One of the reasons Xiaomi sits among the elites in the smartphone industry is the number of devices the company is able to pump into the market annually. For instance, the Redmi Note 9 series is set to launch on March 12, a little over six months after the Redmi Note 8 series arrived.

Redmi Note 9 teaser

In addition to the short device life cycle, Xiaomi also releases multiple variants of the same phones, sometimes for the same market or in other cases for different markets.

The 2018 Mi 8 series, for instance, has five different variants. The standard Mi 8, the Mi 8 SE, the Mi 8 Lite, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Mi 8 Pro aka Mi 8 Pro UD, where UD stands for Under Display fingerprint scanner.

Android 10 has already arrived on the Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, and even the Mi 8 Pro UD, but it seems the latter’s initial rollout was pulled.

The Mi 8 Pro Android 10 update rolled out last month

The update arrived as MIUI and bundled December patches, but now there is a newly-updated MIUI 11 build based on Android 10 for the same device, this time with the newer January 2020 security patches on board.

The update is arriving as MIUI and tags along the following changes:

– Stable MIUI based on Android 10
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
Status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

No time to wait for the OTA update to arrive? No problem. We have the download link for this firmware below for those who want to install it manually.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro UD
  • Codename: equuleus
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: f26257a956e4ea14ca1a803fa15f22b1

While the Mi 8 Pro UD Android 10 update is rolling out, folks on Russia’s Mi MIX 2S are in their own little world. After months of waiting, the stable MIUI 11 update is now rolling out in the region as V11.0.1.0.PDGRUXM.

Interestingly, that is not even the worst part. Rather than tag along the latest stable OS, this model is receiving the stable MIUI 11 update based on Android Pie. God knows when Android 10 will be made available for this unit.

Below is the full changelog:

– Stable MIUI based on Android Pie
– Updated Android Security Patch to January 2020. Increased system security.
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
– 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
– Preview your documents before you open them
– Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer
– 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.

We also have the link to download the new firmware for those who can’t wait for the OTA to arrive, probably after a few days.

  • Device: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
  • Codename: polaris
  • Channel: Russia Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 4e287514aef9122282c90b0bc881afc5

FYI, the Mi MIX 2S Android 10 update is already available in other regions, so it’s only a matter of time before the Russian model gets the new OS too.

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