Surely the top of the line in the Redmi Note 9 series did not deserve such treatment. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has still not bagged Android 11 even in the form of a beta.

This comes even as its cheaper variant, the Redmi Note 9 Pro that comes with a 48MP camera instead of the Pro Max’s superior 64MP, was treated to Android 11 all the way back in November last year.


If usual patterns are to go by, Xiaomi usually releases updates for the pricier variants first followed by the cheaper ones. But this little unwritten rule has been overlooked here.

And as the delays grow, so do the users’ frustration. There have already been plenty of queries making rounds in the Mi Community inquiring about the status of Android 11 for the device and all have been given unsatisfactory replies.

Or at least most of them. A community moderator has now stated in response to a query that the Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is currently under internal testing, and when it passes, a stable rollout shouldn’t take long.


We don’t have any exact dates at the moment – but it’s under internal testing from what we know. So it shouldn’t take long.

Now, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has in fact been undergoing Chinese MIUI 12.5 beta testing, and builds under it have all been based on Android 11. From this, many would conclude that the device might now only bag Android 11 along with MIUI 12.5.

However, a stable MIUI 12.5 release isn’t exactly close as it is its expected release date is late Q2 2021. Also, a community mod also recently stated for the Redmi Note 9 that it will get Android 11-based MIUI 12 first followed by MIUI 12.5.


Thus, it is safe to say that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be treated similarly. It is also not unsafe to say that the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max may be under the final stages of Android 11 testing so you don’t need to wait much longer.

That said, for now, be sure to keep an eye on our dedicated Xiaomi Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 update trackers so that you don’t miss out on any new developments.

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