Redmi Note 8 gets Android 11 with MIUI 12 software update

Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the stable update to Android 11 for its 2019 top-selling handset Redmi Note 8 in India. Yes, you read that right. 2020 version of Android for a handset towards the end of 2021. The update has been long overdue and users have been eagerly awaiting it. For those who don’t know, the company rolled out the Android 11 update for the handset in March in China. Several users took him to Twitter to share the development. Redmi Note 8 Android 11 update comes with MIUI firmware version and weighs over 2GB.

Redmi Note 8 MIUI Update changelogs,

Optimized system performance
Improved system security and stability

Xiaomi hasn’t talked much about the update in the changelogs, but the update brings an updated Android security patch in October as well as some usual Android 11 features. The update also brings 1GB memory expansion, which is Xiaomi’s version of virtual RAM. It should be noted that the handset receives the MIUI 12 update based on Andorid 11, not the MIUI 12.5 update. So, Redmi Note 8 users in India will have to wait a bit longer to be able to use the latest MIUI features on their device.

As usual, this should be a gradual rollout, so it may take some time for the update to appear on your device. Android OEMs follow incremental deployments to minimize the impact of critical bugs. We can expect the brand to roll out the Android 11 update to all Redmi Note 8 users in India in the coming days. For those who are comfortable with manual flashing of the zip via the update method, here is the Download link.

Redmi Note 8 is now 2 years old and has already received two Android version updates which are Android 10 and Android 11. This means the handset will not receive another Android platform upgrade in the future. However, we can expect the company to update it to MIUI 12.5, and possibly to MIUI 13 in the future. Do you use a Redmi Note 8 as your daily driver? Have you received the update on your unit? Let us know in the comments below.

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