Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A users in India are now receiving the MIUI 11 update – in line with Xiaomi’s official announcement. The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A, in fact, are getting the MIUI 11 update early – they were supposed to start getting the update in the third wave, starting from November 13.
Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A users are taking to Xiaomi’s online MIUI forum to confirm getting the MIUI 11 update, alongside sharing screenshots of the said update. The MIUI 11 update bumps up the Android security version to October 2019 but the major version stays put at Android 9 Pie – meaning, these phones aren’t being updated to Android 10 just yet.
MIUI is the Android-based software that runs on all Xiaomi devices except its Android One phones like the Mi A3. Xiaomi claims the MIUI 11 update “significantly upgrades the design element and brings a new set of refined features with a visually enhanced interface with Dark Mode.” It brings “new customizations to the popular Always-on display” in compatible phones. The MIUI 11 update will also bring new dynamic ambient nature sounds for notifications plus a new Mint Keyboard with support for over 25 Indian languages.
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be updating as many as 28 of its devices to MIUI 11. The updates have started hitting Xiaomi devices in a phased manner beginning October end (from October 22 and will be completed by the end of this year.
In the ongoing second phase (November 4-November 12) phones like the Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi Y2, Redmi 4, Mi Mix 2, and Mi Max 2 will be updated to MIUI 11 – you can also add the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A to that list now.
Phones like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 7A and Redmi Note 8 will be updated to MIUI 11 in phase 3 (November 13-November 29). The Redmi Note 8 Pro will meanwhile be the last to get the MIUI update between December 18-26.