Chinese smartphone giants, Xiaomi, today launched a powerful new flagship in the form of the Mi 9 Pro 5G in China but that wasn’t all. The same launch event also saw Xiaomi officially unveil MIUI 11 – something Xiaomi fans have been waiting for ages now.
As you’d expect, MIUI 11 bring a bunch of visual changes that apparently even won the company a Red Dot Design Award – something the Xiaomi claims to be a first for a software company.
Dynamic Font Scaling
The new version of Xiaomi’s UI also introduces a new custom font named Milan Pro, which is optimised for both Chinese scripts and Latin-based characters. MIUI 11 also incorporates dynamic font scaling, changing the thickness of characters to optimize legibility, the first such feature on any smartphone.
New System Sounds
The company’s also added more sound effects inspired by sounds from nature’s elements like water, fire, and animal noises.
Improved Display Effects and Animations
MIUI 11 features new and improved always-on display effects, including animations, custom text, and notifications from social services.
MIUI 11 also introduces two new productivity apps – Mi Work and Mi Go. While Mi Work includes features like file sharing, large document transfer, screen casting, and wireless printing features. Mi Go, meanwhile, is meant to help on the go, offering an extreme power saving mode that promises a stand-by time of up to 24 hours on just 5% battery life, one tap data purchases, assistance with exchange rates, and more.
Xiaomi says the MIUI 11 will get the fastest rollout in the history of the operating system. A closed beta for Chinese users will open up from today via WeChat. The open beta for MIUI 11 will open September 27, starting with 17 Chinese devices. Stable updates are expected to roll out from the middle of October. These dates are valid for devices deployed in China – global users are likely to wait more.