According to previous news, Xiaomi will hold a press conference in late 2021 or early 2022 to officially launch the new flagship mobile phone of the Xiaomi 12 series, which will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC. The latest news shows that the release date of this phone is getting closer and closer.
Existing netizens have discovered that the Mi 12 series will also be launched simultaneously in the global market. The global versions of Mi 12 and 12 Pro (2201122G & 2201123G) have now obtained EEC certification.
This shows that the global press conference of the Mi 12 series is imminent, and it can even be said that it is much earlier than last year’s global press conference.
EEC certification (E-mark certification) is an approval system for auto parts implemented in accordance with the ECE regulations signed and promulgated by the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) in Geneva. The ECE regulations are recommended for all member states, not mandatory standards.
Member states can apply ECE regulations or extend their own national regulations. From the perspective of market demand, ECE member states are generally more willing to accept test reports and certificates that comply with ECE regulations.
For context, Xiaomi announced the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra three months after the Mi 11. Hence, it seems probable that the Xiaomi 12 series will follow this timeline, with the Xiaomi 12 arriving in December and the Xiaomi 12 Pro/Ultra appearing in late Q1 2022.
Additionally, Digital Chat Station claims that Xiaomi is already developing the MIX 5, the successor to this year’s MIX 4. Supposedly, Xiaomi is running ahead of schedule with the MIX 5, so it could debut before the first anniversary of its predecessor. It remains to be seen if the next MIX handset will be orderable outside China.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed MIUI 13 release will happen by the end of the year, and it is said to be available with Mi 12 followed by Mi 11 series and other latest flagships. MIUI 13 launch was supposed to happen with Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship, Mi MIX 4. The recent MIUI 13 Virtual RAM technology has been creating a lot of hype. The memory fusion technology will allow phones to utilise a portion of the storage as RAM for better performance and multitasking.
MIUI 13 will allow any Xiaomi device, be it a Redmi, Poco or Mi phone to have an additional 3GB of RAM on top of the physical RAM on the phone.
The MIUI 13 memory expansion technology, or the Virtual RAM feature will immensely help older Xiaomi phones to offer some seamless performance.
The upcoming MIUI 13 update will include multiple improvements such as new way to play in small window mode, new desktop icons, memory fusion technology, layered rendering system animation, new fonts, new sound effects, new touch experience and much more.
MIUI 13 launch date in India is now expected to be around late Q3 2021. The upcoming OS is in the testing phase, and but won’t be announced with Mi MIX 4.
The latest screenshots released in a new version of its File Manager (v188.8.131.52) leaked the design of upcoming MIUI 13 revealing a set of new UI elements, animations and an overhauled Mi Drive.
The MIUI 13 design language will see an overhaul in terms of icons, graphics and customisations. The MIUI 12.5 changelog also had mentions for MIUI 13 floating windows, which hints at an imminent MIUI 13 launch. Previously leaked MIUI 13 release date suggested a August 11 launch.
Soon the timelines for the MIUI 13 rollout for various Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco smartphones will be out. Xiaomi is expected to be bringing in a wide range of new features for MIUI 13.
There will be an array of new optimisations, animations and customisations. The company is also said to be bringing a new Super Wallpaper tool which will be integrated into MIUI 13 where users can develop their own Super Wallpapers. MIUI 13 beta is expected to be available by September now followed by the phased MIUI 13 rollout in batches starting September / October 2021.
The MIUI 13 update is expected with more features based on Android 11 and additional functionalities, and and the later MIUI 13 Android 12 update will be rolled out.