Xiaomi has been focusing on its Android 11 update and it seems that the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro might also be up for the latest OS update.

The duo is among the most popular Xiaomi devices and reports of the OEM working hard to push the Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update surfaced back in November.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

After some time, more details came to light which suggested that the latest OS update for the Redmi Note 8, Note 8T, and Note 8 Pro was under internal testing phase.

Now, latest reports indicate that Xiaomi might indeed be changing its software update policy at least for the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

The last Android 10-based MIUI 12 beta update version 20.12.9 is out and its release notes clearly outline that a major Android version is indeed on cards for the Redmi Note 8 duo.

Due to the major version upgrade of Android, Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K30S Ultra, Mi CC9, Mi CC9 Meitu Edition, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro released the last one based on Android Version 20.12.9 of 10, thank you for your understanding.


It is a known fact that Xiaomi provides the Redmi Note series devices with only one Android OS update while the Mi series devices get two.

The latest info suggests that the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro might actually be up for a second Android OS update which has not been the case for the Redmi Note series devices so far.

While it is unclear how long it will take for the said update to arrive, Xiaomi usually takes a couple of weeks to migrate from the last Android OS beta to the latest version’s beta.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

The OEM has not made any official announcements on the matter while a Xiaomi Device team member also stated that the device in question will not get the latest OS update.

Nevertheless, the info from the release notes of the latest beta update make it clear that the OEM plans to update the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide more details once new information becomes available.


In the meantime, you can check out our Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

NOTE: There are more such stories in our dedicated Xiaomi section so be sure to go through it as well.

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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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