Xiaomi has been hard at work in recent years as the famous manufacturer has managed to make a name for itself in the smartphone market. The company has announced that it is working on a new MIUI update based on the upcoming Android Q, MIUI 11. The announcement made lots of users happy as a beta program was also announced, but many were disappointed when they learned that the access had been restricted.
At this point, only Xiaomi Mi 9 users can access the new beta version, but more devices will likely be added in the future. Read below to learn more about the latest MIUI 11 features.
Xiaomi MIUI 11 Based On Android Q – New Features And Improvements
A fresh user interface
The new update aims to refresh the user interface, which has remained quite similar to the version which was introduced by MIUI 6. It is likely that the icons will be enhanced and the company plans to improve the experience with new animations.
An ultra power-saving mode
Users who struggle with the battery life will enjoy the addition of a new power-saving mode. The mode will block access to any features besides texts and calls. In comparison to other advanced power-saving modes, Xiaomi’s take will convert the colorful panel into a monochrome display in an attempt to save more battery. Users will have the option to add select apps that can be used when the mode is active.
A better status bar in MIUI 11
MIUI 11 will enhance status bars, with a focus on devices which feature notches. The design will be changed as valuable status icons will fit into a single row. The clock will be moved to the right area of the screen. Multiple notifications from the same app will be grouped in the form of cards.
Dark mode to come to Xiaomi phones
A system-wide dark theme will make an appearance, and it seems that it will be compatible with third-party apps.
It is essential to keep in mind the fact that beta versions come with bugs. It is not advised to install the Xiaomi MIUI 11 beta if you plan to use your device daily. You will have to wait until the official Xiaomi MIUI 11 comes out, which would happen once Android Q final version launches.
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.