07 May 2019
Xiaomi has released MIUI 10-based Android 9 Pie update for the Mi 8 lineup users. It should be noted that Mi 8 smartphones have been running MIUI 10 for quite some time but it was running Android Oreo underneath the custom skin. With this update, Xiaomi has brought the latest Android version to users.
As reported by Gizmochina, the latest update is getting rolled out to the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The users who have the Mi 8 Under Display fingerprint scanner edition, they will have to wait for the time being. The update brings all the major Android Pie features like Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, and Google Lens support.
But the two biggest changes in the update are 960fps video recording support and Night Mode. The first one is simply the ability to shoot slow-motion videos which can be as slow as 960 frames per second. Once the video has been shot, it can be shared by with family and friends with ease. For users from China, there is a direct WeChat sharing option to make it even better and faster.
Next, Night Mode is Xiaomi's way of offering better low-light shots and even during night time. The feature works by taking multiple shots of the same scene and then take advantage of AI prowess to give the best possible output. It basically merges all those shots to get a single best one.
The Mi 8 Android Pie is definitely rolling out in China but there have been reports of some users receiving it even outside the country. In other words, keep an eye on update notification as it can arrive anytime soon. One can also check for manual checking of the update.