MIUI 13.5 is the next version of the Xiaomi shell to be released after MIUI 13. I wonder which phones will get MIUI 13.5? All devices using Android 12 will receive this update.
There is bad news for owners whose devices will not be updated to Android 12: Xiaomi will not release the new OS on these phones and tablets. The Chinese tech giant has decided to stop developing software based on Android 11 and focus on the more modern 12th version.
There is no official information on the new shell yet. So all the text below can be safely applied to MIUI 14, since they can release it immediately, bypassing the “intermediate” version.
Release Date MIUI 13.5
The MIUI 13.5 release date is August-September 2022. When MIUI 13 will be released has not yet been officially announced, the estimated release time of the new shell is based on several facts.
First, MIUI 13 was officially presented in December 2021, and in January 2022 presented the global version of the operating system was.
Secondly, new versions of MIUI are released on an unpredictable schedule, but the system is stably updated every year. If you look at the release date of MIUI over the past few years, you get the following picture:
- MIUI 6 — August 29, 2014
- MIUI 7 — August 13, 2015
- MIUI 8 — June 16, 2016
- MIUI 9 — 10 August 2017
- MIUI 10 – 19 June 2018
- MIUI 11 — October 22, 2019
- MIUI 12 — April 27, 2020
- MIUI 12.5 — February 8, 2021
- MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition — August 13, 2021
- MIUI 13 – December 28, 2021.
From the very beginning of shell development, Xiaomi adheres to the one-year MIUI update cycle. New versions were consistently released in the summer, only the release of MIUI 11 took 16 months.
Next, Xiaomi returned to the usual graphics, releasing MIUI 12 just 6 months after the eleventh version. This is probably because Android 10, which runs MIUI 11 and 12, turned out to be the fastest implemented version of the OS in the history of Android.
In 2021, Xiaomi changed its approach to the development and release of updates, after the disastrous release of MIUI 12. This version of the shell slowed down on weak phones, had enough bugs and was deployed for an incredibly long time, which led to strong criticism of the developers from users.
As a result, Xiaomi for the first time released an “intermediate” version of MIUI 12.5, severely limiting the list of supported devices. At the same time, on weak smartphones, some of the new features are not available at all, so as not to cause problems in their work. With MIUI 13, the story should be similar.
Which phones will NOT be upgraded to MIUI 13.5
Below is a list of smartphones that will not receive the MIUI 13.5 update:
- Mi 9, 9 SE, 9 Lite, 9 Pro
- Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro
- Mi CC9, Mi CC9 Meitu
- Redmi K20, K20 Pro, K20 Pro Premium
- Redmi Note 8, Note 8T, Note 8 Pro
- Redmi 9A, 9AT, 9i, 9C
- POCO C3, C31
With each new update, the Xiaomi shell does not cease to be dependent on the Android version (the A-series on Android One is dead). The phones in the list above use the old Android 11 and will not be updated to the 12th version of the OS. For them, it will not be possible to adapt the new MIUI functions from Android 12. Hence the reason why support is ending.
It’s sad to see devices retire, following their predecessors, but that’s the price of progress.
Which smartphones will receive MIUI 13.5
Xiaomi has not yet published an official list of devices that can get the MIUI 13.5 update (they usually do it immediately at the presentation of the shell). Therefore, below is an unofficial list of Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices that have every right to update.
Which Xiaomi smartphones will receive MIUI 13.5:
- Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, 12X
- Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G, Mi 11 Lite 5G
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
- Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11X Pro
- Xiaomi MIX 4, MIX FOLD
- Xiaomi Civi
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Lite, Mi 10 Lite Zoom, Mi 10 ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 10T, Mi 10T Lite
List of Redmi phones with MIUI 13.5:
- Redmi Note 11, 11 4G, 11T, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Plus 5G, 11S, 11 Pro, 11 Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 10, 10 Pro, 10 Pro 5G
- Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
- Redmi K50, K50 Pro, K50 Gaming
- Redmi K4, K40S, K40 Pro, K40 Pro Plus, K40 Gaming
- Redmi K30S Ultra, K30 4G, K30 Pro
- Redmi Note 8 (2021)
- Redmi 10, 10A, 10C
Which POCO phones will be upgraded to MIUI 13.5:
- POCO M4, M4 Pro 4G, M4 Pro 5G
- POCO X4 Pro 4G, X4 Pro 5G
- POCO X3 Pro, X3 GT
- POCO F3, F3 GT
If your device is not on the list, do not worry – perhaps it will still appear in it. In addition, custom firmware does not lose relevance. Some devices will receive unofficial MIUI builds with a higher version of Android.
Custom firmware, based on pure Android, can breathe new life into a fairly old smartphone. An example is the fast and lightweight custom Pixel Experience (PE) firmware. After installing it, you can immediately get a new version of Android 12 for your Xiaomi, Redmi or POKO, even if the official developers do not plan to update MIUI to this version of Android. Also, note the resurrection Remix.
MIUI 13.5: What’s New, Update Overview
MIUI 13 brought with it many features – new wallpapers, widgets (not in all MIUI regions), animations, and an updated control centre. Increased the speed of the system and the battery life of the phone added optimization of work with memory and introduced other features.
The development of new features does not stop. What new will appear in MIUI 13.5 can be seen in the latest beta versions. Let’s talk about all the chips that our Western colleagues managed to find in Beta 22.3.21 and later editions of the shell.
The interface becomes more focused for one-handed operation. This is convenient and necessary in the case of a large screen diagonal. Some system windows are placed in the middle of the screen instead of at the top.
Location of system windows
Xiaomi has placed some system windows in the middle. Thanks to this, you can control the smartphone without working at the top of the screen.
Update the camera app
In the new version of MIUI 13.5, you will find changes to the camera interface. Even though these changes are still minor, they will make creating photos and videos a little easier and more convenient.
- The font of the main screen modes has become smaller. Xiaomi cares about the design of the interface.
- Changed the design of zoom buttons. Previously, these buttons were denoted by periods. The new ones show a zoom scale circled by a circle. Although this is a small change, the design has become more beautiful.
Also changed the name of the timer. In its new form, it is called “Timer (2 s)”. The change is quite minor, but the name is shorter and fits better into the interface.
In some models, for example, Xiaomi Civi changed the menu of the refresh rate of the screen. It looks better than the previous one but is not added to all phones. Perhaps later such a menu will appear on other supported models.
Distribution of the Internet connection via Ethernet
Added the ability to share the Internet on the phone via Ethernet.
As you can see, there are no significant improvements and opportunities yet. This is not surprising given the early development phase of MIUI 13.5. It is too early to count on global changes – most of the innovations are cosmetic and are designed to improve the interface. Some of these features may even appear in the 13th version of the Xiaomi shell.
We will continue to monitor the new features of MIUI 13.5 that are being tested by Xiaomi developers and update this material. Stay tuned.