Xiaomi MIUI 10: What’s New and What Phones Will Get the Latest Update?
MIUI 10 focuses on gestures, camera enhancements and AI
Xiaomi began its yesterday conference with the announcement of MIUI 10, the new version of its home interface, which is so dear to the Chinese manufacturer. Today, this interface allows Xiaomi to stand out from the competition.
Let’s look at some of the new features offered by the latest MIUI 10 user interface software.
Adapt to edge-to-edge displays
The first objective of MIUI 10 is to better adapt to the new screens of our ever-larger smartphones, without borders and without navigation buttons. Since the launch of the Mi Mix in 2016, Xiaomi has already started working on this subject, but MIUI 10 goes further.
The new version offers a redesign of the interface optimized for 18: 9 and 19: 9 screens, including a new multitasking screen.
User interface optimization
MIUI 10 offers changes in the design of the user interface, such as the menu of recent applications, which shows the miniatures one to the other and offers additional gestures. The elements of the user interface are now more rounded and bear some resemblance to Android P.
The other most remarkable change is the user interface optimization on devices that have a display stretched over most of the face. The display space is used more efficiently, for example, the latest application’s menu displays more items in two lanes side by side, saving you scrolling between items.
Other minor changes also occurred in the upper pull-out bar, especially with regard to better separation of individual items and icons. And you’ll appreciate it with a more accurate gesture-controlled system.
MIUI 10 will offer a new car mode with a simple and intuitive environment. In addition, there are voice commands to change the route in the navigation, reply to a message, or receive an incoming call on a speakerphone. However, the Voice Assistant is currently limited to the Chinese market and it will not go to the global market yet.
MIUI 10 integrates artificial intelligence
Like all its competitors, Xiaomi jumps in the wagon of artificial intelligence and great emphasis is placed on artificial intelligence. MIUI 10 now learns your system behavior and allocates system resources accordingly and can predict your next actions. So, if you regularly run the application in sequence, the system can “preload” another app. The result is to provide more environmentally friendly assistant.
AI is also introduced in the image processing. AI can able to detect blurred background image and take corrective actions without the need for a dual camera.
Part of MIUI 10 is a database of new sounds that mimic the sounds of nature. Xiaomi wants to offer tones for notifications, calls and alarm clocks that will not bother you even after a double ring. According to Xiaomi, the average user receives 236 notifications per day, with new alert notices to keep the user more relaxed.
Boost on the connected home
The other significant addition is an integrated administrator for controlling and managing smart home appliances. More than 590 brands are currently supported directly in MIUI, and Xiaomi promises to add more.
MIUI 10 integrates a new application to control its Xiaomi compatible ecosystem. Upon initialization, Xiaomi’s connected devices will be able to easily connect to the smartphone with an intuitive interface that clearly replicates Apple’s work with iOS 11 and connection to Apple AirPods.
MIUI 10 compatible devices and release dates
Xiaomi has confirmed that the following models will be updated to the Chinese version of MIUI 10 by the end of June: Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, MIX, Redmi S2, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The following phones will receive the Chinese version by the end of July: Xiaomi Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Note 3, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S / 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X and Redmi Note 3.