The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro, POCO F2 Pro and Mi 10 Pro receive Android 11 updates
Xiaomi has been upgrading its smartphones to MIUI 12 for a while now, giving many handsets a new lease of life. However, almost all these updates have been based on Android 9.0 Pie or Android 10, as Xiaomi builds MIUI on multiple versions of Android. The company seems to be gearing itself for another push though, this time onto Android 11.
Xiaomi released test builds to the global versions of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in September, but nothing more came of it. This week, however, Xiaomi finalised a stable Android 11 build for the Mi 10, signifying that it was taken development seriously, once again. Now, the company has released Android 11-based updates for the Redmi K30 Pro/POCO F2 Pro and Mi 10 Pro in China.
Both updates are MIUI V126.96.36.199, rather than the V188.8.131.52 that Xiaomi released to the global version of the Mi 10 Pro in September. You can try flashing the updates to your device should you wish to try Android 11 early on the POCO F2 Pro or Mi 10 Pro, although you will lose access to the Google Play Store and Google Mobile Services (GMS).
We expect Xiaomi to begin updating the POCO F2 Pro and Mi 10 Pro to Android 11 within the next few weeks or so, based on Xiaomi's past performance with issuing updates to the devices on different branches of MIUI. You can grab the OTA and recovery files for both MIUI V184.108.40.206 updates below: