. Xiaomi says that these wallpapers were captured using a polarization microscope via 8K timelapse photography. We’ll make sure to share these new wallpapers with you as soon as the first build of MIUI 13 starts rolling out to devices.

MIUI 13 widgets

MIUI 13 widgets

In addition, MIUI 13 also includes support for a bunch of new widgets, like “Super Countdown Day” and “Water Measuring Cup”. The company only gave us a glimpse of these new widgets during the launch event, but we expect to learn more details in the coming days.

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MIUI 13 Pad

Along with MIUI 13 for smartphones, Xiaomi also announced MIUI 13 Pad during today’s launch event. MIUI 13 Pad is an optimized version of Xiaomi’s Android skin for large-screen devices. It brings some additional features to help users make the most of the extra screen real estate. Xiaomi has also worked with developers to optimize apps for this new tablet interface and the company claims that over 3000 apps have already been adapted for large screens.

Along with all the new features mentioned above, MIUI 13 Pad includes a few additional features to improve the multitasking experience on large-screen devices. These include features like a new shortcut to quickly switch between full screen and windowed modes, window scaling, a global taskbar with drag and drop support for multitasking, and more. MIUI 13 Pad also offers support for a bunch of keyboard shortcuts to enhance productivity.

MIUI 13: Rollout Schedule

Xiaomi plans to start rolling out MIUI 13 to the first batch of devices by the end of January 2022. The new Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X will be among the first devices to receive the update, along with the Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Pro, and the Mi 11. MIUI 13 Pad will also start rolling out to the Mi Pad 5 Pro and the Mi Pad 5 towards the end of next month.

MIUI 13 rollout schedule for global models

  • First batch (Q1 2022)
    • Mi 11
    • Mi 11 Ultra
    • Mi 11i
    • Mi 11X Pro
    • Mi 11X
    • Xiaomi 11T Pro
    • Xiaomi 11T
    • Mi 11 Lite
    • Mi 11 Lite 5G
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
    • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE
    • Xiaomi Pad 5
    • Redmi 10
    • Redmi 10 Prime
    • Redmi Note 8 (2021)
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    • Redmi Note 10
    • Redmi Note 10 JE

MIUI 13 rollout schedule for Chinese models

Public Beta version — First batch (mid-January 2022)

    • Xiaomi Civi
    • Xiaomi MIX 4
    • Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition
    • Redmi Note 10 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11 Ultra
    • Xiaomi 11 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11
    • Xiaomi 11 Youth Edition
    • Xiaomi Pad 5
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
    • Xiaomi 10S
    • Redmi K40 Pro
    • Redmi K40
    • Redmi K30S Extreme Edition
    • Redmi K30 Extreme Edition
    • Xiaomi 10 Extreme Edition
    • Xiaomi 10
    • Xiaomi 10 Pro
    • Redmi K30 Pro
    • Redmi Note 11 5G
    • Redmi Note 9 4G
    • Redmi Note 9, Redmi 10X Pro
    • Redmi 10X and Xiaomi CC9 Pro
  • Second batch (TBD)
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro
    • Redmi Note 11 Pro+
    • Redmi K30 5G
    • Redmi K30i 5G
    • Redmi K30
    • Xiaomi 10 Youth Edition
    • Redmi Note 9 Pro
    • Redmi Note 10
  • Stable rollout — First batch (end of January 2022) 
    • Xiaomi 11 Ultra
    • Xiaomi 11 Pro
    • Xiaomi 11
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
    • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
    • Xiaomi Pad 5

Download MIUI 13 Wallpapers

If you are looking for new wallpapers for your device, you can download MIUI 13 Wallpapers.

List of Devices that have received MIUI 13

Here are the devices that currently have a stable MIUI 13 build available. Note that the devices are sorted alphabetically for their codename. Generic flashing instructions are available at the bottom of this article. However, we advise users to refer to the device forums for specific flashing instructions for their device, in case there are any variations or special instructions that need to be followed.

1. Xiaomi 12 (cupid)

Sr. No. Build Number, Region, and Status Recovery ROM Fastboot ROM
China (cupid)
1.1. V13.0.10.0.SLCCNXM (Rolled Back) Download Link
1.2. V13.0.12.0.SLCCNXM Download Link Download Link

2. Xiaomi 12X (psyche)

Sr. No. Build Number, Region, and Status Recovery ROM Fastboot ROM
China (psyche)
1.1. V13.0.10.0.RLDCNXM Download Link Download Link

3. Mi 11 (venus)

Sr. No. Build Number, Region, and Status Recovery ROM Fastboot ROM
China (venus)
1.1. V13.0.4.0.SKBCNXM Download Link Download Link

4. Xiaomi 12 Pro (zeus)

Sr. No. Build Number, Region, and Status Recovery ROM Fastboot ROM
China (zeus)
1.1. V13.0.10.0.SLBCNXM (Rolled Back) Download Link
1.2. V13.0.12.0.SLBCNXM Download Link Download Link

Flashing Instructions for MIUI 13

Note that these are generic flashing instructions that should generally be applicable across Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO devices. However, there is a possibility that there is a variation that is unique to your device, so we strongly advise visiting your device forums for device-specific instructions.

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