Xiaomi Confirms MIUI 8 Release Date; To Launch Alongside Mi Max, Mi Band 2


Recently, Xiaomi made an announcement that the Xiaomi Mi Max will launch on May 10. The company has confirmed that a new version of MIUI ROM will also be released.

In a forum post, the Chinese tech giant has confirmed plans to release the Mi Band 2, which has anticipated for a while now.

“Evolving from the first version in 2010, MIUI has served as the operating system for over 150 million across the globe. I am sure all of your devices have updated to the latest version of MIUI 7, no matter you are using stable or developer ROMs. On May 10, we will introduce you MIUI 8, with the features you always wanted and new designs beyond your imagination. New design, with a new experience,” said Xiaomi.

A demo video has also been shared by Xiaomi. The video shows revamped notification bar of MIUI 8.

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Even before the official launch, Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi was spotted wearing a smart band, which is believed to be Mi Band 2. The image showed that the band had a display. The previous report claimed that the next-generation Mi Band has the ability to reduce wearable’s dependence on the connected smartphone and would sport a small display, notes NDTV.

Reports have even suggested that the display on the Mi Band will be a key feature and will be considered as the biggest advancement over the older generation.

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Recently, Xiaomi’s much talked about smartphone, Mi Max was teased and it showed that the device retained the design of Mi 5. A home button was seen on the device which is expected to have a fingerprint scanner.

While on the back panel, a rear camera setup was located on the Mi Max and that looked identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5.

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