Xiaomi’s users have been waiting for more than a year for the company to come with a new version of MIUI. And at last, Xiaomi has finally taken the veil of the MIUI 10 at its Mi event. The MIUI 10 is laced with a new voice assistant alongside a slew of AI-assisted features. Let’s take a look at what the latest iteration of MIUI offers.
Xiaomi MIUI 10: More Power to AI
This time around, Xiaomi is trying to maintain sync with other operating systems on the market and their increasing obsession with artificial intelligence. The MIUI 10 comes integrated with a slew of AI-assisted features that are aimed at making the UI more helpful for enhanced user experience. Besides, the company has also added gesture support, which would deliver a better full-screen optimisation that is in sync with 18:9 aspect ratio on most of its recently launched smartphones.
As for the AI-focussed features, the MIUI 10 is geared with AI capabilities such as AI portrait shots, which will bring Bokeh effects to the smartphones that do not have a dual camera setup at the rear. This feature could prove to be a boon for the smartphone users who have a single lens camera and have been missing out on the portrait mode. The feature employs AI to enhance the shots captured by the camera and then applies the blur effect for the background by utilising its image processing technology. Even better, it works for the front camera too. Besides, for the phones with dual camera setup, it will enhance portrait mode and render better clicks.
Xiaomi is touting the MIUI 10 to be faster than the MIUI 9. The company says that with the AI integration, the MIUI 10 can help decrease app load significantly. The app load time can be reduced to zero as MIUI 10 analyses user behaviour and predicts what apps they are most likely to open next. The same technology is also capable of predicting user behaviour within the app.
Xiaomi MIUI 10: New Voice Assistant
In competition with Siri and Google Assistant, Xiaomi has also introduced its voice assistant. Xiaomi’s voice assistant is capable of features such as reading messages and giving updates on traffic, and more.
Xiaomi MIUI 10: Control Over Smart Devices
The MIUI 10 also includes smart home integration, which means users will be able to control their smart home devices with their Xiaomi smartphones running MIUI 10. The phone will act as a hub that will equip users to manage smart home appliances installed at their home. The setup also includes voice commands support, which enables task completion via voice commands given by the user.
Xiaomi MIUI 10: Nifty Task Manager
Additionally, Xiaomi has revealed a new recent apps interface that has been specifically designed to capture screen real estate. The new interface fills up the entire display regardless of the aspect ratio supported by the device. It is capable of showing most of the apps in a single window, which also offers a preview of what’s currently running in each app. Users will be able to swipe away the app that they want to close.
Xiaomi MIUI 10: Release Date and Eligible Smartphones
For now, Xiaomi has announced MIUI 10 Open Beta, which will begin rolling out from June 1, 2018. The company says that the beta will be available for the Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Mix, Mi 6X, Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Redmi S2, and the Redmi Note 5. These devices will get the access during the first phase of the rollout. The second phase of the rollout will include the Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4, Mi 4c, Mi 4S, Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, and the Redmi Note 3.