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MIUI 11 – Xiaomi, Redmi phones list for update, release date, features and more

MIUI 11 is near to its official launch, which is expected to happen in September. List of eligible Mi and Redmi device to get MIUI 11 update in near future.

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The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is best known for its affordable smartphones and custom MIUI user interface. It arrives with enhanced features compared to Stock Android for all the Xiaomi devices. Although being a custom skin, the company is a bit slower to provide the latest Android updates, the same applies to MIUI 11. Even if you get the new update, the custom MIUI skin hides all the stock android features behind the bar with a highly customized user-interface.

Currently, most of the Xiaomi devices are running on MIUI 10 by eagerly waiting for its successor MIUI 11. However, the company has already started the Android 10 Q beta program for the Xiaomi Mi 9 based on MIUI 10, but stable MIUI 11 is still in progress. Previously, the MIUI product manager indicated MIUI 11 to get official in the September month.

Recommended: EMUI 10 – Huawei, Honor Mobile Phones List, features and release date

 MIUI 11 Development

Recently, Xiaomi completed the MIUI 10 beta face, which means the company will now focus on MIUI 11. The company confirms MIUI 9.8.29 version is the last beta version of MIUI 10 under its beta testing program. Of course, the latest MIUI11 stable ROM will take some time in development. Moreover, the company starts poring Beta update to Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9 at the same time the Android 10 arrives at Pixel smartphones. However, Android 10 beta is running on older MIUI, meaning the company is seriously working to provide the latest updates to its consumers.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite arrives in Europe, likely to be re-branded Mi CC9

MIUI 11 Top Features

The new MIUI user interface will be based on the latest features of the Android 10 OS; therefore, we can expect a lot of advancements over the traditional MIUI 10. It will borrow most of the Android Q features to use it on the independent environment of MIUI 11. In the meantime, the company accidentally pushed the MIUI 11 update to some Xiaomi devices displaying us the new icons and settings menu. Starting with the Settings menu, the icons are different colors and sizes, which could play handy roles to identify each icon instantly.

MIUI 11 Settings Menu

Another significant change is in system apps and menus. There is a big white space in between and big bold text too easy to spot. It further adds improved Always-on-display features and a new cross-file-sharing platform that the company developed working with Oppo and Vivo. The new Always-on Display gives plenty of new options like changing the text color automatically over time, or enable Kaleidoscope with five different patterns. It is even capable of changing the light depending on the daytime at your location.

MIUI 11 Dark Mode, AOD and Quick Replies

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We have recently reported the company’s beta testing program based on the forthcoming Android Q operating system. Although the development is using MIUI 10, we expect a similar kind of look & feel with new MIUI 11. The upcoming update is said to arrive with a significant upgrade over its predecessor with enhanced user interface and stability. Some Chinese reports claim that the MIUI 11 will make its debut along with MI Mix 4, but we can’t confirm these rumors unless we get any official announcement from the company.

MIUI11 User Interface

It will introduce a new dark mode, which is a native feature of Android Q. We will have a complete new icon pack, changed apps drawer, enhanced AI capabilities, voice command unlocking, Optimised battery, smoother animations, and much more.

Dark Mode Schedule mode and new MiLanPro Fonts for MIUI 11

Xiaomi is testing the new font interface named MiLanPro, that are expected to be included on the MIUI 11. The new font gives a softer look. Below is a detailed list given of MIUI 11 features:

  • Dark Mode inspired by Android Q
  • Face Unlock + Fingerprint
  • Automatic Screenshot Management
  • voice command Unlocking
  • New App Drawer
  • New sound effects
  • Improved AI Features
  • Optimized Status bar
  • Battery charge status
  • New icons
  • Smoother Animations
  • Improved energy-saving functions

Read More: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro officially announced in China

Xiaomi & Redmi smartphones getting MIUI 11 update

The Xiaomi smartphones list has confirmed by unofficial sources, that we will get the new MIUI update shortly. However, the company is yet to announce the MIUI 11 pattern, but the list obtained by Chinese media gives us a full schedule. The latest devices like Mi 9, Mi Mix 3S, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will get the priority over relatively old smartphones. The list is divided into three batches, first for the prioritize devices, second for slightly older devices, and the third is for the remaining smartphones.

MIUI 11 Release Date Confirmed

Xiaomi officially confirmed MIUI 11 to release on September 24. The same day company is launching Mi 9 Pro 5G and Mi Mix 4 smartphones. The chances are high that Mi Mix 4 will be the first smartphone to use the stable version of MIUI 11.

First batch devices eligible for MIUI 11 update:

These are the devices that will get early access to the latest MIUI. Even, the company has already started seeding the beta update to Xiaomi Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro. We can see a stable ROM before the end of this year. The current month is very crucial, where the company can make some important announcements regarding the latest MIUI 11 features.

  • Xiaomi Mi 9 / Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi 9 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Mi CC9
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro

Second batch devices:

The second batch devices most probably will get the latest MIUI upgrade, even though we don’t have any confirmation from the company. These smartphones relatively bring older hardware so that the implementation could be tricky, and it can take more time to implement all the new features. The MI series is the company’s flagship series, so we won’t be surprised if they get it before the others. But the Redmi series has been top-rated among the young audience; it can’t be neglected either.

  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 8 SE
  • Mi 8 Pro
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • Mi MIX 2s
  • Mi CC9e
  • Mi Max 3
  • Mi Note 3
  • Mi 6
  • Mi Play
  • Mi 6X
  • Redmi Note 7 / Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi Note 6 / 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5 / 5 Pro

The final stage for remaining smartphones:

The final stage of the MIUI 11 is for the remaining devices, which are uncovered in the above two lists. These devices are almost more than two years old, so it is even harder to provide all the new features. The company still cares about its older audience. The devices aren’t confirmed. But these devices are likely to get the latest MIUI 11.

  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi MIX
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi Note 5A (Redmi Y1)
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2)
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi 5C
  • Mi 5s Plus

MIUI 11 update for Redmi Note 4 / Note 3 / Poco F1 ?

Even though Redmi Note 4  & Redmi Note 3 are more than three-year-old devices, chances are meager. It will make it hard to implement MIUI 11 features on old hardware. Still, the company can surprise us with an unusual announcement. In the current scenario, these devices are not in the list of MIUI 11 update.

On the other hand, Pocophone F1 is almost confirmed to get the latest MIUI 11 update. Those who are using the Poco F1 should get ready to test the latest MIUI version. Its skin is very close to Stock Android, so, it is even easy to deliver the most recent update for the Xiaomi.

Related: Xiaomi launches industry’s first 30W Wireless Mi Turbo Charge

Besides, the company also promises to deliver MIUI 11 for Mi Pad tablets. Overall, the new MIUI development has already started. The official launch is expected to happen somewhere in September. Are you excited to install the MIUI11 on your Xiaomi device? Do let’s know in below comment section!

30 COMMENTS

    • Very soon, just awaiting official confirmation. Undoublty, it will start from China, but before the end of 2019, we can expect in India as well.

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