Xiaomi Mi 9 gets dynamic notch with new MIUI 10 update

“The new feature allows the U-shaped notch to adapt to different screens and scenarios”

Xiaomi‘s flagship smartphone of 2019, the Mi 9 comes with a very thin bezel design and a U-shaped notch for which it oddly received some flak from Chinese owners of the handset. However, the company remedied the situation recently by adding a software trick that simulated a water-drop notch on the phone. Now, a new update has arrived on the Mi 9 today which makes some more interesting changes to the notch. That’s not all, the update comes with build MIUI V10.2.16.0.PFACNXM and also has a handful of other bug fixes as well.

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While the update log is in Chinese, we can make out certain things that are mentioned in it. The U-shaped notch, for example, becomes dynamic with this update. While we’re not completely sure of the specifics, we can say that the shape of the notch would change in particular scenarios. Also, this new feature can be turned on and off by the user if it is not to their liking. Apart from that, the update fixes security and stability issues of overlapping call times and notification icons during a call. The Xiaomi Mi 9 runs Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 and has previously received an update with camera optimizations.

Xiaomi’s Mi 9 (first impressions) is one of the most affordable flagships of 2019, coming in at just €449 for the base variant. It comes in Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet, and Piano Black colours and recent reports have shown a White variant as well that could be released soon. Xiaomi has been grappling with supply issues and has been actively working to shore up its supply chain. The handset has also made its global debut but it’s currently not known if the flagship will be announced in India.