[New build] Xiaomi rolling out stable MIUI 11 update for Redmi Note 8, but there is a catch (Download link inside)

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

The Redmi Note line of smartphones has always been a favorite among many. A recent report revealed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro was the second most popular phone in India, and that was not a fluke.

Xiaomi has made it a point to offer incredible value in every phone it sells, and the Redmi Note family consistently hits that sweet spot between value for money and performance.

The non-pro version of this line is just as good and offers even better value if you’re willing to forego features like a slightly more powerful SoC or camera.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8

2019’s Redmi Note 8 is a solid device. Of course, it is overshadowed by its sibling, the flashier Redmi Note 8 Pro. But this doesn’t mean it is any less of a performer.

Xiaomi has been hard at work, rolling out MIUI 11 to its devices. Redmi Note 8’s bigger brother just got this update recently, and so did Redmi Note 7/7S with a revised build.

Today, owners of Redmi Note 8 (not the Pro version) have something to smile about. Xiaomi is rolling out stable MIUI 11 on their devices. This update does not bring Android 10 but still packs a lot of new features. This update is in line with Xiaomi’s roadmap for the rollout of MIUI 11.

Xiaomi-MIUI-11-update-roadmap

Changelog

So what is new in MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 8? Well, a lot.

Comprehensive design optimized for full-screen display devices
– Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create a 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.

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

Download

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.2.0.PCOCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 4f887a3f3ee0216ebb22439bd7366fdd

It is important to note that this MIUI update is for the Chinese model. The Global/India variant of the same will be released later.

As you can see, the current MIUI 11 build (V11.0.2.0.PCOCNXM) is still based on Android Pie, which is kinda disappointing. We hope Xiaomi will rollout Android 10 alongside the global version of MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 8 in December. But I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.

Here’s a quick glance at some of the key specs of Redmi Note 8:

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
RAM: 3/4/6 GB
Storage: 32/64/128 GB
Display: 6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels) IPS LCD panel
Rear camera: 48 MP, f/1.8 (primary); 8 MP, f/2.2 (ultra-wide-angle); 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro), 2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
Front camera: 13 MP, f/2.0
3.5 mm headphone jack: Yes
Battery capacity: 4,000 mAh (18 W fast charging)

Update (November 23)

Xiaomi is pushing the stable MIUI 11 update for the global Redmi Note 8 units. The Chinese variant, on the other hand, is getting a revised build. Details here.

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