Xiaomi is planning to hold an event in India on November 2 where the company plans to unveil a brand new smartphone.The company confirmed via its MIUI India twitter handle that the global stable version of the MIUI 9 will also start rolling out on November 2 and also its new smartphone series launch on the same day with a string of social platform posts. This will mean that the eligible Mi and Redmi devices sold in India will be getting the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM.
MIUI 9 is Xiaomi’s latest UI overlay on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and was first unveiled back in July alongside the launch of the Mi 5X. The company has come out with a few beta builds of the MIUI 9 since August, but will now roll out the stable version on November 2 in India. Global MIUI 9 is coming to India on November 2.
MIUI 9 Main Features
Last year MIUI 8 brought several changes to its design, but this year, the MIUI 9 ROM doesn’t bring major changes to the visual interface. In fact, the latest version of MIUI skin focuses on improving the overall system stability and speed improvements. It also brings few new features including the Split Screen Mode, Smart Assistant, Smart App Launcher, Image Search, and more. Let’s have a brief overview of these features one after another.
Xiaomi Image Search:
Xiaomi for the first time introduced “Image Search” feature to its MIUI ROM. This is the same feature available in Google Photos. So, if you’re using Google photos you might not be new to Image Search. With this feature, one can search images by keywords of what is it in the picture. For example, words like “selfie”, “face” and “blue” will bring photos containing what you are searching for.
Xiaomi Smart Assistant:
Just like Google Assistant, Xiaomi introduced “Smart Assistant” feature to its MIUI 9 ROM. The Smart Assistant feature will let you search pretty much anything on your phone – from photos to text and much more.
Xiaomi Smart App Launcher:
Smart App Launcher is another new feature of MIUI 9. This feature will suggest apps to launch based on the content of the conversations that you carry out.
Xiaomi Spilt Screen Mode:
Apart from the above features, Xiaomi also brings “Split Screen Mode” which was missing from its previous ROM versions. Earlier, Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was only to get Split Screen Mode feature through MIUI 8 China Developer ROM. Now, with the MIUI 9 update, the company makes each and every Xiaomi phone eligible for this feature including the small-size handsets such as the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Redmi 3S, etc.
Xiaomi System Optimization:
Alongside the above features, MIUI 9 also brings some under-the-hood changes. The launch time of apps is “faster than ever before”. It is because of the Dynamic Resource Allocation thread process used in the MIUI 9. During this process, the system with its own critical thinking allocates priority to its in-use apps thereby improving the performance.
Xiaomi devices eligible for MIUI 9
The company also announced the list of devices to get MIUI 9 update in the second phase, and it includes following devices
Mi Mix 2
Mi Max 2
Redmi Note 4
Redmi Note 3
Redmi Note Prime
Other phones like Mi Mix, Mi 6, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5C, Mi 4S, Mi 4C, Mi Note 2, Redmi Note, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3, Redmi 2/Prime, among others are likely to get the update globally as well as they were previously confirmed for the MIUI 9 China ROM.