Xiaomi will be launching two new models to add to the Mi 11 (now Xiaomi 11) series, and as part of this news comes details of how long users can expect support in terms of OS and security updates.
The Xiaomi 11T is expected to bring many features of the current Xiaomi (Mi) 11 at a lower price point, but with a larger battery and a switch to MediaTek’s Dimensity 5G chipset. The Xiaomi 11T Pro will retain a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or 888+ SoC, with Xiaomi already revealing that it will also come with 120W fast-charging.
Now users can enjoy three years of Android OS updates, as well as four years of security patches.
More information about the new handsets themselves will become known at the launch event, taking place on September 15th.
Beijing, CHINA, September 9th 2021 – Xiaomi is announcing that Xiaomi 11T series – Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11T – will offer 3 generations of Android system upgrades, along with 4 years of security patches. With this change, Xiaomi 11T series users will enjoy a better user experience, and longer-term data security. Though other devices are not included at this time, Xiaomi believes this reflects a positive change, and is catered towards the needs of Xiaomi 11T series users.
“With the continuous improvement made to smartphone hardware, the life cycle of a smartphone is gradually lengthening, meaning users aren’t required to replace their smartphones as frequently. For this reason, more consumers place great importance on receiving the latest operating system updates, along with the latest features,” said Albert Shan, Head of Product & Technology, Xiaomi International. “Xiaomi is committed to providing users with industry-leading hardware and lasting performance. In continuation of this commitment to users, Xiaomi is further extending the life cycle of Xiaomi’s smartphones by ensuring three generations of Android operating system updates. This way, users can choose to use their current devices for a longer period, and enjoy the latest features along with it. At the same time, we will also provide users with security updates that ensure their devices operate securely for a longer period of time.”
Xiaomi will also evaluate the possibility of bringing the extended Android system and security upgrades services to more Xiaomi devices. “It is not a simple task for Xiaomi and its team to provide system updates and security patches to all of its previous smartphone models. However, the prospect of this challenge and meeting the desires of our customers is exciting. On one hand, we’re once again fulfilling Xiaomi’s brand promise to its global users – to provide amazing products. On the other hand, gradually extending the service life cycle of Xiaomi smartphones is a progressive move that furthers Xiaomi’s sustainability and environmental responsibility goals,” Albert Shan added.
The availability of Android operating system upgrades and features may vary from device to device and from market to market. The availability of the update will depend on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the complexity of the update, local regulations, market, and other factors.Xiaomi Press Release