Xiaomi is all set to host a launch event in Beijing, China on May 10. The company has already announced that it will be unveiling the 6.4-inch Mi Max phablet at the event and the Mi Band 2, which now features a tiny display. Now, Xiaomi has also teased the next iteration of its custom UI, Which could be shown off the event as well. Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first impressions: That light-weight, gorgeous thing!Also Read - Mi Watch Revolve Active: A budget OnePlus Watch alternative?
The 16 seconds video teaser offers a sneak peek into MIUI 8 s new notification shade. As we can see in the video (embedded below), dragging down from the top of the screen brings up the notification panel along with the quick setting toggles that can be revealed by scrolling left or right. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price goes up again: Rs 500 extra for 6GB RAM variant going forward
Rumors also claim that MIUI 8 could include a music streaming service. Xiaomi already has content partnerships in China and it had recently invested in Hungama in India.
With the latest MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, we would assume the MIUI 8 to be based on it too. And while other details about the features of MIUI 8 are scarce at the moment, we expect to get a clearer picture as more leaks start pouring in before the official announcement.
Last week, Xiaomi also teased the Mi Max phablet by revealing how snuggly the phablet fits into a regular jeans pocket. Besides the 6.4-inch full QHD display, the Xiaomi Mi Max could be powered by the company s rumored homebrew Rifle SoC. According to a post onWeibo, the alleged Rifle processor is being developed by Xiaomi in partnership with Datang Corporation. While there is no word on other hardware details, the Mi Max is likely to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a layer of MIUI 8 out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi has mentioned that the Mi Max will be a part of a completely new lineup of devices that will separate the existing Redmi and Mi series. If recent reports are to be believed, the phablet could set you back by $500 or Rs 33,000 approximately. If the pricing is indeed true, then the Mi Max would have better specifications than the Xiaomi Mi 5.
Lastly, the Mi Band 2, the successor to the ridiculously cheap and immensely successful Mi Band is also set to launch on May 10. Just yesterday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun teased the Mi Band 2 on Weibo. The next-gen wearable comes with an LCD display and a physical button that would let users cycle between information such as number of steps taken, time, sleep monitoring and may be the heart rate too.