Xiaomi HyperOS to roll out to global devices in H1 2024

By Rajesh Regmi 4 Min Read

Xiaomi has confirmed that its new HyperOS operating system will begin rolling out to global devices in the first half (H1) of 2024. HyperOS is a replacement for MIUI, Xiaomi’s previous custom Android skin. 

Xiaomi says that HyperOS is designed to be lighter, faster, and more intuitive than MIUI. It also includes a number of new features, such as an improved notification system and a more customizable user interface.

While the new OS is making its way to many devices in the mainland China, the company now seems to be accelerating its rollout for the global market. Below is the list of devices getting the HyperOS update in H1 2024.

Xiaomi HyperOS rollout in H1 2024

  • Smartphones
    • Xiaomi 13T series
    • Xiaomi 12 series
    • Xiaomi 12T series
    • Redmi Note 13 series
    • Redmi Note 12 Pro+ 5G
    • Redmi Note 12 Pro 5G
    • Redmi Note 12 5G
  • Tablets
    • Xiaomi Pad 6
    • Redmi Pad SE

In addition to these devices, Xiaomi’s latest products such as the Xiaomi 14 series, Xiaomi Pad 6s Pro, Xiaomi Watch S3, and Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro come pre-installed with HyperOS.

Early adopters, rejoice! Image: Xiaomi.

It is important to note that this is just a rollout plan, and the actual release dates may vary depending on the region. So if you are a Xiaomi user, you can expect to receive the update sometime in H1 2024.

What is HyperOS?

Xiaomi is aiming to simplify its software branding with HyperOS, a new overarching experience for its growing portfolio of devices. 

HyperOS encompasses everything from the company’s familiar smartphone interface to smart home appliances and even its up-and-coming electric car. The reason why Xiaomi is also calling its new OS a “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem. 

But what exactly is HyperOS, and does this mean big changes for Xiaomi users?

Let’s cut through some of the marketing jargon. For smartphones and tablets, HyperOS is essentially Android at its core with Xiaomi’s customizations on top. That means it is still relying on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) to ensure app compatibility with Google Play Store.

Xiaomi HyperOS Human Car Home Smart Ecosystem
Xiaomi HyperOS builds a “Human x Car x Home” ecosystem. Image: Xiaomi.

And from a user’s standpoint, HyperOS on Xiaomi smartphones feels like an evolution of MIUI 14 rather than a radical overhaul. There are visual refinements and new features, but the core ‘MIUI-ness’ of the UI remains the same.

Although the visual changes may not be extensive, internally HyperOS is a lightweight and efficient OS, with optimizations for performance and battery life. Notably, Xiaomi says HyperOS takes only 9.14GB of storage for smartphones, significantly less than the 12.53GB taken up by MIUI 14.

AI enhancements seem to be a core pillar as well, though it’s unclear how these will manifest differently on smartphones vs. smart home devices. Xiaomi demoed an AI image generation feature for its ‘HyperOS Gallery,’ which sounds a lot like recent AI art trends.

Among all, the most compelling aspect of HyperOS may be its “HyperConnect” framework. This promises tightly integrated functionality across devices, aiming for a truly seamless ecosystem experience. But it will certainly take time for this ecosystem to mature and become truly cohesive.

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