MIUI 14 official in China: more optimized, more secure and more private

MIUI 14, based on Android 13, is official in China: it debuts together with Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro, the company’s new generation of top-of-the-range smartphones. As anticipated in recent days, Xiaomi focuses on efficiency, security and privacy. Project Razor it is the initiative that aims to optimize the consumption of system resources to the extreme, especially from the point of view of volatile memory and archiving. Among the highlights:

  • Reduction of factory-installed apps and increase of those that can be removed
  • Compression of infrequently used apps
  • In case of duplicate files, only one copy is actually saved taking up space


Xiaomi has also contributed quite significant changes to the interface, focusing on the three shapes you see in the first image above – circle, “pill” (basically a rectangle with two semicircles as shorter sides) and “squircle” (square with rounded edges). They are adopted by widgets and icons on the home screen, which can be filled with various combinations and joints. Icons can also be organized into folders, and a screenshot suggests that even subfolders are supported.


Xiaomi said it has invested heavily in improving the operating system’s security and its focus on privacy. One of the most important details is the reduction of the use of the cloud: the company says that information processing is now done locally for “over 30 scenarios” – what exactly is meant by “scenarios” is currently unclear due to a language barrier, but a feature recognition feature has been shown text from images that looks like one of them. Xiaomi also claimed to have obtained several certifications from independent bodies and researchers.

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The IoT sector is always one of Xiaomi’s big priorities, especially in China; the company showed new paradigms of smartphone interaction with connected devices – in particular, the possibility of displaying each of these in specific “bubbles”, each with specialized controls according to need. For example, with audio products you can use drag & drop to change the output. In addition, a tabbed layout is provided for all smart devices of the Mijia family.


MIUI 14 will start arriving from February 2023 (naturally the reference market is always the Chinese one) on the following smartphones:

  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra, 12S Pro, 12S
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro, 12 Pro Dimension, 12
  • Xiaomi MIX Fold 2
  • Redmi K50 Pro, K50 Extreme, K50 Gaming, K50

As for tablets, however, we will have to wait for the beginning of April 2023. Among the first devices involved are:

  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro
  • redmi pad

According to Xiaomi UIthis is the list of devices potentially compatible with the update, but for now we have no detailed timing or official confirmation (the source is still very reliable).


  • Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12X, Xiaomi 12 Lite
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra, Xiaomi 12S, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12 Pro Dimension Edition
  • Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi 12T Pro
  • Xiaomi 11T, Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 LE, Xiaomi Mi 11, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11X, Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi 11i, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge
  • Xiaomi MIX 4
  • Xiaomi MIX FOLD
  • Xiaomi MIX FOLD 2
  • Xiaomi Civi, Xiaomi Civi 1S, Xiaomi Civi 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10S,
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite
  • Xiaomi Pad 5, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G
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  • Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12 Pro, Redmi Note 12 Pro+, Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition
  • Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 5G, Redmi Note 11 SE, Redmi Note 11 SE (India), Redmi Note 11 4G
  • Redmi Note 11T 5G, Redmi Note 11T Pro, Redmi Note 11T Pro+
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G
  • Redmi Note 11S, Redmi Note 11S 5G
  • Redmi Note 11E, Redmi Note 11E Pro
  • Redmi Notes 11R
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G, Redmi Note 10T Japan, Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
  • Redmi Note 9T 5G
  • Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, Redmi K50 Gaming, Redmi K50i, Redmi K50 Ultra
  • Redmi K40S, Redmi K40 Pro, Redmi K40 Pro+, Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Gaming
  • Redmi K30S Ultra, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K30 4G, Redmi K30 Pro
  • Redmi Notes 8 (2021)
  • Redmi 11 Prime, Redmi 11 Prime 5G
  • Redmi 10C, Redmi 10A
  • Redmi 10 Power, Redmi 10, Redmi 10 5G, Redmi 10 Prime+ 5G, Redmi 10 (India), Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi 10 Prime 2022, Redmi 10 2022
  • Redmi 9T, Redmi 9 Power
  • redmi pad


  • POCO M3, POCO M3 Pro 5G
  • POCO M4 Pro 4G, POCO M4 5G, POCO M4 Pro 5G
  • POCO X4 Pro 5G, POCO X4 GT
  • POCO X3 / NFC, POCO X3 Pro, POCO X3 GT