Earlier today, Xiaomi confirmed to announce MIUI 12 on April 27 alongside Mi 10 Youth Edition. Followed by that, the official MIUI Weibo account has now started teasing the new features and we expect it to continue till the day of the announcement. The first set of teasers officially confirms a new improved ‘Dark Mode 2.0’, which has been under the rumour mill for a few weeks now.
Xiaomi introduced ‘Dark Mode’ on its smartphones in early 2019 via an incremental update for MIUI 10. The same was improved a little and passed on to MIUI 11 later that year. But now, the company has fully revamped this feature for MIUI 12 and is calling it ‘Dark Mode 2.0’.
The current ‘Dark Mode’ on MIUI 11 does not affect all the system applications and the same can be said for third-party apps. But with the ‘Dark Mode 2.0’ on MIUI 12, the firm confirms it to support 42 system apps and 20 mainstream apps with deep integration. This new addition corroborates a report from November when an engineer revealed MIUI 12 to bring a system-wide (global) dark mode
The new dark mode will use non-linear conversion of LAB and HSV color space to offer a natural and pleasing visual experience to users on 100+ apps. In addition to this, the contrast will now change dynamically based on the brightness in the surrounding for better visibility while using dark mode at any time of the day. That means when the brightness is low, the contrast will lower according to it. Similarly, when the brightness is high, the contrast will bump up to a higher level.
Further, the ‘Dark Mode 2.0’ on MIUI 12 will also affect fonts by dynamically changing the font-weight as well as by reducing glare and blurriness. Once the dark mode is turned off, they will return to normal to suite the light mode. This feature goes in line with a previous report of unified fonts and UI elements confirmed by the MIUI head designer in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.
Last but not least, the ‘Dark Mode 2.0’ will also dim the phone’s wallpaper at the pixel level to simulate natural day and night scenarios.
As of now, Xiaomi has only revealed the above-mentioned new features. However, as we mentioned earlier in the beginning, the company will reveal almost all the changes and additions in MIUI 12 daily leading up to the day of the official announcement.