After years of yearly updates for MIUI, Xiaomi took an alternative route with MIUI 12. This particular version had one of the longest-ever life spans for MIUI versions. It was released back in the first quarter of 2020 and received an incremental upgrade in the form of MIUI 12.5 earlier this year. A few months later, the software got its second incremental update in the form of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced. After a few months, the company is expected to finally unveil MIUI 13 in all its glory. The new skin update should come with the Xiaomi 12 series, but it will also reach a handful of Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO Devices in the first months of 2022.
The source code for the MIUI 13 reveals that the Xiaomi 12X will most probably come alongside the Xiaomi 12 next month while a Redmi K50 with MIUI 13 based on Android 11 is also in the works. Now a list of devices that might be the first to get the MIUI 13 is revealed, again thanks to OS’ source code.
Users of the Mi Mix 4, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11, Redmi K40, K40 Pro, Mi 10S and Mi 11 Lite 5G should expect their phones to be updated to MIUI 13 based on Android 12 pretty soon as beta builds for these devices have already been spotted.
It’s worth noting that the software build numbers for the Redmi K50 and the Xiaomi 12X suggest that these phones would launch with Xiaomi’s latest skin on top of Android 11. However, given that there’s still time until the official release of both handsets, that may change.