After announcing that the MIUI 7 will be launched on August 13, Xiaomi has taken to its forums, to give further clarity about the new OS announcement. Apparently, Xiaomi will be releasing only the China ROM of MIUI 7 on August 13, while the MIUI 7 Global ROM with tailored features will be unveiled on August 19 in India.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) August 10, 2015
The event will have VP Hugo Barra taking attendees through all the new features that MIUI 7 will bring along. The press event will be held in New Delhi, for which the company has already started taking registrations for the launch unveil.
The MIUI 7 will be built on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Information about what’s new with the MIUI 7 is scarce at the moment. The company’s current latest MIUI 6 runs on many Xiaomi smartphones like the Mi 4, Mi 4i, Mi Note, Note Pro and several others. The Redmi Note 4G and the Redmi 1S have also got the MIUI 6 update. We expect Barra to provide clarity on all the smartphones that will receive the MIUI 7 update on August 19.
Earlier today, Xiaomi announced its partnership with Foxconn to manufacture smartphones in India. The first such ‘Made in India’ smartphone is called the Redmi 2 Prime, which is priced at Rs 6,999. It features a 4.7-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
The smartphone also features 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, 2,200mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 6 based on Android KitKat.