Xiaomi experiments with advanced display calibration controls in MIUI 11

Xiaomi experiments with advanced display calibration controls in MIUI 11

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Back in September this year, Xiaomi first lifted the covers off MIUI 11. The latest Android skin from the Chinese company introduced a ton of new features, including a completely redesigned interface, a new font, an Always-On Display, and much more. But it seems like Xiaomi isn’t done adding new features to MIUI 11. The company is testing a new advanced display calibration feature in the software which will give users more control over how their device’s screen looks.

An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.

The new advanced display calibration controls can be found within a hidden settings page in the latest MIUI 11 nightly build. With the new controls, you get the option to choose the color gamut from four available options including Enhanced, Original, P3, and sRGB. Additionally, it has sliders to individually control the Red, Green, and Blue color levels in the RGB color space, sliders to adjust the hue, saturation, and value in the HSV color space, and sliders to control the contrast and gamma.

You can see all the changes being made in a live preview window at the top and all the changes are automatically saved unless you click on the Discard changes or Restore defaults buttons at the bottom. It’s worth noting that these types of advanced controls are typically offered by custom kernels and it’s quite unusual to see them in a stock build of MIUI 11. As of now, it isn’t clear when Xiaomi plans to roll out the new display controls to a stable build of MIUI 11 or which devices will get this new feature. We expect to learn more in future releases of MIUI 11.

Thanks to XDA Member kacskrz for the screenshots!