Xiaomi Mi 11 and Redmi K40 will be the first to receive Android 12

by Kelvin
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra está entre os primeiros celulares a serem atualizados para o Android 12 (Imagem: Divulgação/Xiaomi)

THE Xiaomi informed, on Tuesday (5), which will be its first cell phones to receive the Android 12. The initial list will consist of Chinese versions of some smartphones of the lines Mi 11 and Redmi K40. But the release date of Google’s new operating system for the brand’s phones is still a mystery.

The information came from a post on the Chinese social network Weibo. According to the manufacturer, the update will come first to Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, in addition to the Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+. The company, however, did not reveal when the successor to Android 11 will reach other models and global versions of smartphones of brand.

The announcement went public the day after the release of the final version of Android 12. The update is highlighted by a new interface thanks to the Material You interface, privacy improvements, games and more. The system will reach cell phones from Xiaomi, Samsung and other brands “still this year”, according to Google on Monday (4).


Android Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke also unveiled the dessert name for Android 12. “A cool background to celebrate the launch of the Android Snow Cone [‘raspadinha de gelo’, em tradução livre]”, he stated in a publication of the Twitter made this Monday (4).

Xiaomi’s ad is aimed at the Chinese version of MIUI. But the manufacturer is already preparing the update for global editions as well: last Wednesday (29th), the company began calling on users to test the Android 12 interface. Check out the models enabled for the program:

  • Mi 11;
  • Mi11i;
  • Mi 11 Ultra.

There are also other requirements for joining the testing program. In addition to the eligible cell phone, the participant still needs to be 18 years old or older and some extra knowledge to restore the phone if necessary. But just like the Chinese version, it’s not known when Android 12 will reach all Mi 11 owners globally.

With information: GSMArena