Earlier this month, Xiaomi confirmed a long list of features coming to its latest smartphones through MIUI 10 or MIUI 11 software updates. In the latest development, Xiaomi product manager and design director for MIUI, Liu Ming has now disclosed what definitely will be coming to the next batch of its customised Android interface, MIUI 11.
In a Q&A session held yesterday, Liu Ming revealed a list of features which will be added to the next iteration of MIUI. The first thing to come to MIUI 11 will be a new set of system icons with a unified design which will be a welcome change considering icons in MIUI have been the same in the last four iterations.
MIUI 11 will also bring with an enhanced power saving mode which will switch off all non-essential features to extend the battery life of the smartphone. The feature will also toggle on a monochrome mode which will turn off all the colours and turn the display into black and white.
Dark mode on Poco F1 running MIUI 10 beta
Furthermore, MIUI 11 will add improved Dark Mode support. Xiaomi is already adding dark mode to various devices, one of which was the Poco F1 that recently received a beta update to get a system-wide dark mode as well as a Game Turbo Mode. The enhanced dark mode will feature added support for dark mode which means even third-party apps and browsers will be able to apply a dark theme upon switching on Dark mode.
Liu Ming also disclosed that MIUI 11 will have the ability to turn on automatic screenshot deletion. This will allow the system to delete the screenshot after the image is shared, thus leaving the store uncluttered with unnecessary screenshots.
MIUI 11 will come later this year, possibly sometime between June and July. Judging by Xiaomi’s history, we can expect almost all of the device released in the last two or three years to get the update.