Xiaomi teased the Global release date for its upcoming MIUI 12 skin a few hours back, and it’s going to make a show earlier than expected – May 19 is the date friends. Inline with that, the Mi Pilot test recruitment recently kick-started for Redmi K20/K20Pro devices in India and Mi 9/9T/9T Pro devices globally.


The MIUI 12 Closed Beta (China ROM) has been live for more than a week now, and the Open Beta was to start on May 08, i.e. today. But looks like there are some hiccups and instead of releasing the Open Beta for all eligible devices together, Xiaomi will do it in phases.

Few hours back, the official MIUI 12 Weibo handle did tease the MIUI 12 developer version going live for 32 Xiaomi devices one after the other.


But looks like there’s a catch. For some Xiaomi devices, the Open Beta update will go live today (as planned), while the rest will get it tomorrow, i.e. May 09. This information comes from a Weibo post that shared the information along with a screenshot.

Take a look at what the translation of the highlighted text reads (don’t mind the broken English here):

Due to solving the bug affecting stability, the public beta of some models development version is expected to be released on 5.9


While the user shared post from Weibo says the update will be coming on May 09, the MIUI 12 China Beta Rom (20.5.7) release post at the Xiaomi community also confirms the delay for some of the devices, but doesn’t specify the release date for them.

The names of the concerned devices can be seen below:

-Due to stability issue update is delayed for these devices: Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi CC9 Pro, Redmi K30, Redmi K20, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro.
-Since Redmi Note 8, Mi CC9e adapts to Android 10 upgrade, Update is suspended.
-From June 20th 2020: MIUI China Beta Rom development will be stopped for these devices- Mi 6, Redmi Note 5, Mi 6X, Mi Note 3, Mi Mix 2.

This means that some Xiaomi users will have to wait a little longer to get experience the latest MIUI 12 Open Beta (China ROM) update. Let’s hope the delay is not long. For those interested, here’s the MIUI 12 China beta update changelog:

MIUI 12 China Beta Rom 20.5.7 Full Changelog:
Updated Android security patch to April 2020. Increased system security.

System Animations:
1. New: All-new physically based animation engine with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
2. New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.

System Visuals:
1. Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
2. Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.

Super Wallpapers:
1. New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.

Privacy Protection:
1. New: Reset your device ID and contro how its used based on virtual ID technology.
2. New: Grant permission that will be used only while you are using an app.
3. New: Restrict access to telephony to 3rd party apps.
4. New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
5. New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera or access your location.
6. New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
7. New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permission in app behaviour history.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.

Floating Window:
1. New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
2. New: Floating window keeps apps running in the background even when you pause to do other things.
3. New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
4. New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in recents to choose between split screen and floating windows.

Control Center:
1. New: Swipe down from upper right corner of your screen to open control center.

New: Mi ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.

Dark mode:
1. New: Dark mode support is also provided for 3rd party apps now.2. New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
3. New: Font weight is adjusted to dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
4. New: Wallpaper can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to dark mode.

Always-on Display:
1. New: You can use custom images with always-on display now.
2. New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes available on MIUI Theme store.

Home screen:
1. New: Animated home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
2. New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
3. New: Gravitational animations make returning to home screen lock seamless and natural.

1. New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
2. New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features up front.
3. New: New full screen gestures for switching between apps are available.

1. New: You can create folders with notes now.
2. New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous.

1. New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
2. New: Introducing Video ToolBox.
Xiaomi Cloud: Shared family storage plan is available now.
1. New layout tailored for landscape orentation is available now.
2. We added lots of fresh aniations that will accompany your actions.
File manager: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
Weather: New animations brings the weather from outside directly to your screen.
Xiaomi Health: All-new mi health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.

For more MIUI 12 related news and stuff, interested readers may head here.

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