For a few days now, everyone was talking about Apple’s unique take on utilizing the punch-hole on its iPhone 14 Pro phones. The idea of Dynamic Island was so clever, that developers even made custom themes that mimic the same animations on Android phones, specifically Xiaomi phones.
And it seems that Xiaomi MIGHT be open to the idea of implementing something similar to Dynamic Island on their phones. Recently, Xiaomi President Lu Weibing asked on Weibo whether the Redmi K60 should adopt an interface similar to Apple’s Dynamic Island. Netizens have mixed opinions on this, and Smartisan and Hammer Technology CEO Luo Yonghao even thinks that Xiaomi could adopt the clever approach of “hiding” the notch–even if Android devices don’t necessarily need it.
While little is known yet about the Redmi K60, rumors point to the series using a mix of Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processors–presumably the former for the vanilla model, and the latter for the Pro model.
While Android phone brands are trying to push for under-display cameras with mixed results, we’ll not be surprised if they actually resort to Apple’s approach of hiding punch-hole displays. Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee even remarked that it will be simply a matter of time–perhaps within the next 18 months–before phone brands will copy Apple’s Dynamic Island.
Given that developers were able to find a way to mimic Dynamic Island on MIUI, it is simply a matter of time (and commitment) for Xiaomi to actually make it a feature on its upcoming phones.