Xiaomi continues work on new tablet and foldable features in MIUI

Xiaomi’s custom Android skin — MIUI — already offers many useful features for larger-screen devices. As Ben mentioned in his review of the Xiaomi Pad 5, the MIUI on the tablet offers a number of useful features, such as the ability to open multiple apps in a floating window, split-screen view support, home screen dock, and more. However, it is far from perfect.

Thankfully, Xiaomi is aware of the shortcomings and is working on adding several new features to MIUI that will give users a better experience on tablets and foldable devices. XDA Senior Member and Trusted Xiaomi Tipster kacskrz The latest MIUI 13 beta release has seen some of these upcoming changes, giving us a clear idea of ​​what to expect from the upcoming MIUI releases for tablets and foldable phones.

What’s new in MIUI 13 for tablets and foldable devices?

The latest MIUI 13 beta for China packs two new menu items labeled “Features for larger screens” and “Features for tablets” in the device settings. These new menu items appear only if the target device is “zizan” (Xiaomi’s upcoming foldable) or “dagu” (an upcoming Wi-Fi-only Xiaomi tablet based on the Snapdragon 865/870).

credit: kacskrz

As you can see in the attached screenshot, the new “Features for larger screen” page includes new wallpaper options, “App display mode” settings, optimizations for games, new keyboard options, floating window settings, and display behavior for the foldable device. Settings are included. When the device is folded or unfolded.

Features for MIUI 13 Beta China Large Screen Menu Watermark


Features for MIUI 13 Beta China Tablet Menu Watermark

credit: kacskrz

On the other hand, the “Features for tablets” page includes “App display mode” customization, an MIUI + beta option, keyboard customization for tablets, and floating window settings. Most of the features listed in these new menu options are not live in the current beta release. Although, kacskrz Has managed to grab some graphics showcasing the new keyboard options for tablets and foldable devices.

The following images show a new keyboard layout for foldable devices, which will let users split the keyboard from the center, making either half accessible on the larger screen. This split-keyboard layout will provide more customization options to the users. These include the ability to duplicate the central button for a more flexible typing experience, and the option to switch the left and right sides of the keyboard with a single tap.

MIUI 13 China Beta New Keyboard Options
MIUI 13 China Beta New Keyboard Options
MIUI 13 China Beta New Keyboard Options

credit: kacskrz

While we don’t have access to similar images for the other new options, we do have some information about them, thanks to some new code strings. The strings show that the “Keep screen on after folding” setting will present users with an option to prevent the screen from locking when the device is folded, during calls or when using the camera to fold the external screen. Keep turning on after, and keep the cover screen on. After folding to continue with the current task.

In addition, strings about the new “Games” option on the “Features for larger screen” page suggest that it will give users access to certain display options for games, allowing them to move the game window to a certain part of the display. Will get the facility to limit or play it. in full screen mode. The option will likely let users move the game window around and align it with the top, bottom, or edge of the display.

As mentioned earlier, these new features are not live in the latest MIUI 13 beta release. At the moment, we do not have any official information regarding the rollout from Xiaomi. But we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we have more details.

What do you think about these new MIUI features for tablets and foldable devices? Let us know in the comments section below.

Xiaomi’s new tablet is in the works and the foldable features in MIUI first appeared on XDA.

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