Xiaomi recently launched its new budget handsets the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. On the day these two handsets were launched in India, Xiaomi also announced the roadmap for the rollout of MIUI 11 in India. MIUI 11 is the latest iteration of Xiaomi’s custom skin that is used on most of its smartphones. Xiaomi has already commenced the rollout of MIUI 11 in China, the company’s home market, and it seems Xiaomi smartphone users in India will not need to wait too long to update their handsets to MIUI 11. A tweet from Xiaomi’s official Twitter handle confirmed that the company will start the rollout of MIUI 11 on select handsets starting October 22. The rollout process will continue through the end of the month.
MIUI 11 Update: Is your phone in the list?
The company also revealed the handsets that would be updated to MIUI 11 in the first wave of the updates include the POCO F1, Redmi K10, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7S, and Redmi Note 7 Pro. In the second wave handsets like the Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 6 and 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi Y1 and Y2, and the Mi Max 2 will also get the official update to MIUI 11. Do note, however, that there could be changes to this update schedule. Nevertheless, if you happen to own one of these handsets, make sure you have the ‘automatically check for updates” option checked in your settings so that you will receive a push notification as soon as the update is made available for your device.
MIUI 11: What’s new?
MIUI is an incremental update to MIUI 10. It does, however, bring a slew of cosmetic and functional updated to an already feature-packed MIUI. Among the important updates to MIUI 11 include the addition of dark mode, video wallpapers, and a built-in step counter. There is also a menstrual cycle functionality within the calendar and fresh updates to the Mi Calculator app.