Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Mi Play join 68 other Mi and Redmi phones on Xiaomi's end-of-support product list
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Xiaomi Mi Play (Lotus) have reached their EOS status according to the Xiaomi Security Center. As pointed out by Xiaomiui, while absolutely critical updates may still be made for these devices, they will no longer receive general updates and security patches. This means the Mi 9 SE and Mi Play will become more vulnerable to online/software threats as time passes.
However, this is obviously a normal state of affairs as smartphone OEMs offer limited support for their products. There are dozens of devices listed by Xiaomi with an EOS status (see screenshots below), including the novel Mi Mix 2, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition with its interesting design, and the affordable Redmi Note 6 Pro.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE was an impressive phone at launch time, offering similar performance and features to the more-powerful Mi 9 and in a reasonably compact form. With an OLED panel and decent cameras for the time, the Mi 9 SE scored highly in our test. The older Xiaomi Mi 8 is still supported, although time might soon be up for the best-selling but aging Redmi Note 7 series.