At an event in China, Xiaomi has announced some of their newest pieces of technology. These include the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha, their latest experimental, concept device with a display that wraps around the entire phone, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G which serves as the company’s newest 5G flagship, and their newest fleet of Mi TVs with 4K displays. But one thing that they’ve also announced was their next leap in software. The company announced MIUI 11, the latest version of their Android skin, which brings with a slew of improvements, refinements, and new features compared to MIUI 10.
The newest Xiaomi software comes preinstalled in the Mi 9 Pro 5G as well as in the Mi MIX Alpha, but it is also set to roll out to many other devices across all smartphone ranges. If you’re interested in trying it out right now and you have a relatively recent device, you can download the beta MIUI 11 builds—based on both Android 7.1 through Android 10 depending on the device—for the devices listed below. These are all recovery ROMs, meaning that you can easily flash them using TWRP.
MIUI 11 Beta Downloads
The available updates include:
|Device||Android version||Download link|
|Xiaomi Mi 9||Android 10||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 6||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi MIX 3||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro||Android 10||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 SE||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 8||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi MIX 2||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 9 SE||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Max 3||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Note 3||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 5X||Android 8.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus||Android 8.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X||Android 7||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix||Android 8||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 6A||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 6||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 5s||Android 8||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Note 2||Android 8||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 UD||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi Max 2||Android 7.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 5A||Android 8.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 5||Android 8.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi 4/4X||Android 7.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A||Android 7.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Lite||Android 7.1||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 EE||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Mi 6X||Android 9||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20||Android 10||Download|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 8||Android 9||Download|
Keep in mind that these are Chinese builds and thus do not come with Google Play Services or any Google apps pre-installed, though they are easy to sideload. The features may also be slightly different from what you expect from global builds as well, given that they’re focused towards the Chinese market. Lastly, the language options are likely limited to English and Chinese.
MIUI 11 Changelog
The full changelog for MIUI 11, when updating from MIUI 10, is as follows.
- Attention – Empowering the productive
- Comprehensive design optimized for fullscreen display devices
- Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content.
- Beauty starts with text. Our fonts matured.
- Now text looks gorgeous in all languages.
- Now, font weight can be adjusted automatically depending on the text.
- Ambient display
- Ambient display now comes with gorgeous dynamic themes.
- Essential information is displayed on your screen 24/7.
- Personalize your device with a unique signature.
- Keep your screen alive with our amazing special effects.
- Sounds of nature
- Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature with our new alarm ringtones.
- Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.
- Mi Share
- Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds.
- Mi Share works both on phones and computers.
- Preview your documents before you open them.
- Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer.
- MIUI allows you to cast videos, games, documents, and apps to more than 300 TV models directly from your phone.
- MIUI’s casting functionality allows you to hide personal items to keep all sensitive things private.
- Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps
- Plan your trips with MIUI: add your flight or train tickets, learn about the weather at your destination, get local mobile data, view the currency exchange rates, or contact your consulate abroad.
- Ultra battery saver
- Use this feature to challenge your device to a whole day on just 5% of the battery.
- More features
- Tasks. Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app. Receive timely notifications and mark things done.
- Kid space. Create a safe digital environment for your kids.
- Family guard. Control connected devices to help your friends and family.
- Screen time. View stats and manage your time more efficiently.
- Emergency SOS. Rapidly press the Power button 5 times to send an SOS message to your emergency contacts.
- Earthquake warnings. Stay safe and informed in case of an earthquake.
- Quick replies. Reply to messages from any app.
- Themes. Lots of free resources to make your device truly unique.
- Mi Community. Get the latest news from Xiaomi, test new features, and participate in our events.
- Autofill passwords. Store passwords on your device and use them whenever you need them.
- Calendar. All your events in one place.
- Mi AI 3.0. All-new. Much more powerful.
- Security. Safeguard and optimize your device.
- Game Turbo. Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console.
Are you excited about MIUI 11?