Xiaomi is scheduled to launch its flagship smartphone dubbed Mi 8 on May 31. The smartphone will mark the 8th anniversary of the Chinese upstart and the launch is expected to be the biggest yet from the company. Alongside the flagship Mi 8, Xiaomi is expected to unveil the Mi Band 3 and Mi Max 3 smartphones.
However, there might be a surprise element in the form of MIUI 10, the next version of company’s forked Android UI. Xiaomi‘s MIUI 10 seems to be borrowing a lot of design elements from the forthcoming Android P release. The first look of MIUI posted by TechnoCodex shows that the forked UI will feature a floating window design similar to that of Android P.
The MIUI 10 also includes full touch gesture controls and faster performance and the report adds that it will be called “faster than lightning.” Like last year, Xiaomi is planning to offer the software as an OTA update to a number of existing devices.
The report states that Xiaomi is planning to release the MIUI 10 update to Mi 6, Mi 5, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 4S, Mi 4C, Mi MIX, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Y1/Lite, Mi Note 2, Mi Note 3, Redmi Note 3/Pro, Redmi Note 4/4X, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 5A, Mi 5X, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4/4X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3/3S/Prime, Redmi Pro, Redmi 3X, Mi Pad 3, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi S2, Mi 6X and Mi MIX 2S smartphones.
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Xiaomi has not officially confirmed that it will release the MIUI 10 at Mi 8 launch event next week. However, considering the significance of the event, it does seem likely. The update should be based on Android 8.1 Oreo as the base version and could be updated to Android P when Google makes it official later this year.