Soon after the launch of Mi Community in India, Xiaomi has announced that it will launch MIUI 8 Global ROM on June 30, alongside Mi Max smartphone. A China Developer ROM (v 6.6.16) and a detailed changelog were already released earlier. However, experts anticipate changes between the Global ROM and China ROM.
MIUI 8, the latest iteration of its Android-based custom ROM, is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new user interface sports a redesigned Gallery app that allows the users to add filters, crop images and use various in-built video editing tools. MIUI 8 also has a Notes app which can be secured by using passwords or fingerprints. Text message filter is another highlight, which can warn users about phishing attacks.
Other notable features of MIUI 8 include the support for Mi Lanting font (support for speech-to-text output in the recorder), shortcut menu, Smart menu for editing text, Wallpaper Carousel, etc. It comes with a new calculator app, capable of converting live currencies, temperature, and other conversions. Its power saving mode saves the battery as well.
Overall, MIUI 8 seems to house a completely refreshed outlook.
Xiaomi’s recently launched Mi Community in India is an online platform for the users to share feedback, participate in contests, and also attend Xiaomi launch events in the country.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mi Max, which is to unveil in the country of June 30, boasts of a 6.44-inch full-HD display of resolution 1080x1920p. Three variants are expected to reach India, including a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model powered by a 1.8GHz hexacore Snapdragon 650 processor; a 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage model powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, and a third model with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and powered by Snapdragon 652 processor.