MIUI 11: Best Features & Eligible Phones for Updates

Find out when your phone will receive the MIUI 11 update

Xiaomi brand is known as the budget king for smartphones releases devices with their very own custom skin of over Android called MIUI. It is a heavily customized UI from UI, with very little similarities to pure stock android. Yes, it does come with a bunch of additional helpful features that you don’t get with a stock android device. However, since they have a heavily customized skin, their updates also take a lot of time to roll out to their devices. Now, most of the Xiaomi devices run on MIUI 10 based on Android 9(Pie), but Xiaomi is promising MIUI 11 soon with Android 10 onboard. Android 10 beta updates have rolled out to Mi 9 as a trial run, but we can expect the stable version of Android 10 with MIUI 11 skin on top of it.

MIUI 11 Based Android 10

The company has been trying a lot to push out updates as soon as the official Android 10 was launched for the pixel devices. They have pushed out their beta version of MIUI 10 with Android 10 onboard. However, with MIUI 11 they will try to implement most of the Android 10 specific features directly into their UI. Xiaomi has made the MIUI 11 available for some selected devices to give a sneak peek of what is on offer from it. One of the peeks shows the settings menu, where each of the icons is different in colour and size. This gives the settings menu a punchy with easy to recognize sections. The next big change reported is the feature of Always-on display and a file-sharing platform available in the UI by default. This new Always-on display feature has plenty of options like changing the text colour or enabling Kaleidoscope for different design patterns. It also has the option to shift colour according to the time of day.

MIUI 11 settings page

According to some reports, Mi Mix Alpha will be the first device to come with MIUI 11 out of the box. But this is not a confirmed report as the tip was anonymous. Among the confirmed features we also have the dark mode coming in on MIUI 11. The dark mode is a major change with the Android 10, so it is not surprising to see MIUI incorporating it. But Dark mode is not the only Android 10 feature we see on MIUI 11. We also have the new icon packs, new app drawer, better AI capabilities, voice command unlocking, smooth animations, battery optimization and so on.

Here’s the List of Features

Voice Unlocking
Better Application Drawer
New sound effects
Dark Mode
Automatic Screenshot
Battery charging status
New icon packs
Smooth Animations
Battery Optimizations
Better AI Features
Different Status bar
Face + Fingerprint Unlock

When Will My Phone Get the MIUI 11 Update?

Xiaomi has officially announced 24 September as the launch date of MIUI 11. They are also releasing the Mi 9 Pro 5G and Mi Mix Alpha on that way. That is why so many people are speculating that Mi Mix Alpha will be the first device to come with MIUI 11. Now the MIUI 11 will be released in patches though, with the latest devices from Xiaomi getting the update first hand.

The company has already released MIUI 11 beta for Mi 9 and Redmi K20 Pro. But we will probably have to wait till the end of the year to see a couple of devices running on stable MIUI 11.

Poco F1 comes with a near-stock Android UI. So in reality, Poco F1 will be one of the first Xiaomi phones to receive the much-awaited MIUI 11 update. This is due to the fact that the Poco F1 has a near-stock Android UI. So there is less customization to think about here.


Update: MIUI 11 is now official (You can read full details here). The company has also shared the roadmap for Android 10 based MIUI 11 updates.

List of Xiaomi or Redmi Phones Getting MIUI 11 Update (Official)

Phase 1: October 22-31

Phase 2: November 4-12

  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Y1
  • Redmi Y1 Lite
  • Redmi Y2
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 4
  • Mi Mix 2
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi 5

Phase 3: November 13-19

Phase 4: December 18-26

  • Redmi Note 8 Pro

MIUI 11 update list

Well, whatever may be the case but Xiaomi will hopefully learn from their mistakes and incorporate a UI that everyone is fond of. A close to stock android experience is something that many Xiaomi phone users will appreciate.

About Sagar Choudhury

He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: [email protected]

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