[New build] Xiaomi Mi 9 SE & Redmi S2/Y2 MIUI 11 global update up for grabs (Download links inside)

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

Xiaomi is just all over the smartphone market with its record sales, especially in India. During the recent festive season, the company sold over 8.5 million smartphones which is quite an amazing feat to achieve.

This was also confirmed by Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP Xiaomi and MD of Xiaomi India. Moreover, these are not just numbers but reflect the faith the brand has been able to build with customers.

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In fact, according to a report by Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi continued its top position in the Indian smartphone market for Q3 2019. The Chinese OEM recorded its highest ever shipments with a 26% share.

Redmi 7A, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7S were the best selling smartphones. Besides, its shipment grew by 7% YoY, all thanks to its good reputation in the online market.

Not only this, but the company is also getting good in terms of pushing updates for its smartphones as recently a lot of Xiaomi devices have been served with the 11th iteration of MIUI.

And continuing with this splendid run, Xiaomi has pushed the stable MIUI 11 update for global variants of Mi 9 SE and Redmi S2/Y2. The update brings in all the goodies of MIUI 11 for both the devices. Let us take a look at the updates one by one:

Mi 9 SE

Global MIUI 11 update is now available for the budget variant of Mi 9, i.e. the Mi 9 SE. Notably, the device got the MIUI 11 update in China back in October.

Talking about the update, it carries version number V11.0.4.0.PFBMIXM and weighs in about 715 MB in size. Although this one is based on Android 9 Pie, the phone already got the Android 10 update via beta channel.

Below is the official changelog of the latest update along with the screenshot of the same:

Changelog:

Comprehensive design optimized for full screen display devices
– Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content
Always-on display
– Always-on display now comes with gorgeous dynamic themes. Essential information is displayed on your screen 24/7.
– Personalize your device with a unique signature
– Keep your screen alive with our amazing special effects
Sounds of nature
– Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature with our new alarm ringtones
– Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.
Mi Share
– Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds
Documents
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer
Printing
– Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps
More features
– Tasks:- Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app, Receive timely notifications and mark things done
– Quick replies:- Reply to messages from any app
– Game Turbo:- Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console

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The update is being pushed via OTA in batches. However, if you wish to manually sideload the update on your device then, head to the below section:

Download Link

  • Device: Mi 9 SE
  • Codename: grus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PFBMIXM 
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: af38858a0f48f38a5e805ac979237d42

Redmi S2/Y2

Redmi S2 which is known as Redmi Y2 in India is reportedly receiving the MIUI 11 update as well. Previously, a similar OTA was pushed to the Chinese variant.

Arriving with version number V11.0.1.0.PEFMIXM, this new update weighs in about 1.48 GB in size. Below is the official changelog and the screenshot of the update:

Changelog:

Comprehensive design optimized for full screen display devices
– Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content

Sounds of nature
-Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.

Documents
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer

Printing
– Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps

System
– New: Editing, sharing, and customizing your screenshots is now much easier
– Optimization: Lock screen pocket mode

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– New: Use your fingerprint to open Home screen once you unlocked the device using face data and stayed on the Lock screen
– New: Different options for hiding the notch

Game speed booster
– New: Continuous swiping opens an additional menu in Game Turbo now
– New: You can create a Home screen shortcut for Game Turbo now
– Optimization: Prompts about turning on Game Turbo
– Fix: Hands-free call duration wasn’t displayed correctly in Game Turbo
– Refreshed start page of Game Turbo
– Auto brightness, screenshot gestures, and Reading mode can be turned off automatically when Game Turbo is on
– A major upgrade for the toolbox in Game Turbo: autoplay and switching between data SIM cards are available now

Source

You can download the update package file from the below section for manually sideloading the update.

Download Link

  • Device: Redmi S2/Y2
  • Codename: ysl
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V11.0.1.0.PEFMIXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 4dfd8541d3698a2045b272a079d8797f

Once you have downloaded the update from the above link, go to Settings>>About Phone>>System update>>press the MIUI version logo 10 times>> tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner and select Choose update package. Locate the update package inside the ‘downloaded_rom’ folder of your internal storage and select the file to update manually.

Happy installing!

Update (November 15)

Redmi Y2/S2 is getting a revised build of MIUI 11 with October patch. Details here.

Note – You can check out our Xiaomi section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Xiaomi smartphones.

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