The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the next devices to receive Android 11
Xiaomi is set to upgrade the Redmi Note 8 Pro to Android 11 soon, albeit only on the beta branch of MIUI 12 for the time being. The company released the Redmi Note 8 Pro in August 2019 running Android 9.0 Pie, so Android 11 will probably be the final Android OS upgrade that it receives. However, Xiaomi builds MIUI on multiple versions of Android, so MIUI 12 will not be the end of the road for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. MIUI 12 runs on Android 9.0 Pie through Android 11, so software support for the Redmi Note 8 may end following two more major revisions of MIUI, which could well be called MIUI 14.
MIUI 20.12.9 will be the last beta build based on Android 10 for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is also the case for ten other devices. The Redmi Note 8 is scheduled to receive Android 11 as part of the next beta build, as is the Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K30S Ultra. The latter is a rebranded Mi 10T, for reference, that Xiaomi only sells in China.
These Android 11-based builds will only be available in China too, as Xiaomi no longer runs a beta program outside of its home country. However, the arrival of the OS upgrade for the likes of the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro at this juncture suggests that they should also be some of the first devices to which Xiaomi issues stable Android 11 upgrades. Currently, Xiaomi has only upgraded a handful of devices to Android 11, but up to a dozen more are due stable builds soon. The list of devices that should be graced by Android 11 as of the next MIUI 12 beta builds is as follows:
- Mi 9
- Mi 9 Pro
- Mi 9 SE
- Mi A3
- Mi CC9
- Mi CC9 Meitu Edition
- POCO X3 NFC
- Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro)
- Redmi K30S Ultra (Mi 10T/Mi 10T Pro)
- Redmi Note 8
- Redmi Note 8 Pro