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Original story (published on July 20, 2020) follows:

Xiaomi, despite having one of the heavier skins of Android, MIUI, has had a decent track record when it comes to pushing out updates to its devices. Be they monthly security patches, new versions of MIUI, or even new versions of Android.

One group of Xiaomi users have, for a while, felt alienated by the company when it comes to rolling out updates. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G was unveiled back in May 2019 running Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 855, one of the best chips even today.

mi mix 3 5g
Mi Mix 3 5G

Unlike its non-5G counterpart which has been pretty well-supported, even recently receiving Android 10-based MIUI 11 Global Beta Stable ROM, the Mi MIX 3 5G hasn’t faired as well in comparison.

Back in April, we got reports that the Mi MIX 3 5G would not get updated to Android 10 as development had not commenced. More on that here. This led to frustrated Mi MIX 3 5G users turning to in a bid to petition Xiaomi to oblige and update their device which is a true flagship in all respects, to the latest software build.

More recently, we have seen reports that Android 10 for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G is not in the works but an Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 12 could hit the devices by September-end.

To further complicate the situation that users of these devices are facing, it now turns out that Xiaomi has no software plans for the Mi MIX 3 5G after all. This is according to a Q&A on the standard Mi MIX 3’s latest update release statement.

no update plans for mi mix 3 5g
No update plans for Mi MIX 3 5G

Q : What about the 5G variant?
A : From the information we have, there is no update plans for the 5G variant. We do not know when an update might come, so kindly avoid raising queries about it. Any key information regarding a possible update will be announced in the subforum.

It is still unclear why software development for the Mi MIX 3 5G is relatively slow. However, the MIUI 11 petition cites that Xiaomi justifies its decision with low sales of MIX 3 5G flagship and therefore declines to add it to the list of future updates to MIUI 12, Android 10 and 11.

It remains to be seen whether Xiaomi will cave in and throw a bone to the Mi MIX 3 5G users in the form of an update.

Update 1 (July 24)

Well, it seems Mi MIX 3 5G users will not be receiving the Android 10 update. Although, there’s some good news for users as the device is expected to get the MIUI 12 update based on Android 10 by the end of October according to Xiaomi’s customer support. See the full story here.

Update 2 (September 4)

IST: 12:18 pm: Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G MIUI 12 update has now been released for the European variants. The latest update carries software version and brings along a lot of new features, system optimizations and fixes to enhance user experience. See the full details here.

NOTE: We have these and many more Xiaomi stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section.

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Clinton Madegwa
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A cybernaut grasping at all things tech. Lover of Android, Linux, and custom ROMS. A nerd, a writer, an avid reader.

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