Xiaomi MIUI 9 (Android 7.0 Nougat) teased in leaked screenshot

A new image has popped up on Weibo that seemingly confirms Xiaomi's MIUI 9 is in the works. Said to be based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the new skin would provide an upgrade on the Marshmallow-powered MIUI 8, which rolled out to several Xiaomi handsets in August. Unfortunately, the screenshot doesn't tell us much about what MIUI might include feature-wise, only that the version number running on the device in question is 9 6.9.23. 

A report from Tech Updates provides a run-down of the devices that could see MIUI 9, which is apparently due to arrive around December-January. This is said to include the Redmi Note 34, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi 3 / 3S / 3A and the Redmi Pro. Elsewhere, the Mi 4s / 4c / 4iMi 5,
Mi MaxMi Note (Pro) and Mi Pad 2 will also get in on the act, along with the new, Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus

As we've seen through myriad recent leaks, Xiaomi also has a new Mi Note 2 (or two) in the works, though it remains to be seen when the device will be ready for the general public. It's safe to assume that when it does, it too will see the MIUI 9 update -- if it's not already packing the new skin right off the bat. 

Like similar OEM launchers, Xiaomi MIUI does have its fair share of critics but conversely, many appreciate the rich customization on offer. It might've been nice to have seen a sneak preview of the new home screen along with today's leak, as a taster of the new goodies that MIUI will eventually bring. Since Xiaomi is now seemingly at testing stage, though, we probably won't have to wait long for a more substantial preview.

source: Weibo via Tech Updates

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6 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why not just leave the poor Android alone...? Like OnePlus 3, for example... Or perhaps Motorola...? Too much to ask, I suppose...?! Ha! Probably never going to happen... G'Day!

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because not all people want the same? I myself like MIUI, and others like TouchWiz etc. etc.

3. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Why not just leave the poor miui alone...? and buy OnePlus 3, for example... Or perhaps Motorola...? when you already have that choice why do you want same skin well, you're the one who don't know what miui can do what ios can't and act like you know all about miui so...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wonder when MIUI will leave iOS alone...?! And... When Xiaomi CEO will leave deceased Steve Jobs alone...? "One more thing..." G'Day!

6. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

It can't be compared with iOS, it's similar but so completely different at the same time, perhaps best described as iOS's simplistic layout with a little a ton of logic to rid it of stupid function. And leave Android alone? All these Marshmallow features you are enjoying have been in MIUI for years. Back to Miui9, I really hope for advanced multitasking features to utilise Android N and force touch.

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Looks like lots of OEM start to rush release Android 7.0 update. Great job!

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