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When your Xiaomi phone will get MIUI 11

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Xiaomi is just about ready to roll out the newest iteration of its custom Android interface — MIUI 11. The firmware based on Android 7.1 up to Android 10 (depending on the device) will be coming to 42 devices during a staggered rollout that starts October 22.

(UPDATE: MIUI 11 will be based on Android 7.1 up to Android 10. We updated the article to reflect this. Hat tip to our reader for the correction!)

The first batch includes 14 devices, and the time table for MIUI 11’s release is between October 22 and 31. These include the following:

The second rollout has a tentative release date between November 4 and 12. This batch has the bulk of the Xiaomi devices with 23 units expected to get the update:

And the third and final phase for the international market is set between November 13 and 29. There are a total of five devices included in this batch:

Xiaomi mentioned the Redmi 7A in both the first and third rollout phase, which we think might be a typo.

As we mentioned, these are still tentative timelines based on the company’s existing testing plan, so actual release might vary. It does give us a bigger picture of what devices will be getting Android 10.

MIUI 11 brings a more polished look to the custom UI. It offers softer icons, a new Mi Lan Pro system font, better always-on display feature, and system-wide dark mode. There are new animations, themes, and wallpapers to choose from. The notification system has been improved as well.

Xiaomi promises more natural sound effects and alarms; better power-saving mode; a new Mi Go Travel suite for all your booking and travel-related needs; and Mi Work suite that comes with pre-installed WPS office apps and better file management support.

The company is also introducing Family Guard, which lets you track your family members’ location and set time restraints on specific app use.

We must remind you that due to restrictions, we expect that not all of these features will make its way to your device.

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Contributor: Nicole Batac spent the last 10 years as a consumer tech and lifestyle journalist and editor for print publications like Speed Magazine and 2nd Opinion Magazine and has had her work appear in other local publications. She now braves the world of freelance writing. In her free time, she obsessively listens to music, binge-watches shows on Netflix, eats well, and sleeps in.