In a recent post on platform X, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun made an exciting revelation. He officially announced that the company’s highly anticipated operating system, HyperOS, is poised to make its debut alongside the upcoming Xiaomi 14 series smartphones. Although Lei Jun didn’t divulge many specifics, this revelation has created a significant buzz within the tech community. Shortly after Jun’s post, various details about HyperOS began to surface online, including revealing screenshots that provide a sneak peek into what we can expect from this new operating system.
For those who may not be up to date with this latest development, let’s dive into a comprehensive overview of what we know so far about HyperOS.
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Expected Release Date
— Lei Jun (@leijun) October 17, 2023
Jun has already confirmed that HyperOS will have its grand unveiling with the Xiaomi 14 series smartphones. The Xiaomi 14 series serves as the successor to the Xiaomi 13 series, launched the previous year, and it’s expected to comprise three distinct smartphones: Xiaomi 14, Xiaomi 14 Pro, and Xiaomi 14 Ultra.
While an official launch date hasn’t been officially provided by the company, leaks strongly suggest that the launch could be imminent, possibly occurring on October 27. It’s important to note that Xiaomi 14 smartphones will be introduced first in the company’s home market, China, before making their way to the rest of the world.
Features of Xiaomi HyperOS
One noteworthy aspect to bear in mind is that HyperOS is expected to bear some resemblance to Xiaomi’s existing MIUI, as suggested by leaked screenshots. However, Lei Jun has emphasized in his posts that the underlying architecture has been entirely revamped by merging Android with Xiaomi Vella. This transformation serves as the foundational framework for linking Xiaomi’s diverse ecosystem of devices.
Remember that the leaked screenshots available online appear to be from the early HyperOS beta release, and there may be further refinements in the final version. Let’s explore what these leaked screenshots reveal about the key features of HyperOS.
User ‘Mr. Water’ on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo shared four screenshots that offer a glimpse of Xiaomi’s new OS. Xiaomi has previously stated that HyperOS will introduce enhanced fluidity and improved connectivity across their range of devices. The screenshots showcase a control centre that resembles MIUI, albeit with potential tweaks. The top half of the control centre houses elements like brightness and volume sliders, a now-playing widget, as well as Wi-Fi and mobile data toggles. The bottom half features quick setting toggles, including Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Torch, and more.
Another Weibo user, ‘Wei XiaotianAlan,’ shared additional screenshots believed to be of HyperOS. One of these images reveals a lock screen dominated by a prominent vertical digital clock, hinting at various customisation options for the lock screen. In addition to new clock styles, Xiaomi may offer new font and widget choices for the lock screen within HyperOS.
On the home screen, two square-shaped widgets are visible at the top, one displaying the time, and the other showing weather information. The app icons below the widgets appear similar to those in MIUI 14.
Moreover, there appear to be numerous lock screen customization options on HyperOS, including Classic, Rhombus, Magazine, and more. Users can apply various effects and choose from different wallpapers. This lock screen feature indeed evokes similarities with iOS.
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