Xiaomi revealed the global developer version of the MIUI 7 in New Delhi, India. The beta version of MIUI 7 will launch on 24th Aug which will be supported on smartphones like Redmi 2, Redmi 1S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G and Redmi Note 4G. The company has introduced some improvements to performance and battery, while introducing several interesting features on the new MIUI 7.
Top 10 MIUI 7 features
Four system designs: Xiaomi has launched four new system user interfaces- rose, pink blush, ocean breeze, and high life – to suit preferences of users.
Faster response time: MIUI 7 optimizes system response time by loading data and app animation in parallel. The company claims that the firmware increases a smartphone’s speed by as much as 30 percent than MIUI 6.
Child Mode: It basically child-proofs the phone, by giving users control on what apps kids can see. It limits access to personal information like emails and messages. You can manually approve and manage which apps can appear in Child Mode in the Settings Menu.
Better battery performance: It brings 10 percent longer battery life in daily usage. Xiaomi claims that apps consume as much as 48 percent battery on standby by accessing GPS, network data and Wi-Fi scanning. By individually optimizing popular apps, MIUI 7 claims to improve battery life by 25 percent, giving you 3 hours extended use each day.
Showtime: This feature allows MIUI users to record a short video loop on their phone and assign them for contacts with Xiaomi phones. So when a person calls, the five second video starts playing in loop on your homescreen instead of the normal ringtone. This feature isn’t coming with the upcoming update, but will be rolled out in a few months.
XXL Text: The XXL Text feature introduces five different text sizes for users who like big fonts. The format adjusts conversation layouts and line breaks to provide greater readability.
SMS filter: There is also an interesting SMS filter feature, which moves all non-contact SMSes to notification. The feature also gives option to copy OTP passwords directly from the notification pop-up on top.
Data Saver: It has partnered with Opera Max to provide a new smart Data Saver feature, which compresses browser and in-app media, letting you save up to 50 percent of data usage. This feature will roll out in September to users in China, India, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.
DND: There is also an auto DND feature on MIUI 7. It is paired with Mi Band to know when you have gone to sleep. Once it detects that you’ve dozed off, it automatically puts your smartphone on DND mode. Note that this feature can be manually turned off in the Settings menu.
Visual IVR: The company has added a few features aimed at the Indian audience including the Visual IVR. This feature essentially lets you manage IVR menus without listening to them. Xiaomi’s new ROM now supports ten Indian languages. The feature is available for banking, booking air tickets and much more, and has partnered with 50 Indian companies including Citibank, ICICI bank, Spicejet, Indigo, Tata Sky and HeroMotoCorp.