Latest MIUI 9 build for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 brings Android P-style UI changes

Update 5/12/18: It appears that the UI changes were only for the latest MIUI 9 build for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. The same MIUI build for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro do not contain the UI changes shown below. The article has been updated to reflect this new information.

With the introduction of Android P, Xiaomi released a near-stock build of Android P for the Mi Mix 2S. While we still aren’t sure what the next version of MIUI will look like, it appears that an upcoming version of MIUI 9 will bring a redesign to the lock screen, notifications, recent apps, quick settings, volume panel, and more. Version 8.5.11 of MIUI 9 has leaked online for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (based on Android 8.0 Oreo) and a few users have taken it for a spin to show off what the redesign looks like.

MIUI 9 (8.5.11) for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
MIUI 9 (8.5.11) for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
MIUI 9 (8.5.11) for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
MIUI 9 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
MIUI 9 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
MIUI 9 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The screenshots above are from MIUI 9 (build 8.5.11) on the Mi Mix 2. As you can see, there’s a new design in a lot of system UI components. The Quick Settings has adopted round toggles just like we have in the latest Android P Developer Preview. Even the notifications are more rounded and card-like, which is another thing we have in Android P. The volume panel is now a vertical bar on the right-side of the screen, also like Android P. The recent apps list has also been changed from a horizontal view to a 2×2 card view. MIUI traditionally doesn’t look much like stock Android, so this is an interesting development. Below is a video showing off the interface changes, courtesy of @XiaomiUI.

The MIUI 9 8.5.11 build is available to download below. The build comes courtesy of FunkyHuawei.club‘s automated page for scraping MIUI nightlies for certain Xiaomi devices. In order to install the latest build for the devices, you’ll need to have an unlocked bootloader.

Download MIUI 9 (8.5.11) for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Do you think this is a good look for the future of MIUI? Are you a fan of the new style?

Screenshots and video credits: @XiaomiUI

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