Xiaomi is rather sluggish in updating its smartphones to the new iteration of the Android operating system. It gives priority to the flagships of the Chinese market, which in recent years have been at the forefront of those who quickly receive a new version of the green robot. But this does not mean that users are not interested in knowing whether their smartphone will be updated before the next Android iteration or not. The users are waiting for MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
Two weeks ago, a list of Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO and Black Shark models appeared on the network that can count on receiving the Android 12 update. This is not an official list, but it was assured by the creators that it was compiled taking into account the Xiaomi support policy and based on data received from MIUI developers.
It has been two weeks and now there are some corrections. POCO C3, POCO M2 and POCO M2 Reloaded dropped out of the contenders for Android 12. There is no longer any doubt that Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi 9 T and Redmi 9 Power will get Android 12. There has been a replenishment in the list of devices on which the twelfth version of the green robot is already being tested. The flagship devices now include Xiaomi Mi 11 series, Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Redmi K30 S Ultra. This means that they will be among the first to update to the stable version of Android 12.
Which Xiaomi will receive Android 12 and MIUI 13: a list of smartphones
As for the timing and priority of the release of updates, there is no information. We also remind that this list is not official and we expect the final shortlist of smartphones for receiving Android 12 in August simultaneously with the announcement of MIUI 13 or in September, when the final assembly of Android 12 should be presented.
If we talk about MIUI 13, then here is an approximate list of smartphones that should receive it:
- Xiaomi Mi 11 series ;
- Xiaomi Mi 10 series;
- Xiaomi-Mi Mix Fold;
- Redmi Note 10 series;
- Redmi Note 9 line;
- Redmi-K40 series;
- Redmi K30 series;
- Redmi K20 series;
- Redmi-9 line;
- Redmi 10X series;
- POCO M2 / M2 Pro;
- Poco X3 / POCO X3 NFC / Poco X3 Pro ;
- POCO-X2 / X2 Pro;
- Black Shark 4/4 Pro;
- Black Shark 3/3 Pro / 3S;
- Black-Shark 2/2 Pro.
As a reminder, Xiaomi adopts a unique firmware update strategy; its devices may get the latest user interface version of MIUI but still based on an old Android version.