The news was about the company's best-selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 exploding in a local shop in Bengaluru. The Chinese manufacturer introduced a visual refresh past year with MIUI 8, and with MIUI 9, the focus is on refining the user interface and adding new features. Xiaomi started the event by discussing the MIUI numbers. Similarly, the major upgrade of MIUI 9 - the Smart assistant will assist users to find everything, from videos to apps, from calculators to calendar.
The Smart Launcher feature allows for users to take content on the screen that is relevant to specific apps in the phone that can be launched. You can search the images by keywords of what is in the picture.
The Smart Assistant is very much like Google Assistant, on paper at least - hence the naming. Even if images are inside conversations, the phone will be able to pick them up. Smart app launcher can suggest apps based on the things present on the display. Other than the additional camera module, the device comes with specifications similar to Redmi Note 4.
Earlier this weekend, the handset was seen in various leaks, that gave us a glimpse of the device in terms of design, form, features, and specs. We should know more about what's included in the global MIUI 9 build in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
MIUI 9's China Developer ROM will begin rolling out in the country on August 11. Xiaomi has been teasing MIUI 9 for a couple weeks now with hints and previews, so it is nice to finally get a look at the release version. With a firm grip over China and India, Xiaomi, which is often referred to as the Apple of the East, has been working in developing many new smartphones.
That said, these are the features introduced by Xiaomi in the MIUi 9. This all-new OS from Xiaomi, which runs on the Android Nougat OS has been launched today and the first phone to run it is Xiaomi's newly launched Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 5X connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, GPS / A-GPS, USB Type-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the Mi 1/1S and Mi 2A will get it as well.
Before Xiaomi reveals the MIUI 9 along with the Mi 5X we have to wait a few more hours.