It hasn’t been a year since Xiaomi launched the MIUI 9. The new user interface version was introduced July last year alongside the Mi 5X. MIUI 9 Beta Testers were recruited before launch and before we learned about the new features and enhancements. We got the features and functions previewed in a quick rundown including Live Icons and app animations when the device is closed. MIUI 9 public beta was released for the Xiaomi Mi 6, Redmi Note 4, and 4X. The Global Beta ROM 7.8.24 soon followed but it was only based on Android Nougat.

The MIUI 9 Global Beta was made available for a glut of Xiaomi phones. After a few weeks, the MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM started rolling out for the Redmi Note 4X and the Mi Max 2 before other Xiaomi models. It still is based on Android Nougat save for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S that is getting the MIUI 9 but stayed on KitKat.

We have yet to fully try the MIUI 9 but Xiaomi recently added Game Speed Booster. There’s already MIUI 9.5 rolling out to most Xiaomi smartphones starting last March.

There’s still an unreleased Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 MIUI 9 ROM. Details have been scarce but we’re learning the new version is showing off new full-screen gestures. Note this is only for the Mi Mix 2 and could be known as the MIUI 10. It was released and then pulled for some reasons. Apparently, the version was showing some “radical” design changes for MIUI. This meant major aspects of the US was redesigned from the recent apps to the lock screen to notifications to volume panel and quick settings among others.

Those developers who happened to view the new MIUI 9 said it had an Android P-style design. These “major” changes could turn out to be the main features of the MIUI 10 which could be released in the coming summer. For one, the new MIUI features fullscreen navigation gestures. It’s something similar to Android P’s navigation that is also changing as we noted last month.

Shared over on XDA is a video showing the swipe from left or right gesture, switching between the recent apps used or launch. Watch the video below:

The demo video actually features MIUI 9 beta 8.5.11 for the Mi Mix 2 although we can consider it as MIUI 10 already. The bezel-less smartphone is said to benefit from MIUI 10 that we’re expecting will already be based on Android Oreo. Some XDA devs are saying the MIUI 10 is a combination of iOS and Android P.

We noted before Android P’s navigation and user interface will change big time so we’re curious how the MIUI 10 will follow since Android is also changing. Let’s just wait and see.

VIA: XDA Developers