Android 11 has dropped today and while it is still in beta testing, Pixel phone users can download it right now. However, non Pixel users have to wait for their phone’s manufacturers to release it officially.
Oppo already announced its Android 11 release for its flagship Find X2 Pro and now, Xiaomi has announced the same for the Mi 10 5G. Yes, Xiaomi will allow users of the Mi 10 to try out Android 11 while it is in beta.
The release date of the Android 11 beta is yet to be announced but chances are that those who opt-in for the beta program may get it within this month. That said, the Android 11 beta you see on the Mi 10 might be different from what you see on the Pixel phones.
If you remember, the Mi 10 is a Xiaomi flagship and it runs on its MIUI OS, which is based on Android.
Android 11 promises some vast upgrades over the current Android 10, both in terms of UI changes and security features. New stuff like notification floating icons for messaging apps, revamped power menu, redesign notification shade, scheduled dark mode and more are coming with Android 11.
While these features are new to Android, most custom Android skins, including Xiaomi’s MIUI have included them since years.
That said, while Android 11 is set to release globally in the next few months, Xiaomi’s own phones are set to get the new MIUI 12 update. The MIUI 12 update is also currently under beta testing and as with all companies, the flagship phones will get it first.
The Redmi K20 series is set to get the MIUI 12 update first while the Mi 10 flagship will get it in the second batch.
The Mi 10 is currently Xiaomi India’s flagship smartphone offering, starting at Rs 49,999. The Mi 10 is the only 5G enabled smartphone from Xiaomi and comes with some of the most high-end specifications.
There’s a Snapdragon 865 chip that offers flagship performance while the main camera uses a 108-megapixel sensor to offer highly detailed photos. The Mi 10 is also one of the very few phones to support 30W fast wireless charging.