Oh yes, something wonderful is happening this week! It’s just a few days away from the MIUI 9 and Mi 5X launch.Xiaomi will cover the launch event LIVE on 26th July, 14:00 (GMT+8), be sure to tune in MIUI Forum.
1. MIUI 9 Themes: 3 New Themes Along With the Default Theme
In MIUI 9, Xiaomi has added 3 new themes along with the default theme. They are (No Boundary), (Color Fantasy), and (Cool Black). Take a close look at each theme and tell us your which one is your favorite! The dock icons at the bottom now do not have texts below them giving a neat look to the home screen. The official English names for the new official themes haven’t been settled yet.
2. Mi 6, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 4X will receive MIUI 9 Beta update first!
In order to ensure MIUI 9 offers a great user experience in terms of stability, smoothness, and better battery backup, a limited amount of devices will receive MIUI 9 in the first batch followed by others. The update will be pushed by stages.
The first batch of devices will receive MIUI 9 beta update are Mi 6, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 4X, followed by the second batch of popular Mi devices then only Mi 2/2S will receive MIUI 9 update. Head towards our recruitment link and apply as a beta tester, you might stand a chance to try out MIUI 9 before everyone else.
3. New Design in Lock Screen Shortcut
The fingerprint sensor is mainstream now, almost every phone launched comes with a fingerprint sensor. For those who own Mi Devices with a front fingerprint sensor, they can’t use long press home button feature to activate torch as it will unlock their phone.
You can now access it by swiping to the right on your lock screen. Useful and commonly used shortcut: Mi Home, Mi Remote, Mi Pay, Transport Card, and Torch could be accessed in one place as well.
4. Split Screen Feature
Mi Devices with Android 7.0 and above confirmed to have split screen feature: Mi6、Mi MIX、Mi Note 2、Mi Max、Mi Max 2 , Mi 5 Redmi Note 4X just to name a few. Xiaomi will reveal more info about list of eligible devices after the launch.
5. Simplify and Optimized System
Have you heard of Orange Friday? Orange Friday is the day where Xiaomi push the software update to China/Global Beta ROM weekly on Friday. Users can enjoy the latest features and bug fixes in Beta ROM. Xiaomi is constantly updating their MIUI ROM and it’s been 340 weeks and still counting.
That being said, as Xiaomi added more features in our ROM, the ROM size eventually gets bigger and rarely used features are left redundant. Therefore, Xiaomi decided to simplify and optimize our ROM by removing Child Mode, WiWide (provides public wifi networks to stores and restaurants in China), Contact Card, Showtime (Caller Profile Video) and more.