Xiaomi announced MIUI 10, the next version of the forked UI for its smartphones, alongside the flagship Mi 8 last month. The Chinese smartphone maker said that the update will be rolled out to select devices starting mid-June and now it seems to be delivering on that promise.
Since its announcement last week, Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 has been available for select Chinese users to try on the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi MIX 2S. Now the update is being pushed out for global users as well. The global version of MIUI 10 beta ROM is being released for Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi S2. The update delivering MIUI 10 beta ROM comes as global beta ROM with version number 8.6.14.
While it was supposed to support Xiaomi Mi 6 initially, the company seems to have suspended the device for unknown reasons. It may be possible that Xiaomi is still fixing bugs for older devices and will release the update once the bugs have been fixed. The update brings a number of improvements including the addition of a World Cup card to the App vault where MIUI 10 users will be able to check out fixtures, results, news and other updates from the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.
One of the big update coming with MIUI 10 is support for single-camera portrait mode similar to Google Pixel 2. The feature will allow users of Xiaomi smartphones like the Redmi Note 5 to take pictures with bokeh effect using the single rear camera. Xiaomi claims to have built an AI algorithm using 1,00,000 photos to enable the feature.
The MIUI 10 has been designed with all-screen smartphone designs in mind and it can be seen in the recent apps menu which uses a card-like interface with the apps being placed side-by-side. The MIUI 10 users can see up to 10 apps at the same time and will be able to delete them by swipe gesture from the screen.
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There are also other features like ability to control smart home devices and support for driving mode. The update is being rolled out via an OTA update and you might have to wait for few days before it shows up on your device. Xiaomi is also expected to release download links for those who plan to flash their device for a clean setup.