MIUI 11 leaks create buzz; Redmi Note 7 gets first public beta
The Redmi Note series is responsible for making Xiaomi an unbeatable contender in the upper-low/mid range segment. The Chinese OEM packs a beefy battery and a capable SoC inside these phones, which can easily satisfy majority of the consumers.
Starting from Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has chosen India as the primary market for their Redmi Note series. Qualcomm SoC based models were released on India, whereas China got the comparatively inferior MediaTek SoC variants.
However, the situation changed with Redmi Note 5 Pro (codename: whyred). The same model with slightly different camera setup launched in China with Redmi Note 5 branding.
FYI, the Indian Redmi Note 5 (codename: vince) is globally known as Redmi 5 Plus.
What can I say: Xiaomi is not very good with their naming scheme.
In 2019, Redmi got separated from Xiaomi to operate as an independent brand. The first phone under the new entity is Redmi Note 7 (codename: lavender). It has already been released in China.
A notable improvement from its predecessors: Redmi Note 7 came with Android 9 Pie, which is the most current edition of Android.
The India launch of the same phone is also officially confirmed.
Mi Fans, mark the date! RT & spread the word if you want to own this beast.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 14, 2019
Thanks to the leaked codenames, the global release of Redmi Note 7 was speculated back in January.
This shouldn't be surprising to anyone, but lavender_global existing means the Redmi Note 7 will not be exclusive to China.
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 10, 2019
With the help of Xiaomi Firmware Updater, we can get our hands on China Stable firmwares. This is because the phone is not being sold outside of China officially till now.
An interesting update on the situation: first China Beta firmware for Redmi Note 7 is now live on Xiaomi update servers.
- Channel: China Beta
- Version: 9.2.14
- Android: 9.0
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: 7b61a04580ae59bca4f3b18db671f428
- Type: Recovery
The beta release is significant, as the development will eventually be converged with upcoming MIUI 11.
MIUI 11 is reportedly under active development. According to Liu Ming, the Product Planning Department Head, the newest iteration of MIUI will be “a new and unique OS”.
A list of eligible devices for the new MIUI update is currently circulating in the interweb.
The origin of the leak suggested that the following devices would be the first candidates eligible for the upcoming MIUI 11:
Mi 9 (upcoming), Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi 8 Lite/Youth, Mi 6, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 6X, Mi 5X, Mi 5c
In August 2017, we established our first R&D Center in the US and quickly began building a close partnership with @Qualcomm.
We are now set to usher in a new era of mobile technology together by launching #Mi9 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor.
Are you ready? pic.twitter.com/hKud0d6p5E
— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) February 15, 2019
Mi MIX series:
Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX
Mi Note series:
Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2
Mi Max series:
Mi Max 3, Mi Max 2, Mi Max
Mi Play series:
Redmi Note series:
Redmi Note 7 Pro (upcoming), Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 4
Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Redmi 3S/3X, Redmi S2
Readers are advised to take this with a slight grain of salt. The absence of Poco F1 (or Pocophone F1) is yet another surprising event.
Are u opting for different ui In Poco as Poco is not In Miui 11 list….
— Darshan D.K. (@DK67199) February 16, 2019
Considering that MIUI 11 will arrive in form of closed China Beta initially, and Poco F1 has no China build for it – the non-existence looks quite feasible.
What are your expectations from MIUI 11? Comment below.
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