Last week, we wrote about some big changes in the latest unreleased beta build of MIUI 9 for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. The build was quickly pulled because it showed off some radical design changes for MIUI. Just about every major aspect of the system UI was redesigned from the lock screen, notifications, recent apps, quick settings, volume panel, and more. The build had an Android P-style design in some regards and could be what we end up seeing in MIUI 10. One thing we missed from that earlier post (because the build was taken down so quickly) is that the fullscreen navigation gestures (as found in the latest MIUI 9 betas on the Redmi Note 5 and Mi Mix) are receiving some tweaks. Here’s a video, courtesy of @XiaomiUI on Telegram.
This video shows off the swiping from the left or right gesture, which switches between recent apps. We can see a nifty animation as the user pulls in from the edge of the screen. Once again, this is MIUI 9 beta 8.5.11 only on the Mi Mix 2. Since this beta is so radically different from the same beta MIUI 9 builds for devices like the Redmi Note 5 Pro or Mi Mix 2S, we believe that this is an early MIUI 10 build. Just for reference, here are some earlier screenshots showing off the new design in this build:
Based on the previous screenshots and this new gesture navigation, it’s looking like the next version of MIUI will feature a new UI that’s a combination of Android P and iOS design. Personally, it looks great on bezel-less display devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. We’re excited to see how Xiaomi continues to update the look of MIUI and will keep you updated if we learn more about what the next version of MIUI may look like.
Thanks to @XiaomiUI for the screen recording!