Xiaomi HyperOS (aka SurgeOS) is the latest operating system designed to connect personal devices, cars and smart home devices to Xiaomi’s smart ecosystem. It connects more than 200 products from the Chinese company, from Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO smartwatches and smartphones to LED desktop lapms and electric cars.
The name HyperOS is not simply reminiscent of Huawei’s HarmonyOS, which was stripped of its services licence by the US corporation Google (developer of the Android OS). This led Huawei to create HarmonyOS based on the Android Open Source Project.
It’s also time for Xiaomi to unify the devices in its ecosystem, hedge against such a development and address MIUI’s issues at the same time.
HyperOS release date
Rumours about the development of a new operating system for Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO phones have been around for a long time. It was called MiOS, CNMIOS, PengpaiOS and even Mina. We didn’t guess with the name, but the new OS was indeed created and it was officially unveiled along with the new Xiaomi 14 flagship in late 2023.
The official release date for HyperOS is 26 October 2023.
The original name of the operating system for the Chinese market sounds like SurgeOS. HyperOS is the name of the global version.
HyperOS global will start appearing on the company’s devices in the first quarter of 2024, including in India.
The first device with the new OS was the Xiaomi 14 smartphone on Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 with a top-of-the-line Leica Summilux lens (F/1.4 aperture).
There will be two phases of updates:
- December 2023 to January 2024 – firmware exclusive to users in China.
- Starting in the first quarter of 2024, global versions of HyperOS will be gradually released for supported phone and tablet models.
Which smartphones will receive the update
Xiaomi HyperOS is already pre-installed on Xiaomi 14 series smartphones, Xiaomi Watch S3 smartwatch, Xiaomi TV S Pro 85″ MiniLED and other devices.
According to official information from the presentation of the new system, from the beginning of December 2023 to the end of January 2024, updates to HyperOS will receive:
- Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 and MIX Fold 3, Xiaomi 13, 13 Pro, 13 Ultra.
- Xiaomi Pad 6, Pad 6 Max 14, Pad 6 Pro.
- Redmi K60, K60 Extreme Edition, K60 Pro.
- Xiaomi TV S Pro 65 Mini LED, Xiaomi TV S Pro 75 Mini LED, Xiaomi TV S Pro 85 Mini LED.
- Xiaomi Smart Camera 3 Pro PTZ version IP.
- Xiaomi Sound.
- Xiaomi Watch S3.
MIUI 15 builds have been tested on multiple models of Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO smartphones and tablets. During the announcement of the Redmi K60 Ultra, MIUI 15 was also flashed. And shit: pieces of MIUI 15 code were spotted in the code of the leaked Chinese HyperOS build 23.9.28.
We can conclude that instead of MIUI 15, HyperOS will be released for supported Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO smartphones and tablets. For example, the aforementioned Chinese build of HyperOS 23.9.28 is based on Android 14 and works fine on the same POCO F5.
BBased on this, we can assume which phones will be updated to Xiaomi HyperOS. If a smartphone is marked with “?”, then the release of the update for it is in doubt.
Which Xiaomi phones will get HyperOS
- Xiaomi 14, 14 Pro and more recent models
- Xiaomi 13, 13 Ultra, 13 Pro, 13 Lite, 13T Pro
- Xiaomi 12, 12 Pro, 12X, 12T, 12T Pro, 12S Ultra, 12S, 12S Pro, 12 Pro Dimensity Edition, 12 Lite
- Xiaomi 11T, 11T Pro, 11 LE, 11 Lite 4G, 11 Lite 5G, 11 Lite NE, 11 Lite 5G NE, 11i / Hypercharge, 11X, 11X Pro, 11 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11 LE, Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11i – may not get HyperOS or may be the last to upgrade
- Xiaomi MIX 4, MIX FOLD (?), MIX FOLD 2, MIX FOLD 3
- Xiaomi Civi (?), Civi 1S (?), Civi 2, Civi 3
- Xiaomi Pad 5 (?), Pad 5 Pro 12.4
- Xiaomi Pad 6, 6 Pro, Max 14
Which Redmi phones will get HyperOS
- Redmi K40, K40S, K40 Pro, K40 Pro Plus, K40 Gaming
- Redmi K50, K50i, K50i Pro, K50 Ultra, K50 Gaming, K50 Pro
- Redmi K60, K60e, K60 Pro, K60 Ultra
- Redmi 11 Prime / 5G
- Redmi 12, 12 5G, 12C
- Redmi Note 10 5G, 10 Pro, 10S, 10 Pro 5G – the likelihood of an update is slim
- Redmi Note 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Plus, 11 4G, 11T, 11 Pro 5G, 11 Pro Plus 5G, 11E, 11S 5G, 11 SE, 11T Pro, 11T Pro Plus, 11R
- Redmi Note 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Plus, 12 Pro Explorer, 12 Pro Speed, 12 Pro 4G, 12S, 12 Turbo, 12R, 12R Pro, 12 5G
- Redmi Note 13 5G, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Plus
- Redmi Pad, Pad SE
Which POCO phones will receive HyperOS
- POCO M6 Pro
- POCO F5, F5 Pro
- POCO C55
- POCO X5 Pro 5G, X5 5G
- POCO M5, M5s
- POCO X4 GT, X4 Pro 5G
- POCO F4, F4 GT
- POCO F5, F5 Pro
- POCO M4 5G, M4 Pro 4G (?), M4 Pro 5G
It is unlikely that older models will continue to run on MIUI, receiving minor updates, while new devices will be coming out with HyperOS already.
Devices in the lineup of Mi 10, Redmi 9, Redmi 10, Redmi K30, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 10, Redmi A1, POCO C40, POCO C50, POCO M2 and M2 Pro, POCO F2 Pro, POCO X2 and X3, X3 NFC, POCO M3, and lower models will not be updated to HyperOS.
On 16 August 2010, the first version of MIUI based on Android 2.2 was released. Since then, Xiaomi engineers have been tweaking this operating system, rolling out new versions every year, with thousands of testers helping them identify bugs.
In 2014, Xiaomi entered the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a multitude of physical objects connected to the internet and exchanging data. And now, after 13 years, we are greeted by the new HyperOS.
We’ll talk about how new it is next.
You can download HyperOS from our website. The first stable firmware is already available.
HyperOS: what’s new
Xiaomi Corporation not only makes smartphones, but over 200 different devices including smart watches, smart home devices and more. HyperOS is designed to simplify human interaction with this ecosystem.
Its development was officially launched in 2017. The developers aimed to unify support for all devices and applications through a set of system frameworks. Xiaomi HyperOS is based on Linux (Android is based on it) and Xiaomi’s own Vela platform for IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
The basic architecture has been rewritten, but the design of the new system is very similar to MIUI. It would be strange to create it from scratch when there is a lot of experience with MIUI interface and there are many users who are used to it.
What’s new in HyperOS:
- The operating system can be installed on smartphones, smartwatches, TVs, cars, and other Xiaomi devices.
- With the integrated HyperConnect device centre, you can control virtually the entire set of devices connected to your ecosystem from anywhere – at home, on the go or in the office. For example, the brightness of a table lamp and other features of smart ecosystem devices.
- Data transfers between devices use end-to-end encryption with TEE.
- It’s more productive and power efficient than MIUI. The same running of resource-demanding smartphone games provides more stable frame rates and lower power consumption compared to stock Android.
- Multitasking (dividing tasks into several computational units for joint processing) is supported, which allows for a big performance boost.
- The file system, memory management, image processing subsystem and networking system have been restructured.
- You can switch camera sources during video conferences, access in-car cameras from your phone, access your smartphone’s rear camera while using your tablet or laptop, or connect your tablet to the Internet via your smartphone.
- Apps, clipboard content and notifications can be moved between devices.
- The HyperMind ecosystem’s cognitive centre analyses a person’s environment and behaviour to learn their needs and automatically adapt devices to meet them. For example, if you always switch on the lights in the living room when unlocking the smart door lock, HyperMind will suggest automatically switching on the lights in the room when you open the door.
- Xiaomi AI Assistant can generate texts, images, create subtitles in real time to transcribe conversations during video conferences and save them as notes. It also adds voice search for images in photo albums.
In addition to the appearance, there are more significant changes. For example, enhanced customisation options, redesigned menus, and new features to extend the phone’s life to a single charge.
HyperOS supports devices with RAM sizes ranging from 64 Kbytes to 24 GB. The firmware takes up only 8.75 GB on smartphones.
What’s new in the HyperOS interface:
- Cosmetic changes to the interface, like new icons and fonts. The operating system has become a bit more like Apple iOS, but it clearly shows the MIUI 14 successor.
- The updated notification bar has received a new smooth downward scroll animation. It now displays the player and lets you switch tracks.
- Wallpaper settings, customisation options and new presets have become very similar to what the latest iOS versions offer.
- The settings menu has been redesigned and some features have been moved to other sections. It’s definitely become more convenient.
- The Security app received 4 modes of device battery life: performance mode, balanced, economy and ultra-economy.
- Added “Battery Protection” section, which displays battery temperature, number of charges for today. Here you can also enable or disable optimised charging, which is designed to reduce battery ageing. For this purpose, the device takes into account the peculiarities of the charging mode to reduce the number of unnecessary continuous recharges.
- In the Advanced Features section, there’s now a Night Mode option that automatically disables certain features to save battery power when the device goes into sleep mode.
- You can control app autorun and dark mode, close battery-draining apps, enable automatic brightness adjustment, and automatically clear the device memory 10 minutes after it’s locked. All of this will save battery life. Each item has an indication of how many minutes of device life it will add.
- The Notes app has updated fonts.
- The Weather and Calendar apps have been updated.
- Changed the look of the calculator to match the HyperOS interface style.
- The redesign of “Gallery” resulted in the appearance of “Photos” and “Albums” sections on the bottom panel. Albums are further divided by type: portrait, timelapse, selfies, burst, slo-mo, and documents.
- The camera app has become more like its iOS counterpart and has been tweaked for one-handed use.
- New animations have been added. For example, when you connect your smartphone to the charger, a corresponding animation appears at the top of the screen, as if sliding the screen down for a few seconds.
What do you think of the abstract wallpaper from HyperOS? The images have a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and look great.
This is not all wallpapers: there are also Fluffy pictures, Mountains and Flowers. You can view and download all HyperOS wallpapers at this link from Mega –.
This is not all innovations, the article is supplemented.
As of today, we are gradually saying goodbye to MIUI. As soon as new details become available, we’ll update this article right away. Stay tuned for more updates.