MIUI 11 is the latest version of the user interface (UI) and is now coming to Xiaomi smartphones. Here we let you know the improvements that really matter, the news and the arrival date for your mobile phone with everything you need to know!
Inspired by Android 10, this is the skin or mask that personalizes the entire operating system, plus powerful productivity, battery saving and of course, customization tools.
1. New icons with the new UI
The biggest difference is the look of the whole new UI. MIUI 11 brings several differences and visual improvements over the previous version (MIUI 10), visible in the icons now more defined in color and shape with all elements now with rounded corners.
The more unified and clean overall look meets current design trends. Additionally, many of the system apps show considerable differences in their icons and faster opening animations.
As soon as the smartphone receives the MIUI 11 the sensation of higher speed will be noticeable. We also have a new source and a new design for the dialer (phone) plus the ability to adapt the more dynamic and adaptable font size.
In short, we have a more consistent and unified interface at all levels.
2. Always-On or Ambient Display Screen
The lock screen now displays more information, with more customizable elements and many animations. For those who like to always have the time, calendar and / or other onscreen notifications always-on (always on), MIUI 11 has great news!
Especially for AMOLED displays, this mode does not consume much power and with the new wide range of styles to choose from, it will be hard to resist. We can even set a custom message to be displayed on the lock screen.
The focus is on personalization, both at the functional, sound and visual level. It also ended up (trying) to address the lack of a notification LED on the new Xiaomi phones.
3. Dark Mode or Global Dark Mode on MIUI 11
Being based on Android 10, MIUI 11 supports the use of dark mode throughout the phone. Great for battery saving on AMOLED displays, as well as decreasing visual fatigue and can be automatically activated from X hours.
Xiaomi has added some more functions in Dark Mode as the global dark mode application option. So even applications that don't support it will now appear in a darker theme to provide a coherent experience.
Dark mode is a top priority for manufacturers and application developers. More and more popular apps support this mode and MIUI 11 will find an interface already fully prepared for Dark Mode.
4. Dynamic Sound Effects
In addition to dynamic fonts or fonts, we also have new dynamic sounds. These are sound alerts and effects for nature-inspired notifications, alarms, and ringing tones that can vary automatically throughout the day.
For example, for the alarm we can let MIUI 11 choose a weather-based sound effect. So if it is raining we will have an evocative sound effect of rain, or we can choose different sounds for each day of the week.
The MIUI 11 can also automatically detect if an incoming call is made by a business service such as UBER and adapt the ringing tone.
5. Ultra Battery Saver
MIUI 11 adds new controls to the battery saver. With Ultra mode we have possibilities such as putting the phone in airplane mode and several options that can be set automatically based on battery percentage.
We also have the possibility to schedule a smartphone shutdown, in addition to the automatic start. This process can be repeated every day at any time you want, something that can also help you save battery power.
Ultra mode puts the phone to a minimum consumption, reducing functions to the essentials to maximize autonomy. Here we also have a wide range of customization with the apps that can be run in this mode, for example.
6. Gaming Toolbox 2.0
Xiaomi has also devoted a great deal of attention to the players and fans of gaming on smartphones. For specific models like BlackShark we have the JoyUI which promises to optimize hardware capabilities for the best gaming experience.
We have a game center that aggregates the various titles installed on the smartphone, giving us other metrics and features. This game mode will also reach models elected to receive MIUI 11, albeit with another nomenclature.
There is even more news to be prepared by Xiaomi in order to simplify the use of Xiaomi smartphones. The focus is on standardization, speed, autonomy and productivity.
7. Mi Share, Doc Viewer, Mi Work and Mi Life
Get more from your Xiaomi phone for work and productivity situations. This is one of the priorities of MIUI 11 and is reflected in several proprietary applications such as Mi Share, Mi Work, and the Mi life, renewed and reinforced.
THE Mi Share It's an integrated function, comparable to Apple's Air Drop in its premise. It uses Bluetooth and the Internet connection to send files quickly and easily between Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo or Realme smartphones.
We also have a new document viewer, the Doc Viewer, with the Mi Work helping you transfer files between smartphones and computers, or between smartphones. Mi Work also has a new calculator and to-do list.
THE Mi life allows you to track daily activity. Here we can access various metrics, from the distances traveled on the step counter to the calories burned. We can still see how much time we spend on the smartphone and doing what.
We also have the Women's Health calendar. Next we have the quick answers or Quick replies which allows you to answer WhatsApp messages, or answer calls while still watching a video, for example.
Xiaomi is already distributing MIUI 11 Global
THE Global version MIUI 11 officially began to be distributed on October 22, 2019. According to the brand itself, the distribution will take place in three / four phases, with the first already underway until October 31 and covering 13 smartphones.
Phase 1 – October 22 – 31
- Mi 9 SE
- Redmi K20 / Mi 9T
- Redmi Y3
- Redmi Note 7 / 7S / 7 Pro
- Redmi 7
- Mi 8 / Mi 8 Pro / Mi 8 Lite
- Mi MIX 3 / MIX 2S
- POCO F1 / Pocophone F1
2nd Phase – November 4-12
- Mi 9 / Mi 9 Lite
- Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T Pro
- Mi MIX / Mi MIX 2
- Mi 6
- Mi Note 3 / Note 2
- Mi Max 2 / Mi Play
- Redmi 6 Pro / Redmi 6 / Redmi 6A
- Redmi Note 5 Pro / Note 5
- Redmi s2 / Y2
- Redmi Note 5A Prime / Y1
- Redmi 5 Plus / Redmi 5 / Redmi 5A
- Redmi Note 4x / Redmi 4x
3rd Phase – 13th – 29th November
- Redmi Note 6 Pro
- Redmi 7A
- Redmi 8 / Redmi 8A / Redmi Note 8
Phase 4 – December 18th to 26th
Note that these dates are not binding, warning the brand that may change. Check out the top 10 Xiaomi phones that you want to buy and get the latest updates.
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