Xiaomi finally unveiled Redmi Y2, its selfie-expert smartphone in India yesterday. The devices is loaded with an updated 16-megapixel selfie snapper with AI recognition features. The Redmi Y2 will go on sale on June 12. Besides the latest smartphone announcement, Xiaomi also introduced its updated UX version, MIUI 10.
MIUI 10: The Single Camera Portrait Mode
One of the major highlights of the MIUI 10 update is the support for single-camera portrait mode. With this new feature, the MIUI 10 users can capture images with shallow depth-of-field, and software-based bokeh without the need of a dual-camera setup. At the product launch event, the Chinese handset maker revealed in order to create this effect, it has developed an AI-based algorithm that has been trained on over 100,000 photos.
The MIUI 10 update was first announced at Xiaomi’s annual product launch event on May 31. Xiaomi was quick to announce that it will be bringing the latest of its user experience design to Indian within a week. The company was also quick enough to act on the announcement. MIUI 10 has been specially designed keeping smartphones with taller display screens in mind. The more streamlined aesthetics that come along with the MIUI 10 are claimed to be more in sync with Google’s material design.
MIUI 10: List of all Devices Getting the Single Camera Portrait Mode
The Chinese handset maker company plans on releasing the MIUI 10 update for 26 different devices. However, only 11 devices will get the single-camera portrait mode out of all the compatible devices. As confirmed by Xiaomi, the AI-based portrait mode will be available on both front and back cameras of Mi 5/Mi 5S Plus, Mi Note 2, Mi MIX 2, Mi 5, Mi Max, Redmi Note 4, Mi Max 2, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi 5, Redmi Note 3, and Redmi 4/4X.
Xiamo also confirmed that for Mi 6, and Redmi Note 5 (Indian variant), the single camera portrait mode will only be available on the front camera. The company is planning on making this feature compatible with more devices soon but hasn’t shared any specifics about the update. According to the company, the MIUI user base is over 190 million users wide. The latest MIUI 10 comes with a pool of new features optimized for taller screens. The official availability of MIUI 10 is still not known, but you can expect the update to appear on the compatible smartphones starting mid-June. The update will be available in phases starting with Mi 5S Plus, Mi MIX 2, Mi 5S, Mi 5, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Max 2 and Mi Max. For the second phase the update will be making its way to Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 5A Prime, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4(TW) and Redmi Note 3. Additionally, the update will also be hitting Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3S, Redmi Y2, Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi Y1.
MIUI 10 Update: What’s New?
The latest from the MIUI is loaded with a new an improved redesigned recent apps menu. The new design adopts a card-style user interface with the all the recent apps displayed side-by-side on the screen. Additionally, the users can also swipe to delete the app or just press for long to access the other deeper actions. The new MIUI update is armed with several AI-based features. One of the major applications of the Artificial Intelligence has been leveraged while integrating the UI as such to reduce the loading time for apps. Interestingly, the AI baked into the update also anticipates user actions based on their general usage patterns. The update also stacks customizations specific to India. These customizations include deeper QR code recognition within the camera app. This feature helps in quickly scanning the code for digital services like Paytm. The camera will first scan the code and then authenticate the process for payment via Paytm. The availability of the update on the all the devices does not bear a date yet, but considering the good delivering record of the Chinese company, it will be here soon enough.
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