Official MIUI 9 released: see all its new features & eligible phones List

MIUI, the user interface with which Xiaomi based on Android, is loved by millions of people around the world. In the last seven years, many functions and optimisations have been developed that will improve the way you use your smartphone. MIUI is intuitive, useful and very easy to use. In its latest version, MIUI 9, the objective was to offer a great user experience regarding stabilitysmoothness and better battery backup. Basically, they focused on a super-fast system.

There are some areas where we worked to improve the specifications with  MIUI 9. The speed between the moment you touch your phone and the time when the system records the touch has been greatly improved. This was just the first step, and MIUI 9 now knows that you should start an application much faster.

Investigations were conducted with the Xiaomi fans, and they were asked to say what they wanted for the official version of MIUI 9, so 70,000 surveys were sent, and more than 12,000 responses were obtained. Thanks to these surveys, these new features could be obtained.

New features of MIUI 9

My Drop

My Drop allows file transfers without problems between devices without the need for an Internet connection. This feature is compatible with devices that run on Android 4.4 and later.

My video

My Video allows you to see the most popular videos at the moment, including subtitles. It even intelligently groups the episodes of a program, as well as allowing you to hide videos that you wish to keep private.

Application vault

This function will place the applications that you like in a specific place, so you will not have to suffer looking for your favourite app. You can make callstake notes, be aware of upcoming events and much more in one place. The best thing about this is that you can access these applications with a single touch.

Animated icons

The icons that the system brings are no longer static, and both their opening and closing are more satisfactory thanks to the new animations that were incorporated, so they look much better.

Split screen

In MIUI 9, there is the possibility of running two applications simultaneously, and you can adjust the screen space each one will occupy. This will be a great help for people who have a business, or those who enjoy watching videos and talking by text message.

Delete lines and objects from the images

Do you want to erase something you do not like in a picture? Well, with the My Cloud AI algorithm you will be able to eliminate lines and unwanted objects that are found in your photos. Because of this, you can create masterpieces in the blink of an eye.

Stickers

The photos with effects are a bit boring, so the  Stickers come to replace them. Add special and fun stickers to your photos to get the best out of them.

Starting screen

The home screen of MIUI 9 is completely customizable so that you can change it to your liking. Simply pinch the screen to rearrange the icons, in addition to adding widgets and being able to uninstall applications.

Improvement in the notification sample

The new update with which notifications now show the information in a more concise and complete. Group all notifications according to the application they come from to reduce clutter. You can even respond quickly to messages without opening the application.

Silent mode

The silent mode can now be enabled without using the side buttons, as it can be done directly through the sound panel, and you can set a time to disable this mode automatically.

Calendar cards

The calendar no longer only works to notify any event we have, but now allows us to see the horoscopenews, articles related to exercise and health, the next football matches and what will be done during the day.

Train tickets

This is a feature specially made for those people who use the train. MIUI 9 now recognises the text messages in which your train ticket is found, and automatically converts them into simple cards with all the information needed to it so that you can use them in any station.

Fast as lightning

The speed of opening applications is key to the overall experience. MIUI 9 not only opens the fastest system applications but also most of the applications that are on the phone. Mobile operating systems tend to slow down after prolonged use, so the causes of this were analyzed and smoothness was optimised into dozens of factors to ensure optimal performance.

Do you want to know how efficient MIUI 9 is? Well, thanks to the following videos you will be able to see its efficiency and speed, being compared with the user interface that has one of the latest devices launched by the Samsung brand, the Samsung J7 Max. To know who wins this battle were multiple tests, among which we will find the opening of social networksgames and applications that both devices have. People may have different thoughts about this, but you have to admit something, and that is that MIUI 9 quickly became a strong threat to the competition.

MIUI 9: Eligible smartphones

The latest update will cover almost all Xiaomi smartphones including the Mi 2 that was launched in 2012. The Xiaomi Mi 3 that was launched in 2013 is also eligible for the update. Here are other Xiaomi smartphones slated to get the update:

2017: Mi MIX 2 / Mi Note 3 / Mi 6 / Mi Max 2 / Redmi Note 4 / Redmi Note 4X / Redmi Note 5A / Redmi 4 / Redmi 4X / Redmi Y1 / Redmi Y1 Lite

2016: Mi MIX / Mi Note 2 / Mi 5 / Mi 5s/ Mi 5s Plus / Mi Max / Mi Max Prime / Redmi Note 3 / Redmi 3 / Redmi 3S / Redmi 3S Prime / Redmi 4 / Redmi 4A

2015: Mi Note / Mi 4i / Redmi 2 / Redmi 2 Prime / Redmi Note 4G Prime / Redmi Note 2

2014: Mi 4/ Redmi Note 4G

The rest of the eligible devices are scheduled to be updated within a month.

If you still have doubts about this, do not worry, here we have another example of the great work done by this latest version of MIUI.

We have to say that, due to different versions of Android and different operating system and hardware configurations, some Xiaomi models may not be compatible with all MIUI features. Finally, we will let you know that MIUI 9 features vary depending on the countries and regions.

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