One of our most recurring criticisms of Xiaomi is usually the little seriousness that it usually takes into account when establishing a roadmap in Android updates, being much more focused on the news of MIUI, a personalization layer present throughout the Xiaomi catalog in Spain.
The company gradually wants to change this, and that is if they aspire to be the best Android manufacturer, they have to give everything in the updates. Without waiting for the official launch of Android 11, Xiaomi has put its batteries, with an official list of all the phones on which they are working to include this update.
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All Xiaomi phones that will receive Android 11
Xiaomi is one of the manufacturers that are in the official Android 11 beta program, specifically with models such as the Xiaomi Mi 10 and 10 Pro and the Poco F2 Pro.
Far from updating only the flagship models, Xiaomi has shared data about the phones that they will update and the phase they are in.
- Currently on Android 11 Beta 2:
- Xiaomi Mi 10.
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.
- Redmi K30 Pro.
- Little F2 Pro.
- In internal testing phase:
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite Zoom.
- Redmi K30, K30i, K30 5G and K30 Pro.
- My Note 10 and Note 10 Pro.
- My Note 10 Lite.
- Redmi K20.
- Xiaomi Mi 9T.
- Other mobiles that will receive Android 11 later:
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G.
- Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Pro 5G.
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Lite.
- Xiaomi Mi A3.
- Xiaomi Mi 10X Pro and Mi 10X 5G.
- Redmi Note 9, 9S, 9 Pro and 9 Pro Max.
- Redmi 9, 9C, 9A.
- Little C3 and M2.
- Black Shark 3, 3 Pro and 3S.
- Black Shark 2, 2 Pro.
- Redmi K20 Pro.
- Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro.
Regarding the availability date, Android 11 is expected to start arriving on these phones from September in an update to MIUI 12, the latest version of the customization layer.
Although the list could grow with new phones, we do have bad news for the owners of a Xiaomi Mi 8 or the Mi Mix 2S. Devices with Snapdragon 845 are no longer supported (this also includes Poco F1) and will not receive the version of Android 11, a severe blow considering that they are mobile from 2018.
This last decision has more to do with Xiaomi’s policy than for technical reasons, since phones with Snapdragon 835 such as the Pixel 2 are going to receive Android 11. It is not an atypical behavior in the industry, but leaving aside phones with 2 years the same year that you decide to bet on mobile phones of 1000 euros does not inspire too much confidence.