Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro was announced on April 30, 2020 with a Snapdragon 720G SoC on-board. The device sports a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with a 1080×2400 pixels resolution. It further sports 64/128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM option with UFS 2.1 storage system. Talking about the operating system it runs on, Redmi Note 9 Pro comes preloaded with Android 10-based MIUI 11.
Google released its first Android 11 developer preview in February on Pixel devices followed by a few other participating smartphones. The Android 11 is expected to arrive in Q3 2020. It usually takes smartphone manufacturers a few weeks to tweak the stock Android with their custom UI such as how Xiaomi does it with its MIUI.
Android 11 – Overview
After the successful Android 10 (formerly known as Android Q), Google is ready for its next Android 11 (or Android R) upgrade. Google has already released a few developer previews starting as early as February. Going by the update timeline, Google will serve Android 11 beta updates to a handful of devices starting May and Xiaomi will be among the devices that will be ready to gauge it.
The final stable build is expected in Q3 2020 and going by the usual timeline, it could be around August and September where Google will release it at its iconic Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Based on the features discovered with developer previews, here are a few things that Android 11 will bring on-board.
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Show Refresh Rate
- Quick Access Wallet
- Power Menu Toggles
- New Permissions Options
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- New Notification History UI
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
Android 11 for Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro will surely receive an Android 11 upgrade although the timeline remains unavailable at the moment. The smartphone maker hasn’t yet confirmed the list of Android 11 supported devices. It will be getting Android 11 beta updates to a few of its flagship smartphones this month although that remains under wrap as well. It is also unknown whether Xiaomi will release Android 11 R before MIUI 12 or vice versa.