Xiaomi to launch Android Marshmallow based MIUI 8 alongside the Mi Max on May 10

Xiaomi recently announced that its next product, the Mi Max, would be unveiled at an event in China on May 10th. Now the company has revealed that its new MIUI 8 ROM based on Android Marshmallow will be launched alongside the Mi Max next month. The brand has also confirmed that its next-gen Mi Band 2 fitness tracker will also be unveiled on May 10th.

Xiaomi has released a video of MIUI 8 showcasing the new integrated notification bar in the new firmware. It appears that the notification interface will continue to offer the same icons on MIUI 7. In addition to a new design and interface, MIUI 8 will also sport a new version of the Notes application.

As for the Mi Max, the phone is expected to arrive with a 6.4-inch full HD display, and will be powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC, aided by 2-gigs of RAM. Its other rumoured specs include a fingerprint sensor, 16GB of expandable memory, 16MP/5MP cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery.