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Xiaomi will not ape Apple with 'Dynamic Island' on the Redmi K60 series

Third-party developers have already tried bringing Dynamic Island notification bubbles to Xiaomi smartphones. (Image source: @vvaiibhav)
Third-party developers have already tried bringing Dynamic Island notification bubbles to Xiaomi smartphones. (Image source: @vvaiibhav)
Contrary to reports, Xiaomi has not confirmed that the Redmi K60 series will receive a Dynamic Island-style notification system. While Xiaomi claims to have considered the matter, it will not be moving ahead with copying Apple's novel use of the space occupied by the sizeable pill punch-hole on the iPhone 14 Pro series.

Apple may have been late to the party by adopting punch-hole displays, but the use of this dead space has arguably commanded more attention than its move away from using notches on its Pro models. Such is its popularity that third-party developers have sought to bring Dynamic Island-style notifications to other devices with punch-hole displays, as shown above. Erroneously, it has been suggested that Xiaomi would integrate these UI elements in MIUI, starting with the Redmi K60 series.

Seemingly, the assertion started because Lu Weibing, a Senior VP at Xiaomi, asked Weibo fans whether they would 'really need a Smart (Dynamic) Island'. From this, it was interpreted that Xiaomi would copy Apple in this regard, presumably in MIUI 14. As Kacper Skrzypek notes, the opposite actually appears to be the case. Specifically, the idea of including some form of Dynamic Island within MIUI was floated by an MIUI community member, for which there almost 10,000 respondents.

While Weibing did not shut down suggestions that Xiaomi could leverage Dynamic Island-style notifications, MIUI developers' response is more clear-cut:

After the evaluation of the relevant students, I will not do it for the time being. Thanks for the feedback from Mi Fan friends.

So far, MIUI 14 has only been spotted in a Xiaomi 13 Pro leaked hands-on image. Potentially, Xiaomi will showcase the OS update alongside the Xiaomi 13 series, with the upcoming Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro relying on MIUI 13 instead. You can read more about the Xiaomi 13 Pro in our corresponding article.

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MIUI & Lu Weibing via @kacskrz & GSMArena, @vvaiibhav - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-20 (Update: 2022-09-20)