Xiaomi Max could launch with MIUI 8


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Today’s Xiaomi’s news comes in two parts, the first that the Xiaomi Max could launch 10th May, and that on the 8th May MIUI V8 will be announced.

Xiaomi’s own Android based ROM, MIUI, has been around even longer than Xiaomi phones and is currently in it’s 7th version, however some might argue the last major change happened back in MIUI V5 and since then only cosmetic changes have been applied to the ROM.miui v8

A new video posted today (here) shows an experimental version of MIUI V8 with some changes to the notification area. The video primarily focusses on the new notification area which can be resized when in use and features a colorful interface, toggles etc.

Xiaomi are obviously wanting to keep all the details quiet for now, but we do expect more short videos like this to be posted in the coming days in the run up to launch.

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Obviously Xiaomi fans are going to want to know when their phones will receive MIUI V8 and it seems likely the Xiaomi Mi5 and current gen Redmi phones will be among the first to receive the upgrade, but it will be the Xiaomi Max that is first to ship with the ROM.

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Apparently MIUI V8 will be released on May 8th and on May 10th the large screen Xiaomi Max will be announced.

Xiaomi Max Specs

The Xiaomi Max is believed to have a screen size of 6.4-inch with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 650 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front and it’s MIUI version will be based on Android 6.0.1.

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21 Comments

  1. Millet Air Purifier
    April 25, 2016

    Here comes the great news of today. MIUI 8, a new big update of Mi phones’ operating system, will be launched on May 10. You’ll witness the launch of MIUI 8, Mi Max and Mi Band 2 on the event in May.

    • highwind
      April 25, 2016

      Best thing about MIUI is that it can be replaced with something worthwhile…

  2. Chico Migraña
    April 25, 2016

    Really, I don’t want to change MIUI again and again. Stuck a lot of time with MIUI 5 cause I like it, never used MIUI 6, then change to MIUI 7 LESS THAN A YEAR!!

    • Millet Air Purifier
      April 25, 2016

      SO you dont like updates?

      • Chico Migraña
        April 25, 2016

        I like it but hated MIUI 6/7 “minimalistic” crap UI, 5 was better, just updated because needed to make work Mi Band and was promised a ” better performance” and less battery consumption… Yeah right!

        • Millet Air Purifier
          April 25, 2016

          I know what you mean. I had a Redmi Note 3G with Miui V5. IT was really fast and the OS didnt eat much ram. But since the V7 ram consumption has gone up a lot. I believe its also because of crappy Android 5. Lets wait and see if Android 6 + MIUI 8 brings any changes.

          • Chico Migraña
            April 25, 2016

            Exactly! I hope so, having a 2Gb RAM phone with 1.3GB used by system at start is too much

            • Millet Air Purifier
              April 25, 2016

              I have mi note pro with 4GB ram, and most of the time almost 3GB Ram is used by MIUI

            • Chico Migraña
              April 25, 2016

              Wtf! That much! I have a Z5s with Miui V7 under Android 4.4 with 1GB free with a lot of programs running behind since start. There’s something wrong with android 5 and miui ?

            • Millet Air Purifier
              April 25, 2016

              Its like the more ram your phone has, the more miui eats up

            • SnowyCat
              April 25, 2016

              well the leeco le 2 pro had 2,3gb if i remember correctly with everything cleared (without rebooting tho as that gives also back some ram atleast on miui in my case)

              and it also has 4gb of ram.

            • Millet Air Purifier
              April 25, 2016

              letv has EUI not miui

            • SnowyCat
              April 25, 2016

              yes..it was just an example.. i also told that my mi 4 hast 1.7 everything cleared with 3gb…so 2,3~ sound normal with 4..i just wante dto make like a comparison with the free ram

            • SnowyCat
              April 25, 2016

              i only go down to 1gb if i have all my programs and a game open

              with my 3gb ram mi4

              usually it starts with 1,7gb onboot and if i have my usuall programs open like a few messenger, facebook twitter reddit it goes down to 1,3-1,4 and with a game and youtube maybe around 0,9 free without anything closing in the background

  3. jolu
    April 25, 2016

    I’m curious about The camera. If The camera is good, it is an instant buy for me. I really miss my large size devices.

  4. Plus
    April 25, 2016

    I hope my RN3 Pro will get Marshamallow when MIUI8 is available for my phone. 😀

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      April 25, 2016

      It will get MM for sure, doesn’t matter at what form – custom or official ROM.

  5. Angel Angelov
    April 25, 2016

    This is complete bull**** on Xiaomi’s side!!! I was expecting a 6.4″ QHD Flagship with SD820 and at least 4GB of RAM and they do this abomination??? Who the f**k needs a 6.4″ FullHD screen? I was so much looking to the unveiling on 10 of May and now I don’t know if I even want to hear anything from them anymore…. 🙁

  6. Sérgio Miguel Silva
    April 25, 2016

    Hopefully with MIUI 8 they got the permission manager right? With current v7 iteration it doesn’t support the newest API, which is a mess.

  7. Renante Tapat
    April 25, 2016

    The MIUI8 notification area seems back to old days before MIUI popularized the current notification style. Just like my old Samsung galaxy phone.

  8. Marco Lancaster
    April 26, 2016

    Ok Xiaomi, I got it you don’t want to resemble meizu with a fp home button like theirs, but this actual style is just hideous!