[Global/India release roadmap] BREAKING: Xiaomi officially confirms MIUI 11 release date as September 24

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on September 16, 2019) follows:

MIUI, a custom Android skin designed by Xiaomi, can be found in numerous Mi, Redmi and Poco/Pocophone branded phones (except the Android One phones made by the Chinese OEM). The current version of distro is 10.x, and devices like Redmi K20 Pro already got Android 10 update garnished with MIUI.

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Chinese Redmi K20 Pro are getting a revised Android 10 update via MIUI 10.4.6.0 update

Xiaomi started the transition a long time ago, as they scheduled the development of major features to the next gen MIUI release. The company also initiated a drop-in replacement for the (now-defunct) MIUI global beta program called Mi Pilot.

As a matter fact, they entirely closed down the weekly beta builds of MIUI 10 in China. The revised development goals were declared as follows:

  1. Port Android 10 to eligible device
  2. Prepare the next major version of MIUI
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Official announcement from Xiaomi regarding shutting down the weekly beta builds (Click/Tap to zoom)

All hell broke loose, when Xiaomi ‘accidentally’ leaked the logo of MIUI 11 by combining them with regular MIUI 10 based testing builds. Less than a week later, the Chinese OEM pushed early MIUI based development builds to public.

Those update packages were instantaneously taken down, but the community members were to salvage plenty of information about the upcoming MIUI 11 update. A tentative release date was projected as some day in this month (September), but those were nothing but speculations.

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Leaked build of MIUI 11 (watermarks are masked to protect anonymity)

Well well well, the wait is finally over. Xiaomi just announced a new event in China, which will take place on September 24. The OEM will showcase the Mi 9 Pro 5G as well as a concept 5G phone from the Mi MIX series (presumably Mi MIX 4).

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These two 5G phones should come with MIUI 11 out of the box! Yes, September 24 should be marked as a red-letter day for the official release of the eleventh iteration of MIUI. FYI, MIUI 10 was unveiled in a similar event on May 31, 2018.

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As you can see, Xiaomi will also launch a new Mi TV lineup in the same event. Regarding the availability of MIUI 11, we are still not sure whether they will come up with an initial public beta event before the stable version rollout or not.

What are your expectations from the long-anticipated MIUI 11 update? Let us know by commenting below.

Update 1 (September 24)

Xiaomi has unveiled the eleventh generation of MIUI. For the complete feature list, take a look at the official website. Mi 9 already got the update via closed beta in China.

Update 2 (October 10)

The Chinese OEM finally announced the actual timing for the global/Indian rollout event of MIUI 11. October 16 – mark the date!

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Update 3 (October 16)

The global MIUI 11 update is coming to multiple Xiaomi devices from October 22, among them Poco F1, Redmi Note 7 series, Redmi K20, Redmi 7/7A, and more. For further details, see here.

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.