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Original story (published on May 1, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi’s MIUI skin is one of the oldest in the Android ecosystem. It also happens to be one of the most refined and wholesome Android experiences you can get today. True, it is kinda inspired by Apple’s iOS but it remains a solid experience.

The latest iteration of MIUI, MIUI 12 is still in development and we have heard really nice things about it. We’ve seen the same being ported to the Poco F1 and the official schedule for the official rollout to Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 9, Redmi K30 & Redmi K20 series


Well, after the Poco F1, MIUI 12 has apparently been spotted running on the Mi Mix 2. This is impressive especially bearing in mind that the Mi Mix 2 is about three years at this point, having been launched back in 2017. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 835.

The Mi Mix 2 made it to the list of Xiaomi devices expected to get updated to the MIUI 12 skin once it drops. That said, could this be the official rollout of MIUI 12 Beta to this device?

MIUI 12 launched on April 27

Nonetheless, it is impressive that Xiaomi saw it fit to roll out MIUI 12 on a device as old as the Mi Mix 2. This only goes to show that despite everything, older flagships still have a lot of potential and capabilities.

If Xiaomi plans to update this aging flagship, imagine what developers can do when they build custom ROMs for these devices. I for one am impressed and am looking forward to the final build of MIUI 12 ported to the Mi Mix 2 and a bunch of other older Xiaomi devices. As proof of concept, this is incredible.

Update 1 (September 08)

IST 03:15 pm: Xiaomi has officially released the stable MIUI 12 update based on Android 9 Pie for the Mi MIX 2 in China. The new update bears the software version and is rolling out over the air. You can manually download the update package via the link below:

  • Device: Mi MIX 2
  • Codename: chiron
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.PDECNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

Update 2 (October 10)

IST 04:10 pm: Almost a month later, Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the MIUI 12 update for the global variant of the Mi MIX 2. The update comes as version V12.0.1.0.PDEMIXM. If you aren’t willing to wait for the OTA update, you can download it via the link below:

  • Device: Mi MIX 2
  • Codename: chiron
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V12.0.1.0.PDEMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery


Privacy protection
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.

Floating windows
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full screen gesture.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split screen and floating windows.

Dark mode
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.

New: You can hide private items while casting and minimize the window to multitask.
Home screen
New: App drawer allows you to keep your Home screen neat and categorizes apps so you can find them faster

New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.

New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.

NOTE: We have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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