During the presentation in China, Meizu introduced the following version of the proprietary Flyme firmware. At the event, it was announced that 491 days had passed since the release of Flyme 7. For more than a year, developers have significantly changed the user interface and introduced a number of new features.
Flyme 8 interface was developed in accordance with the concept of "live design". The developers have tried to ensure that all elements of the system harmoniously combined with each other. Thus, the updated icons of preinstalled applications have more strict details and a clearer hierarchy. The company noted that the new dark theme works not only with standard programs but also with third-party ones. Animations, ringtones and notifications, alarms and other elements were also reworked.
Flyme 8 introduced Small Window mode 2.0, which allows you to open programs in small Windows on top of already running applications. Updated game mode version 4.0 provides a stable connection to the network and will not miss an incoming call.
The camera app has a new night mode. Representatives of the company assure that the quality of photos with a lack of lighting has become even better. When using the front camera, the screen highlights the person, which allows you to take a selfie in any conditions.
Following the trend, Meizu has Flyme 8 added the ability to create animated emoticons on the basis of the user's appearance with support for their further customization. The new Aicy voice assistant is able to recognize what is happening on the screen, images, and documents. However, it is not clear in what languages it will work.
Much attention was paid to the presentation of artificial intelligence technology One Mind 3.5, serving to optimize the system. According to the company, its efficiency has increased by 37% since Flyme 7.
The first beta version of Flyme 8 will be available from today. The deployment of the stable assembly will begin in November. The owners of Meizu 16S Pro, 16S, 15X, 16th, 16th Plus, 15, 15 Plus, Pro 7 High Edition, Pro 7 Plus and Note 6 will be the first updates. In December, the update will be available for 16Xs, M15, Pro 7, Note 9, Note 8, X8, Pro 6 Plus, Pro 6S, Pro 6, Pro 5, MX6, Blue Charm 6, E3, Blue Charm X6, Blue Charm Note 5, Blue Charm Max and Blue Charm E.