During the launch of the selfie-centric Redmi Y2 smartphone, Xiaomi announced MIUI 10 which will bring AI-powered portrait mode on 15 smartphones. We’ve listed the devices and capabilities that the new ROM phones will bring
Chinese technology conglomerate Xiaomi recently announced MIUI 10 at the company’s eighth anniversary event and announced its global availability at the launch of the Redmi Y2 smartphone (First Impressions). One of the great features of the MIUI 10 is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) -ported portrait mode, and the company has listed 15 phones that will be able to click bokeh photos with a single lens.
The company says that the beta version of MIUI 10 will roll out in mid-June and the stable versions will start rolling out in September: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5, Mi Note 2, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Redmi. Note 4 (India), Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 5, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4X smartphones.
The company also announced that two phones – the Xiaomi Mi 6 which already supports portrait mode on the rear camera and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (India) – will get portrait mode on the front camera only. Since some older Xiaomi models have lower processing speeds, the MIUI 10 update will not roll out to them. The company has not yet listed which phones will skip the update.
Explaining some of the key features at the launch event of the Redmi Y2, the company’s product manager Sudip Sahu said that with MIUI 10, Xiaomi’s focus is on speed, design, sound and AI portrait image capturing. In terms of performance, MIUI 10 introduces two new features called “Lock Free Critical Path” and “Co-dependent Priority”, which call for up to 10 percent improvement in their device speeds.
When it comes to design, the company includes gestures, which play a key role in navigating a smartphone. The “Recent” screen has been refreshed and users will now be able to scroll down to get a stacked card view of their recently used apps. Users will be able to swipe to remove apps or long press on an app for shortcut access like split view.
The overall ROM has been redesigned for rounded icons. The Xiaomi MIUI 10 has also reworked some of the audio aspects and the notification tone changes with each message you receive. The timer app now plays the sounds of the surrounding nature.
Xiaomi also tweaked some features for Indian users. One of its highlights is the web browser, which now has a dedicated page for local services, including Progressive Web Apps (PWA) support. The camera app will also recognize the Paytm QR code.