As teased, Xiaomi has finally announced MIUI 7 in India. It’s similar to what we’ve seen before during the announcement made in China with four new main themes, and several new features.
Just like the Chinese ROM, MIUI 7 version will come with 4 new system UIs – luxurious pink UI inspired by high fashion (Rosé), a playful pastel pink UI (Pink Blush), a soft blue UI (Ocean Breeze), and a brown-gold UI for the sophisticated gentlemen (High Life). It also has the new gallery with facial recognition, which can automatically sort out your baby pictures and use them as your daily lockscreen.
Some of the new features include:
- Showtime: A new calling feature that lets MIUI account users set an animated video that twill play on their friend’s Mi phones when calling them.
- Auto DND: This is a nifty little feature that makes your Xiaomi Mi Band more useful than ever. When the Mi Band detect that you are sleeping, it will activate the Do Not Disturb mode and silent your phone. When you wake up, MIUI 7 will disable DND mode and revert things back to the way it was.
- XXL Text: Think that the fonts and interface is too small? MIUI 7 allow users to increase their font size up to XXL.
- MIUI Data Saver: Powered by Opera Max compression technology, this will offer substantial data saving across all apps. By sending data to Opera’s cloud and compressing it before returning it to users’ phones, this feature can save up to 50% of mobile data.
- Child Mode: Whitelist apps so that when your children takes your phone, they will not access apps you don’t want them to see, like YouTube for example.
On top of interface changes, MIUI 7 is also significantly faster than before. Xiaomi says MIUI 7 optimises system response time by loading data and app animation in parallel, giving it a 30% faster system response. There is also a 10% improvement on battery life, giving users up to 3 hours of extended use each day.
MIUI 7 will be rolled out on 24 August 2015. You can be the first to test it out by flashing the developer ROM found in MIUI Forum. The devices supported includes Redmi 1S, Redmi 2, Mi 3/4/4i, and Redmi Note 3G/4G. Sadly though, Xiaomi did not mention anything about MIUI 7 for Mi Pad.