In late 2023, Xiaomi will release MIUI 15, the next major update to its operating system, based on Android 14 (there will be support for Android 13). It will bring new features and functions to Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO phones.
The release date will be announced later this year, but Xiaomi is already testing beta versions of the new shell for several smartphone and tablet models. The first to get it is the new Redmi K60 Ultra.
MIUI 15 release date
The official MIUI 15 release date has not been announced. It will be known in 2023 at Xiaomi’s presentation. But we can already assume that the updated operating system will be released in December 2023. It will be presented along with the new Xiaomi 14 line, which will run on a new shell “out of the box” (like the Redmi Note 13).
Xiaomi sticks to a one-year MIUI update cycle. But while they used to release slowly in spring, summer or autumn, after MIUI 12.5, Xiaomi developers have changed their approach to testing and releasing shell updates.
MIUI versions release dates:
- MIUI 6 — August 29, 2014
- MIUI 7 — August 13, 2015
- MIUI 8 — June 16, 2016
- MIUI 9 — August 10, 2017
- MIUI 10 — June 19, 2018
- MIUI 11 — October 22, 2019
- MIUI 12 — April 27, 2020
- MIUI 12.5 — February 8, 2021
- MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition — August 13, 2021
- MIUI 13 — December 28, 2021
- MIUI 14 — December 11, 2022
- MIUI 15 — December 2023 (unofficially)
Based on the release dates of MIUI 13 and 14, we can assume that the new OS version will be introduced in late 2023. We wait for Xiaomi’s official announcement.
MIUI 14.5 will not be released. Unlike MIUI 12.5, which was really needed, there is no point in releasing an intermediate version now.
As usual, the first presentation in December will show the Chinese version of the OS, then the global models will receive the update. Flagships will be the first updated, followed by mid-priced smartphones. The last in line are budget phones.
The upcoming shell is currently in the testing phase. If all works according to plan, MIUI 15 beta will be available as early as September or October 2023.
MIUI 15 device list
Early beta tests of MIUI 15 are already underway for some flagship models, including the Xiaomi 12T smartphones, Xiaomi 13 Pro and the Xiaomi Pad 6 tablet. Both MIUI 15 Chinese and global versions are participating in the test.
To understand which phones will get the MIUI 15 update, remember that Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO update 2-3 years. The operating system will be compatible with all devices sold in 2023. Many models with released Android 13-based firmware will also receive the update.
Each updated version of Xiaomi’s operating system depends on the Android version on which it is based. In this case, it’s Android 14. Developers don’t need to adapt older smartphones to MIUI 15 because of the Android framework.
Xiaomi’s official website publishes information about device support in advance — the Xiaomi EOS List, which lists models with Android 14 support. MIUI 14 does not support Android 14. Accordingly, all devices supporting this Android version will get MIUI 15.
MIUI 15 release schedule is too early to publish, but Android 14 release status can already be tracked:
Android 14 Beta testing for Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 12T, Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 and Xiaomi Pad 6 officially started in May 2023. To download Android 14 Global Beta 1 for Xiaomi, follow the appropriate link at bigota.d.miui.com:
|Model||Release Date||Download Link|
|Xiaomi 13||May 10, 2023|
|Xiaomi 13 Pro||May 10, 2023|
|Xiaomi 12T||May 10, 2023|
How to install Android 14 Global Beta on Xiaomi: Unlock the bootloader and use Fastboot Mode to install the firmware. It is imperative to remember that this is a beta version — it may be unstable and various bugs are possible.
Along with Xiaomi devices, eight Pixel smartphone models, Nothing Phone 1, OnePlus 11, Oppo Find N2 Flip, Realme GT2 Pro and several other manufacturers are participating in the Android 14 beta test.
A list of Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices that will update to MIUI 15 is given below.
Which Xiaomi phones will get MIUI 15
- 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
- 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 MIUI 15
- 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, 12C
- Redmi Note 10 5G, 10 Pro, 10S, 10 Pro 5G
- 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 Pad, Pad SE
Which POCO phones will receive MIUI 15
- 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 M4 5G, M4 Pro, M4 Pro 5G
- POCO F3, F3 GT
Which phones might not get MIUI 15:
- Mi 10S and Redmi 10 series (Redmi 10, 10 Power, 10C, 10 India, 10X, 10X 5G) — there are chances of the update release, but due to hardware limitations of the phones, MIUI 15 may not be out for them.
- Mi 10 series (Mi 10 Lite 5G, Youth, 10T Lite, 10i 5G, Mi 10, 10 Pro, 10 Ultra, 10T, 10T Pro) — almost all the Mi 10 series phones are on the EOS list. The likelihood of them upgrading to MIUI 15 is zero.
- Redmi K30 series (Redmi K30, K30 5G, K30 Racing, K30i, K30S, K30 Pro) — Redmi K30 series devices are gradually being included in the EOS list. The likelihood of them being updated is about zero. Perhaps an exception will be made for the top-end models, but it’s unlikely.
- Redmi Note 9 series (Redmi Note 9, 9 5G, 9T, 9 Pro, 9 Max, 9S) — the situation is similar to the Redmi K30 series (the lineup of devices on the EOS list).
- Redmi Note 10 series is a candidate for inclusion on the EOS list. Updating this line of phones to MIUI 15 is unlikely.
- Redmi 9 series (Redmi 9C, 9C, 9A, 9 Prime, 9i, 9 Power, 9T) — don’t expect an update to MIUI 15. Some of the phones are already on the EOS list.
- Redmi A1, A1 Plus and POCO C40, C50 are budget models that haven’t even received MIUI 14 by the time MIUI 15 is released. They won’t be updated to the latest version of the operating system.
- POCO F1, X2, M2 Pro — included in the EOS list and no longer updated.
- POCO F2 Pro, M2, M3, X3, X3 NFC — the probability of getting MIUI 15 tends to be zero due to hardware limitations. Don’t count on these models to be updated.
This is not a complete list of compatible devices and will be added to as official information becomes available. Follow MIUI 15 updates on miuirom.org.
MIUI 15: new features
Information about MIUI 15’s enhanced features is emerging. For example, some features of Android 14, on which the upcoming OS is being developed, were announced at the I/O 2023 conference. MIUI beta code is additionally being examined for improvements and features that are not likely to be introduced in MIUI 14 updates.
For example, MIUI 15 will have improved clipboard functionality. Users will be able to copy not only text, but also photos with files into it. Samsung and Google Pixel smartphones already have this feature. Finally, it will appear on Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO phones.
Also, the new OS version will get a feature to quickly increase sound volume up to 200%. This will probably be implemented through an icon in the notification bar.
MIUI 15 may support Ultra HDR images. This will endow photos with better brightness, contrast and colour gamut and give them a more realistic look. Images can be saved and viewed later with 10-bit HDR on Android 14 enabled devices.
Privacy and security have been enhanced and it has been possible to restrict data sharing with third-party apps.
The updated Material You design updates the MIUI 15 interface, adding dynamic themes and making the shell even more beautiful and user-friendly.
A back arrow has appeared. If gesture navigation is active on your device, you’ll see this arrow when you swipe left or right.
Not all MIUI 15 features will be available in the global operating system version. Some of them will only be available in the Chinese Xioami shell.