Recently Xiaomi released Android 11 updates for their phones and surprisingly the Note 9 series is one of the first to get this update. Even Mi 10 series is waiting for it and this is new for the company because in the past they have always rolled out major software updates from premium to budget chronology. According to me it is a step in the right direction because the majority of Xiaomi consumers buy their budget series phones.
The update itself does not bring a lot of improvements from MIUI 12 apart from the fact that it is based on Android 11. The download size is 2.3GB and can be flashed via recovery, however you should wait for the update to appear via OTA
However, is this a good or a bad thing, well depends on the perspective of consumers. For instance, a person using the Mi 10 series smartphone might feel that their device should have been updated first with the latest and greatest software because they paid a premium for that phone, on the other hand a person using a phone from Redmi Note 9 series might feel that Xiaomi is paying attention to its budget line-up too rather than only on their top dogs in the market. Whatever it is, it creates an image of dependency of the brand that they are not forgetting their budget range devices even if they are powered by Mediatek processors as it is a common view in the community that these devices don’t get updates frequently or at all. Coming at the matter in hand, Mi 10 is their flagship and will get an update soon too so it is nothing to frown upon.
- Device: Redmi Note 9S/Pro
- Code Name: CURTANAINGlobal
- Channel: India Stable
- Version: V18.104.22.168.RJWINXM
- Android: 10
- Type: Recovery
You can download the Redmi Note 9S/Pro’s Android 11 based MIUI 12 update as a full package from the link given above and flash it on your devices with Twrp. If you have trouble installing ROMs, you can get help from Xiaomiui Telegram group.
- Screen: 6.67″, 1080 x 2400 pixels, IPS LCD
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125)
- Battery: 5020 mAh, Li-Po
- Main Camera: 48MP, f/1.8, Quad Camera
- RAM and Storage: 4/6GB RAM, 64GB ROM – 4GB RAM, 128GB ROM – 6GB RAM
- Dimensions: 165.8 • 76.7 • 8.8 mm (6.53 • 3.02 • 0.35 in)
- OS: Android 10.0; MIUI 11
- Antutu Score: 275k v8