Redmi 6 and 6A Start Receiving MIUI 11 Update Based on Android 9 Pie in India

The Redmi 6's MIUI 11 update carries the build number- MIUI 11.0.1.0.PCGMIXM and the Redmi 6A carries MIUI 11.0.4.0.PCBMIXM

Highlights
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A are now receiving stable MIUI 11 update in India
  • MIUI 11 update also brings October 2019 security patches
  • The update for both the phones is based on Android 9 Pie

Xiaomi continues to roll out MIUI 11 stable update to its smartphones. As part of the second phase MIUI 11 rollout, the entry-level phones from Xiaomi- the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A are now getting the update in India. Next on the list would be Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4 and other popular Xiaomi smartphones which were released back in 2018 and 2017. MIUI 11 stable update for the Redmi 6 weighs around 508MB, whereas the same OTA update for Redmi 6A is said to come at the cost of 511MB data. Alongside the key features of MIUI 11, the smartphones are also being updated to October 2019 security patches with the same stable build. Similar to other devices, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A MIUI 11 stable update is currently available only to a limited number of users and the broader rollout will begin sometime later this month.

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A MIUI 11 Update Rollout Started

Xiaomi just launched the Mi Note 10 in Europe and the phone comes with MIUI 11 out of the box. That’s not all. The Chinese company continues to seed MIUI 11 stable update to the smartphones released in 2018 and 2017. The Redmi 6A and the Redmi 6 smartphone users are now reporting the MIUI 11 update arrival, weighing 511MB and 508MB in size. The update adds October 2019 security patches to both the phones.

The Redmi 6’s MIUI 11 update carries the build number- MIUI 11.0.1.0.PCGMIXM and the Redmi 6A carries MIUI 11.0.4.0.PCBMIXM. That said, we checked for the MIUI 11 update on Redmi 6A, but the update did not reach our smartphone still. Clearly, Xiaomi is rolling out the update to both the phones in a staged manner.

All the MIUI 11 features like dynamic wallpaper, video wallpaper, dark mode and so on are being added to both the smartphones. Next up, Xiaomi will roll out the update to Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Y2, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Mi Mix 2 and Mi Max 2 smartphones by November 12. The second phase of MIUI 11 rollout began on November 4 and the first phone to get the update was the Redmi K20 Pro.

Redmi Note 8 Series Last in the Line to Receive MIUI 11 Stable Update

In other news, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphones in India last month. However, both the new phones from Xiaomi will get the MIUI 11 stable update only in the third and fourth phases respectively. The third phase of MIUI 11 rollout will begin in the third week of November and the Redmi Note 8 is part of that list alongside other phones like Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. The Redmi 7A, Redmi 8A and the Redmi 8 were released just a few weeks ago, so all the Xiaomi phones launched recently are yet to receive the MIUI 11 update.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is the best smartphone under Rs 15,000, will get the update only at the end of December. The reason behind the delay could be the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset. The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A are also powered by MediaTek chipsets, but they were released at the end of 2018, which allowed Xiaomi to release the MIUI 11 update to them faster.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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