Xiaomi China President Lu Weibing has asked users if they would like to see “Smart Island” functionality on the company’s handsets, similar to Apple’s implementation of the software on its latest iPhone Pro models. The Cupertino company’s latest handsets are known as ‘Dynamic Island’, which replace the display notch with pill-shaped cutouts that can expand to display notification icons, or provide other information from running apps. Can do. Since the feature relies on software to display additional details around the camera cutout, the feature may eventually make its way to smartphones from other manufacturers in the future.
Over the weekend, Xiaomi China President Lu Weibing unveiled a . Responded to a user comment on weibo post, asking whether users will “really need a smart island” (translated from Chinese) on the company’s smartphone. Weibing was responding to a user who said “K60 universe awaits with the blessings of Smart Island” (translated from Chinese). Xiaomi has yet to officially announce any plans to add this functionality to any of its devices, including the rumored Redmi K60.
Apple’s ‘Dynamic Island’ system, introduced at its ‘Far Out’ event on the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, uses new cameras and Face ID cutouts to display notifications, pop-ups and application alerts .
However, the company’s unique approach seeks to add real functionality to the display cutout. It blends the cutout with the rest of the UI by using animations that make the dynamic island appear larger, and allow users to interact with it. The company also announced that the feature will eventually let users monitor live activities from the top of their screens, without having to navigate between applications.
Weibing’s comment has elicited mixed reactions from users in favor and against repurposing the display cutout.
If previous reports are to be believed, it appears that Android developers will follow suit. The latest take on the front display notch is tipped to become one of the most copied features of the year. According to gizmochina, a MIUI theme developer recently shared a dynamic island-style feature for Xiaomi phones. However, there is no information on whether the company is planning to implement such a feature in its upcoming handset.