Xiaomi unveiled the Global version of MIUI 10 with India specific features yesterday, along with the Redmi Y2 selfie phone. Here is a summary of what’s new in MIUI 10.
MIUI 10 focuses on the new 18:9 aspect ratio, and features improvements to deliver a full-screen experience. Xiaomi has replaced the on-screen buttons (navbar) with full-screen gestures. The recents panel is also full screen with cards displayed from each app on the entire screen, rather than having to swipe to see the apps.
Xiaomi claims that MIUI is 10% faster than its predecessor. All stock apps have been given a major overhaul with a unified colour theme, including the quick settings panel, instead of the double colour theme.
There are new sounds focused on Nature, including Beach, Forest and Drizzle, which you can use for alarms, timers, ringtones, etc. The camera app in MIUI 10 will allow phones with single cameras to capture photos in portrait mode, with a digital bokeh effect.
Which version of Android is MIUI 10 based on ?
It is not possible to say for now, as there is no official confirmation yet. Some devices which are running MIUI 9.5 are based on Android 8.0 Oreo, while others are on Nougat and Marshmallow. Xiaomi boasts long term OS support for its devices, which is blindly wowed by not-so-tech-savvy fans who care more about forum badges than an actual OS experience.
We think that the company will most likely follow its ridiculous policy of not updating devices which are more than powerful to handle the latest version of Android, and instead retain the last version of Android they were shipped with.
For example: The Redmi Note 3 is still on MIUI with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while custom ROMs based on Android 8.1 Oreo are running absolutely fine. The Redmi Note 4 is on Nougat.
So, you can probably only expect an Oreo update for recently launched devices like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. And we know that you can’t wait to know if your phone is among the MIUI 10 supported devices.So, without further ado, here is the official list.
List of MIUI 10 supported devices
- Mi 3
- Mi 4
- Mi Note 2
- Mi Max
- Mi Max 2
- Mi 5
- Mi 5s
- Mi 5s Plus
- Mi 6
- Mi MIX 2
- Redmi 3S
- Redmi 4
- Redmi 4A
- Redmi 5
- Redmi 5A
- Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
- Redmi Note 4X
- Redmi Note 4 MediaTek
- Redmi Note 5A Prime
- Redmi Note 5A
- Redmi Note 5 India (Redmi 5 Plus)
- Redmi Note 5 Pro
- Redmi Y1
- Redmi Y1 Lite
- Redmi Y2
Notable absentees in the list includes the legendary Redmi 1s, Mi 4i, Mi Note, and the Mi MIX. It is unclear if these devices will get MIUI 10.
All MIUI 10 supported devices will have a beta version of the Global ROM available. The beta test will begin in mid-June.