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Leaked Xiaomi MIUI 6 images showcase a mature, yet approachable redesign

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Leaked Xiaomi MIUI 6 images showcase a mature, yet approachable redesign
It's four days before Chinese mega-vendor Xiaomi announces the next version of its in-house Android distribution - MIUI 6 - and screenshots are already popping up online, showing glimpses of a thoroughly reworked interface. 

Xiaomi (or Mi) is not one to go against the grain, thus MIUI 6 ditches the sunny, colorful graphics for more contemporary and, you guessed it, flatter look with translucency, bigger icons, and consistent colors. 

It seems like a pleasant and tidy redesign that doesn't shy away from tasteful skeuomorphism in places such as the radio app, which boasts subtle LCD display and speaker graphics. The compass app also shows a real world compass drawn in a reduced manner. If Xiaomi manage to keep the look both friendly and mature, they deserve accolades.

Recently, Xiaomi unveiled its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. It's one of the nicest mobile packages out there, boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 CPU with 3GB RAM, and a very attractive price of $320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. As the rapidly growing company is on a global conquest, its presence outside of China is expected to steadily expand.

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posted on 12 Aug 2014, 04:56 1

1. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


those bezels *_*

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 04:57

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Clean and simple, I like it.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:30

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Mi4 looks better

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 04:58 5

3. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


iOS7 UI for android .
Just like how the MiPad is like an iPad mini running android

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 07:36 2

8. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


With a processor twice as fast.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 12:00

12. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


XD

and with double the lag of the ipad mini

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 07:03

14. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


i dont think its twice as fast to be honest .

In daily use the ipad will be faster but for gaming the K1 wins

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 05:01

4. neela_akaash (Posts: 1187; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


What's so exciting in the above images????

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 05:04

5. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Looking forward to have this on my Mi3.
The MiUi v5 looks too Flashy and Childish with elements resembling as if they were drawn from a Toy shop.
BTW I don't spot any change in the looks of the FM Radio app apart from the display color which is now blue.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 07:10

7. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 May 2013)


How would you compare the Mi3 to the current flagships? i'm looking for a new phone and I really don't know which one to buy. Right now I'm kind of hesitating between the G3 and the Z2 but I've been told that the Mi3 is a great device. The thing I don't like is it's quite big for a 5 inch scrren phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:45

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Please bear in mind that Mi3 is non-LTE and only 2GB ram. Otherwise a great phone at half the other flagship price.

My advise please hold or consider RedMi Note. It's a great all rounder, dual sim, budget pricing with zero lag in games like dead trigger, wild blood.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 10:56

11. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Alright I'll check out the Redmi Note, but the screen might be a bit too big for my taste. Thanks for your advice!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 18:44 1

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 5741; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Next time shopping for jean. Get those with deeper pockets.

5.5" screen is nice. you will see :)

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 07:04

15. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


redmi note mediatek rubbish

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 06:05 3

6. Scarambay (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Meh. Cartoonish UI. And for phuck's sake put up an App Drawer.

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