Xiaomi unveils MIUI 13

Xiaomi finally unveiled the MIUI 13 at the Xiaomi Series 12 launch event in China. Although this version looks like a big upgrade, it does not make a significant difference compared to MIUI 12. This is because MIUI 12.5 and the upgraded version of MIUI 12.5 already have specific changes. Most importantly, almost all of the exciting new features are likely to remain Chinese-owned. With that said, let's take a look at what MIUI 13 has to offer.

Unlike previous generations, Xiaomi now has three types of MIUI for its Android devices called MIUI 13, MIUI 13 Pad and MIUI 13 Fold. As their name suggests, the interface is now optimized specifically for smartphones, tablets and clamshells. For folds, the MIUI is a combination of both the regular MIUI and the MIUI Pad.


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MiSans font

The MIUI interface introduces 13 new fonts called MiSans. Xiaomi claims that this is a simple font optimized for Chinese and English languages ​​to provide a clearer view and easier reading.

MIUI 13 MiSans Font

This font is part of the Dynamic Font System 2.0, and as it inherits the features of OpenType, its dash height automatically adjusts to uppercase and lowercase.

This minimalist font is currently available for download in the MIUI Themes app in China for devices running previous versions of MIUI.


Ever since OEM introduced its widgets with iOS 14, Android OEMs have been trying to reach it, although this feature has been around for years on Google. But because it has been off without any interesting progress so far, no attention has been paid to it.

Now, Xiaomi has joined the new dynamic widget competition with the MIUI 13 user interface. It should be noted that the company has been testing this feature since August 2021.

MIUI 13 Widgets

The widgets in MIUI 13 are similar to the OriginOS Ocean vivo and ColorOS 12 OPPO widgets. In other words, they are unlikely to make their way to international markets. Because these widgets are provided by prominent Chinese applications. In addition, Xiaomi offers widgets for mini-games, countdown, drinking reminders, food suggestions, and more.

Although we do not have much hope for new widgets to be available outside of China, it would be great if we could somehow deliver them.

Science beauty wallpapers

MIUI 12 introduced MIUI Super Wallpapers for live wallpapers, and MIUI 13 has partnered with Beauty of Science to provide a new collection of wallpapers.

MIUI 13 Beauty of Science Wallpapers

These new background images show the crystal structure of various minerals and are in fact the result of 8K time-lapse photography using a polarizing microscope.

Just like MiSans fonts, science beauty wallpapers are available for download in China.

Adjustable Xiao Virtual Assistant

Users can create their own personalized avatar from Xiaomi Virtual Assistant in China. They can choose from over 50 sets of clothing and accessories.

MIUI 13 Customizable Xiao AI Avatars 1068x637 1

Users can also choose from a variety of sounds and set a custom activation word for it.


MIUI 13 interface is approved by more agencies than MIUI 12 for privacy. An interesting new feature was the latest version of MIUI "Virtual ID". MIUI 13, on the other hand, makes changes to the face authentication system.

MIUI 13 Privacy

Formerly the face was scanned by the system but now, the upper body is included in the scan for more information. Additionally, users can select a watermark when scanning important documents.

The system also protects users from spam contacts / texts, malicious programs and harmful file transfers.


MIUI 13 interface brings improvements to focus computing, atomic memory and fluid storage. These three self-made technologies were introduced in MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition.

MIUI 13 Optimizations

Xiaomi claims that system and third-party applications have improved by 20-26% and 15-52%, respectively, compared to the advanced version of MIUI 12.5. And devices like the Xiaomi Mix 4 can now easily hold an average of 14 apps in the background.

Finally, the read and write performance of phones like the Mi 11 Pro is reduced by only 5% after 36 months of use.

Mi mijia Center

The new Mi mijia Center is Xiaomi's answer to Huawei's OS Harmony Super Device, and users can manage their Xiaomi ecosystem products from there.

MIUI 13 Mi mijia Center

They can stream screen or music content from one device to another by simply swiping. Unlike Huawei, Xiaomi allows users to customize their devices with stickers for easier identification.

Only a select number of devices are compatible with Mi mijia Center.

MIUI 13 Pad

MIUI 13 Pad


MIUI 13 Pad supports floating windows. Its program windows can also be resized as needed. Hence, users can do multiple things at the same time.

Just like Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Honor devices, Xiaomi products with the MIUI 13 user interface are now compatible. Thus, users can continue working on their tablet from where they left off on their smartphone, and vice versa.

Keyboard and pen

Keyboards now support default shortcuts as well as custom shortcuts. While users can start taking notes using the pen (its official accessory) and take screenshots of each page.

Application compatibility

When Xiaomi unveiled MIUI for the Pad in August, it set a goal of implementing 2,000 apps for tablets by the end of 2021. Surprisingly, the company has managed to adapt 3,000 applications with the MIUI 13 Pad.

Xiaomi MIUI 13

Eligible Devices and Update Plan MIUI 13, MIUI 13 Pad, MIUI 13 Fold

Stable update of MIUI 13 and MIUI 13 Pad will be available for the first batch of devices in China from late January 2022. On the other hand, it will be available in international markets from the first quarter of 2022. The MIUI 13 Fold sustained update will be available at the end of April 2022.

MIUI 13 Sustainable Update Eligible Devices - First Category

China - Late January 2022

 • Xiaomi 12 Pro

 Xiaomi 12

 Xiaomi 12X

• May 11 Ultra

• May 11 Pro

• May 11

International Markets - Q1 2022

• May 11 Ultra

• May 11

• May 11i

• May 11X Pro

• May 11X

• Redmi 10

• Redmi 10 Prime

 Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

• Redmi Note 8 (2021)

 Xiaomi 11T Pro

 • Xiaomi 11T

Redmi Note 10 Pro

• Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

• Redmi Note 10

• May 11 Lite 5G

• May 11 light

• Redmi Note 10 JE

Qualified devices for sustainable updating MIUI 13 Pad - the first category

China - Late January 2022

 Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro

 Xiaomi Pad 5

International Markets - Q1 2022

 Xiaomi Pad 5

Sustainable Update Devices MIUI 13 Fold

China - Late April 2022

• Mi Mix Fold


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