Everything About Xiaomi’s HyperOS: Supported Devices And Features

Logo of Xiaomi's HyperOS

It’s no secret that Xiaomi’s MIUI has had a tough time in recent years, thanks in part to the bloatware and ads present in the system. This has contributed to the slowing demand for phones, particularly in regions like India. To solve this issue, Xiaomi has introduced its new operating system, HyperOS. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Taking a page out of Huawei’s book

When the US government banned Huawei from collaborating with American or allied organizations, the tech giant pivoted by creating its own operating system, HarmonyOS, integrated across its entire product range. Similarly, Xiaomi’s HyperOS isn’t just for smartphones; it’s a framework extending to smart home devices and future ventures, such as automotive technology.

However, you might wonder: how can one OS power such diverse devices? While HyperOS aims to power this array, it’s more of a unifying concept, showcasing the company’s vision for a seamless user experience across its product spectrum.

How does HyperOS work?

Xiaomi’s approach involves using different underlying platforms for various devices. For instance, Xiaomi’s Vela platform powers its IoT products within the HyperOS ecosystem. On the other hand, smartphones and tablets running HyperOS rely on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Screenshot of the new HyperOS homescreen
Image: Digital Report

While it may seem like Xiaomi is using the HyperOS branding as more of a marketing stunt, the company does have a trick up its sleeve in the name of the HyperConnect framework. This system seamlessly integrates all Xiaomi devices, enabling a cohesive ecosystem where users can quickly switch devices while maintaining their workflow.

Major new features of HyperOS

Since the company has already released the Xiaomi 14 devices running on HyperOS, there are some initial reviews already out on YouTube. Here are some of the big changes:

1. New Lock Screen Customizations

Ever since Apple introduced lock screen customizations last year, Android has slowly worked towards having the same feeling. While Google introduced its own take on customization with Android 14, Xiaomi seems to have drawn inspiration from Apple’s approach. Like iOS, users can now personalize their lock screens by choosing personal images with depth effects and selecting from various lock screen designs such as Classic, Rhombus, and Magazine. Additionally, the option to customize text fonts and clock styles adds another layer of personalization.

Screenshot of lock screen customizations
Image: Newzonly

2. Less Bloatware

One persistent issue with MIUI has been the presence of pre-installed apps that users couldn’t remove. However, the new HyperOS update addresses this concern, allowing users to uninstall most bloatware apps, including system ones like Mi Video, Security, Gallery, and Games. However, it is important to note that certain apps like Mi Browser and GetApps are still unremovable.

3. New Gallery App

Xiaomi’s gallery app has always been filled with features and quirks, allowing people to tinker with their photos and videos. With HyperOS, the company is taking it to the next level. Firstly, there is a new layout that features panels like Photos, Albums, and Recommendations at the bottom for easier navigation.

Screenshot of the new HyperOS gallery app
Image: XHyperOS

When talking about the new additions, the company has introduced the ID feature, which is designed to help users create ID cutouts and photos, and a new editing suite.

4. Revamped Control Center

Taking another page out of Apple’s book, Xiaomi has removed the labels from its control center, enhancing its visual appeal. Additionally, the company has consolidated all toggles onto a single page, eliminating the need for scrolling.

5. Fast and light

MIUI has often been criticized by industry experts for its feature-heavy nature, which tends to slow down performance. However, Xiaomi seems to have heeded this feedback. The entire HyperOS now occupies a mere 8.7GB of internal storage, less than the 11GB-13GB used by stock Android.

Furthermore, the company overhauled its animations, which some industry experts believe are better and faster than iOS.

List of Supported HyperOS Devices

While HyperOS will not roll out to devices until early next year, the company has already unveiled the list of supported devices.

Eligible Xiaomi Devices include:

Xiaomi 14Xiaomi 13T ProXiaomi 13TXiaomi 13 UltraXiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 5G / Pad 5 Pro WifiXiaomi 13 LiteXiaomi 12T ProXiaomi 12TXiaomi 12 Lite 5G
Xiaomi 12S UltraXiaomi 12S ProXiaomi 12SXiaomi 12 Pro DimensityXiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12XXiaomi 11T ProXiaomi 11TXiaomi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi 11 ProXiaomi 11Xiaomi Mi 11XXiaomi Mi 11X ProXiaomi Mi 11i
Xiaomi 11i / 11i HyperchargeXiaomi 11 Lite 4GXiaomi 11 Lite 5G NEXiaomi 11 Lite 5GXiaomi 10S
Xiaomi MIX FOLDXiaomi MIX FOLD 2Xiaomi MIX FOLD 3Xiaomi MIX 4Xiaomi Civi
Xiaomi Civi 1SXiaomi Civi 2Xiaomi Civi 3Xiaomi Pad 6 / Pro / MaxXiaomi Pad 5

Eligible Poco devices include:


Eligible Redmi devices include:

Redmi K40Redmi K40SRedmi K40 Pro / Pro+Redmi K40 GamingRedmi K50
Redmi K50iRedmi K50i ProRedmi K50 ProRedmi K50 GamingRedmi K50 Ultra
Redmi K60ERedmi K60Redmi K60 ProRedmi K60 UltraRedmi Note 10 5G / Redmi Note 11SE / Redmi Note 10T 5G
Redmi Note 10 Pro 5GRedmi Note 10TRedmi Note 10S / Redmi Note 11SE IndiaRedmi Note 10 ProRedmi 10 / Redmi 10 2022 / Redmi 10 Prime / Redmi Note 11 4G
Redmi Note 11E / Redmi 10 5G / Redmi 11 Prime 5GRedmi Note 11RRedmi 10C / Redmi 10 PowerRedmi 11 Prime 4GRedmi Note 11 4G / 11 NFC 4G
Redmi Note 11 5G / Redmi Note 11T 5GRedmi Note 11SRedmi Note 11S 5GRedmi Note 11 Pro 4GRedmi Note 11 Pro 5G / Redmi Note 11E Pro
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5GRedmi Note 11T Pro / 11T Pro+Redmi Note 12 4G / 4G NFCRedmi 12CRedmi 12
Redmi Note 12 TurboRedmi Note 12T ProRedmi Note 12 Pro SpeedRedmi Note 12 Pro 5G / Pro+ 5G / DiscoveryRedmi Note 12S
Redmi Note 12R / Redmi 12 5GRedmi Note 12 5G / Note 12R ProRedmi Note 13 4G / 4G NFCRedmi Note 13 Pro 5GRedmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
Redmi Note 13R ProRedmi 13C

When will the HyperOS rollout begin?

Xiaomi has announced that the initial rollout of HyperOS is slated for Q1 2024. The devices set to receive it first include the Xiaomi 13 Ultra, 13 Pro, 13, 13T Pro, 13T, Redmi Note 12, Redmi Note 12S, Xiaomi Pad 6, and Poco F5.

Photo of the rollout plan for the Xiaomi HyperOS

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