Xiaomi MI users will able to update MIUI 11 from October 22, 2019. Poco F1, Redmi Y3, and Redmi K20 smartphone to experience them on first phase.
Xiaomi MIUI 11 has released in India alongside the launch of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, and Mi Air Purifier 2C. The new MIUI update, which Xiaomi announced in China last month, comes as an upgrade to the existing MIUI 10. The company claims that in MIUI 11, it has removed and eliminated many of the UI elements to deliver a new minimalistic design.
There are also new colours on the interface to look more like an organic, natural skin. Further, MIUI 11 is aimed to provide an “ultimate full screen experience” along with a dedicated system-wide dark mode — a move to counter the stock Android 10 and Apple’s iOS 13 that both come with a native dark mode. Xiaomi at its event in New Delhi has also revealed that its MIUI has hit the mark of 80 million monthly active users in India.
As per the roadmap shared by Xiaomi, the Poco F1, Redmi Y3, and Redmi K20 will receive the MIUI 11 update between October 22 to October 31. This list also includes the Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7s and Redmi Note 7 Pro. The second phase will begin from November 4 and by November 12, the next set of Xiaomi phones should receive the update.
During this period, the Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, 6A, Note 5, Note 5 Pro, 5, 5A, Note 4, Y1, Y1 Lite, Y2, 4, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2 will get the MIUI 11 update. Starting from November 13 to 29, the Redmi Note 6 Pro, 7A, 8, 8A, and Note 8 will receive the new software update. Lastly, the newly launched Redmi Note 8 Pro will receive the MIUI update between December 18 to December 26.
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The company says that it has adopted a “minimalist color philosophy throughout the UI and emphasized only on the key colors to make it stand out.” With MIUI 11, Xiaomi has gone for a lot of white space in the UI along with bold colors. The brand has also added a system-wide dark mode in MIUI 11. Similar to EMUI dark mode, MIUI 11 dark mode changes the color of all system apps with true black color.
You also now get “100K unique wallpapers” as well as “dynamic video wallpapers” for your screens. Xiaomi users will also be able to choose a personal video as their wallpaper. MIUI 11 also comes with a more customizable always-on ambient display (AOD). There are a number of customization options in the new AOD including the ability to showcase your own message.
The company also revealed that it has updated all the notification and alarm sounds. Beyond this, the company shared features such as Mi Work productivity suite. It includes three different apps including To-do, Calculator, and Docs. The “File Manager” app has been upgraded. Mi users can now check their files as thumbnails, and also view them without any additional app support. “You will also be able to perform essential actions on your documents with this addition,” Xiaomi said.
Xiaomi says “you can now check your daily steps and other vital data right from your App Vault screen.” Additionally, Women users will now be able to track their menstrual cycles better with the upgraded Mi Calendar app. With the Quick Replies feature, MI users will now be able to take a call or reply to messages without interrupting their game/video. There will be a floating tab for replying to messages. The Mint Keyboard now helps translate while you transliterate to other languages from English.