MIUI 14 with Photon Engine, core system improvements announced; Coming to Xiaomi, Redmi Phones in January
MIUI 14 was unveiled by Xiaomi during a virtual company event which also saw the launch of the Xiaomi 13, the company’s flagship smartphone series. The Chinese firm also launched the Xiaomi Mini PC, Xiaomi Watch S2 and Xiaomi Buds 4 at the event. The new custom skin was originally supposed to launch on December 1, but the event was postponed by the company. The latest update is supposed to provide better memory usage through optimized firmware and increased efficiency in app memory usage, while limiting the number of preloaded apps that cannot be unloaded to 8. , according to the company.
MIUI 14 rollout schedule
According to the company’s official handle on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, MIUI 14 will first be rolled out by Xiaomi to Xiaomi 12s Ultra, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimensity Edition, Xiaomi 12 , Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition and Redmi K50 from January 2023, according to Xiaomi’s announcement at the launch event.
Meanwhile, regarding the MIUI 14 update for tablets, Mi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G, Mi Pad 5 Pro (Wi-Fi), Mi Pad 5 and Redmi Pad will start from from April 2023.
However, Xiaomi has not provided any confirmation on when we might expect the MIUI 14 to roll out in global markets, including India. The company has yet to announce the list of other devices eligible to receive the latest system upgrade.
MIUI 14 Features
Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 14 update is said to be based on MIUI’s Razor project, to make the system as lightweight as possible. MIUI 14’s Photon Engine runs on the underlying Android kernel which third-party app developers can access, according to the company.
Xiaomi claims that the system runs smoother and smoother in high-performance scenarios by 60% than its predecessor, MIUI 13. Power consumption by third-party apps has also improved by 22%.
MIUI 14 introduces features that allow users to clean up apps, save a single copy of a file, and compress apps that are not used regularly to save space.
Connectivity on MIUI 14 has also reportedly been improved with MIUI Interconnection now improving headphone discovery speed by 50%, mobile TV connectivity speed by 12% and image transmission speed while streaming by 77%.
In terms of customization, Xiaomi has introduced minimal changes which the company says are “small changes [that] make a big difference.” Icons in MIUI 14 can now be customized in 4 size options. Along with this, the company also introduced a feature for users to include flower and pet stickers on the screen. ‘welcome.
The notification system on MIUI 14 has also been improved to reduce clutter and memory overuse, according to the company.
Regarding privacy, the system on MIUI 14 has been improved to ensure that computer data covering more than 30 system scenarios is all stored locally rather than in the cloud. Image and text extraction will be done locally on MIUI 14.
MIUI 14 has also improved its real-time bilingual subtitle features to make video conferencing, recording and translations more confidential, according to Xiaomi.