MIUI 9 lockscreen leaks, upgrade to be available by August 16

Xiaomi is currently busy working on the next iteration of its Android skin called MIUI. We’ve already heard that the upcoming MIUI 9 would arrive with split-screen multitasking functionality, and now one of the main elements of the skin’s redesign has been leaked in China.

What you see in the image to the left is the new MIUI lockscreen, that will make its debut in MIUI 9. At the bottom there’s a handy shortcut that will activate the flashlight function of the LED flash.

Above there are a few shortcuts, for the Xiaomi ecosystem MiJia app, Mi Pay, Universal Remote Control, and Mi Bus card. All of these are obviously most relevant in China, but the good news is that the shortcuts will reportedly be user-customizable.

Xiaomi’s official Weibo account for MIUI has already confirmed that this is in fact the design of the MIUI 9 lockscreen. Rumor has it that the new iteration of the Android skin will be ready to drop by August 16. It should also allow people to delete system apps for the first time, and apparently the SMS scheduling functionality will be gone from this version.

Source (in Chinese) | Via