Xiaomi to add iPhone X-like "full display gestures" to Mi MIX and Redmi 5 series phones

Xiaomi is testing new gesture controls for some of its smartphone models. The so-called "full display gestures" have been included in the latest beta build of MIUI 9, the company's custom Android-based firmware.

Swiping up from the bottom of the display will get you to the home screen. Add a short pause to the same motion and you'll activate the "Recents" screen. Lastly, swiping from the left or right of the screen to the middle will return you to a previous page. 

It looks like Xiaomi has drawn inspiration from Apple, as Cupertino implemented similar gesture controls on the iPhone X in order to compensate for the removal of the home button. 

The full display gestures will be first introduced to the all-screen Xiaomi Mi MIX and Mi MIX 2 models as well as the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus handsets.

source: MIUI forum



1. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Xiaomi, Oppo, Meizu, and Vivo have always been shameless in copying design and features from big companies. Huawei and ZTE are the only few bringing new innovations on the table.

2. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

iPhone X-like "full display gestures" LOL. Full display gestures was popularize by Palm.

4. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

You should know by now that whenever the divine fruity copies anything, it automatically becomes their "invention" here on iPhonearena...

5. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Apple copied first

9. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Technically, Apple didn't copy this first. It's been around on all sorts of Android devices since as long as I can remember.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nokia N9!

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

While iPhone X gestures are almost identical to the Palm WebOS gestures, I hardly would call it popularize them when Palm only sold a handful of phones. While the gestures were okay, the rest of the phone was s**tty.

17. Skizzo

Posts: 419; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Granted. Apple did not invent the full display gestures, that needs to be said, however, this Xiaomi version looks to be IDENTICAL to how Apple made theirs, so in this particular instance, I feel the article is justified in drawing that comparison.

3. BillyBoy

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Blackberry BB10 not Apple.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple did the others follow.... ps. Note 8 is not selling at all......

10. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Throttle your jokes, man. They're getting a year old. They're NOTCH funny any more.

16. bucknassty

Posts: 1388; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

at first i giggled at this cnour guy... now he/she/it is just starting to get annoying

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4371; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're right. Apple stole and others will too...

8. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I think you mean BB10 like gesture features not iPhone X like, because iPhone X has gesture features from BB10 and webOS

11. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Even Ubuntu phone had them...


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

X like gestures? How old is the writer of this article? Please look up the Nokia N9.......NUFF SAID!

15. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

He's an Apple fanboy, that's why. All the editors on here are dump. Except 2, who those are Android. How do these editors get a job with no knowledge about tech...?


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Editors in my eyes particular on PA (phones for example) should have deep knowledge about phone tech. But PA lacks deep phone knowledge, and many people actually believe everything that they write. Specially iFans, but that is how (Sheep herds) works.

19. FoxTeam

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Reminded me of Nokia N9 display gestures...

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