The Xiaomi Redmi K20, Mi CC9 Pro and Redmi K30 may be next in line for Android 11-based MIUI 12 upgrades
Xiaomi has begun testing Android 11 on up to 6 devices, according to a new report. To recap, Xiaomi does not tie its in-house OS to a specific version of Android. Instead, the company currently distributes stable versions of MIUI 12 based on Android 9.0 Pie and Android 10 to devices, such as the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Pocophone F1.
However, the company plans to bring most of the devices that it has upgraded to MIUI 12 onto Android 11, too. Typically, Xiaomi provides two Android OS upgrades, although these may be distributed across more than two versions of MIUI. Xiaomi started testing Android 11 on the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro, as we reported over the summer.
Now, Xiaomi has suspended beta builds for the Mi CC9 Pro, Redmi K20 and Redmi K30 as of MIUI 20.9.21. According to the Xiaomi & MIUI News Telegram channel, Xiaomi has temporarily done this because it is readying the devices for Android 11. By extension, this should apply to the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro as they the Mi CC9 Pro by other names, along with the Mi 9T, the global version of the Redmi K20. The same should apply for the Poco X2, the Indian version of the Redmi K30.
The announcement suggests that Xiaomi is already internally testing Android 11 for these devices. It is unknown when Xiaomi will start pushing Android 11-based beta builds for these devices; however, the company pushes new beta builds weekly. Please note that these beta builds are only for devices enrolled on the China branch of MIUI, but they usually precede stable builds by a few months or so.