MIUI 12 will bring a new version of dark mode to Xiaomi devices, Dark Mode 2.0. Considering that the announcement of MIUI 12 is quite close, the company has decided to share some more information about it.
MIUI, as most of you know, is Xiaomi's Android skin or OS, whatever you want to call it. It's different than stock Android, and it was a sore point for many people in the past. That's no longer the case, though.
MIUI 10 and 11 are both great implementations of Android, and MIUI 12 is expected to refine things even more. In any case, Xiaomi went to Weibo (Chinese social network), to share some information about Dark Mode 2.0 which will be available in MIUI 12.
The dark mode was introduced in MIUI back in early 2019. With MIUI 12, it will be present in 42 built-in applications. 20 mainstream applications are deeply customized for MIUI's dark mode.
Several third-party applications will support non-linear color invert algorithms that accurately identify interface elements, and dynamically invert colors for each interface object.
The Dark Mode 2.0 will bring some useful changes to MIUI 12
Xiaomi says that MIUI 12's invert color algorithm is based on Lab, HSV color space, and that the inverse color adaptation is wider and more natural.
The Dark Mode 2.0 will automatically adjust the contrast. The company says that in the dark mode, screen brightness is automatically adjusted to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
It has been tweaked that way in order to meet the color, high contrast color selection, and make contents sharper in light environments. Under low light conditions, it will reduce screen brightness intelligently, based on the contrast.
Text will be much easier to read in light environments thanks to font weight changes
The Dark Mode 2.0 will also be able to adjust font weight dynamically in order to reduce glare and blur. It will restore normal font weight in light mode in order to make reading more comfortable.
This will also bring smart wallpaper dimming at the pixel level. In other words, it will simulate the change of light and dark in the real world, restoring true colors, and dark colors will look more natural.
All of this sounds really nice, especially the part with adjusting font weight. Text can be a pain to read if you have the dark mode enabled in bright environments. MIUI 12 may fix that with this feature.
MIUI 12 will become official on April 27. The company will announce it in China, but its global launch will probably follow soon after.