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

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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15 Comments

1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

those bezels *_*

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Clean and simple, I like it.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Mi4 looks better

3. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

With a processor twice as fast.

12. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

XD and with double the lag of the ipad mini

14. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 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

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

7. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 261; Member since: May 15, 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.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

11. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 261; Member since: May 15, 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!

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Next time shopping for jean. Get those with deeper pockets. 5.5" screen is nice. you will see :)

15. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

redmi note mediatek rubbish

6. Scarambay unregistered

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

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