Xiaomi has launched the new Mi 4 in India priced at Rs 19,999 with MIUI 6, which promises to come with new features instead of just plain cosmetic changes. The new UI arrives with the Mi 4 and will soon be extended to all the other Xiaomi smartphones as well in the next couple of months. Here’s a list of the best features on Xiaomi’s for the coming UI.
Enhanced security and performance boost
MIUI 6 is lighter and faster than before, which puts fewer loads on the smart phone’s battery. It also has extended power saver modes, which will help users in increasing the standby time of the device directly translating into saving battery power. It further helps you to set permissions for the type of application you want to install and the basic virus scan is pretty effective as well.
Revamped Home Screen
The latest version of MIUI renders a flatter form factor to the entire UI. Icons and other menu bars don’t look and feel chunky like before. The lock screen now shows the number of unattended notifications and swipe in different directions can open up new menus. Native Mi apps like Calculator, Weather, Compass and Security have been updated with a refreshed UI as well.
Mi Cloud Improvised
Mi Cloud is similar to Google drive but it is tailor made for Xiaomi phones which makes it easier to upload photos, videos and other stuffs on the cloud and share it with others. The new application allows a greater control on who can view your contents. Mi Cloud comes with 10GB of storage.
Superscript for App Icons
Another interesting feature which is reminiscent of iOS is the superscript for the application icons. Users can set which apps they want to see the superscript on so that the next time the application has some notifications it gets displayed right on the icon.
UI has been changed across home screens, dial pad, email and browser. The call manager lets you block calls and define rules for doing so in several ways. The redesigned E-Mail client lets users stack up emails with the same subject line or the sender into a folder. It also lets you view the attachments separately in another Window.