Apple’s iPhone X, sometime this year, discarded the demand for a home press button by getting gesture-based controls into the fray. Xiaomi just happens to be rolling out very much the same gestures in beta for its collection of full-screen smartphones, particularly the Xiaomi Mi Mix, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Xiaomi Redmi 5, and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus phones. The shift is a fascinating reaction to the trend to take away the home press button as well as other hardware capacitive control keys from the front part of the phone and at the same time giving a lot more prominence to a taller display.
A short article by MIUI team member PatrickXi on MIUI Official Forum said something about MIUI 9 global beta ROM 7.12.28 integrates full display gestures for the previously listed smartphones. With the innovative gestures, users can easily swipe up from the bottom part then holding for just one second will access the Recent tabs. And also, alternating applications can be achieved by swiping left or right from the display to the center. These types of gestures are similar to the ones now available on the iPhone X.
The MIUI 9 global beta ROM copy is likely to bring in certain fixes for earlier bugs, for instance, Top websites tabs getting restored automatically in the native Mi browser and app vault force closing issues. The ROM will, in addition, fix the error of not having the ability to include contact members on multiple apps for WhatsApp.
MIUI 9 global stable ROM not too long ago started rolling out to several Xiaomi smartphones which includes the Mi Max, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Mi Max 2, Mi Mix 2, Mi 6, Mi 5, and 5s Plus.
In November sometime this year, pictures of the forthcoming Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s were leaked on the internet. The pictures expose that the phone might possibly feature a “notch” exactly like the iPhone X.
Ikechukwu Onu is a writer, front-end dev, and digital junkie with a profound interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys contributing in groups and forums, tinkering with websites, and hanging out with friends.