The unique aspect ratio meant that we had to upgrade our software to enable users to get the most from Mi MIX’s enhanced display. One of the solutions we implemented was the Quick Ball, a group of assistive, on-screen roaming buttons that let users command their phones without using the conventional navigation buttons.
As we innovated further and garnered feedback from Mi Fans, we refined our full screen display and adopted an even bigger 18:9 ratio that first appeared in Mi MIX 2 in 2017. Then, in the ensuing MIUI 9.5 upgrade, we introduced a new way to interact with Mi MIX 2 and other full screen display phones – Full Screen Gestures.
Here are visual demos that will help you understand how the Full Screen Gestures work.
Swipe up from the bottom to go to your home screen.
Swipe from the left or the right edge to go back one page.
Swipe up from the bottom and hold to view the most recent menu.
Full Screen Gestures are an intuitive implementation that all Xiaomi users will be able to easily adapt. All of Xiaomi phones that feature full screen displays (eg. MIX 2, Redmi 5, Redmi Note 5, etc.) will get Full Screen Gestures update via MIUI 9.5.
Besides Full Screen Gestures, MIUI 9.5 brings a host of improvements and features, such as a favorites folder of MIUI gallery, which allows users to group all their favorite photos in one place.
Other features of MIUI 9.5 include a new notification shade groups all notifications on a by-app basis, a completely redesigned Mi Music Player, an improved Mi Mover transfers apps with or without app data, an enhanced Mi Drop that that can resume interrupted transfers and an updated Mi Browser.
For more information on MIUI 9.5 please read here. Please note, features and timelines might vary from market to market.