MIUI 11 to Come with New Icon Styles, Power Saving Mode; Expected to Roll Out in June 2019

On: March 28, 2019

In January this year, Xiaomi announced that it had started development of the next version of its custom user-interface, MIUI 11. The company today answered some of the questions asked by users regarding MIUI 11, shedding more light on some of the key highlights of the upcoming update.

MIUI 11 Features

Many Xiaomi fans feel that the system icons and the overall interface style have not changed much since MIUI 6 was released. While MIUI 10 did introduce some changes, they were largely not very significant. With MIUI 11, however, Xiaomi Product Manager Liu Ming says that the company plans to use new icons and introduce some other changes to the design language to address the “visual fatigue”.

MIUI 11 Features

Another major highlight of MIUI 11 will be a new ultimate power-saving mode to help extend battery life when there is very little charge remaining. Once activated, only the most basic functions will remain accessible and the screen will switch to a black and white mode. MIUI 11 come with an improved Dark Mode as well, which will be extended to third-party apps, including browsers.

Some of the other MIUI 11 features revealed by Xiaomi include automatic deletion of screenshots after sharing, status bar optimizations, and support for running apps in a small window. However, Xiaomi fans will have to wait a few months to be able to try out all these new features as the company plans to begin rolling out MIUI 11 to the first batch of devices sometime in June this year.

At this point, however, Xiaomi has not come up with a list of devices that will be eligible to receive the MIUI 11 update. According to a leaked list that surfaced online last month, almost all recent Mi and Redmi series smartphones from Xiaomi will be eligible. The list included popular devices like the Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 5A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, and more.

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