Redmi K20 Becomes the First Xiaomi Phone in India to Receive Stable MIUI 11 Update

As promised at the Redmi Note 8 Pro launch event, Xiaomi has started rolling out the stable MIUI 11 update to the Redmi K20 smartphone in India. With this, the Redmi K20 becomes the first phone in the country to get the much-awaited MIUI 11 update that succeeds MIUI 10. For the unaware, MIUI 11 brings a lot of features to the Redmi K20 including dynamic video wallpapers, dynamic clock for the Redmi K20 series, Mi Work and there are some exclusive features being released to the Redmi K20 series as well. Notably, the Redmi K20 is receiving the update ahead of the Redmi K20 Pro as the latter is slated to get it sometime in the first week of November. Following Redmi K20, other phones like the Poco F1, Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 series will receive MIUI 11 starting this week.

Redmi K20 MIUI 11 Update: What’s New?

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones back in July in India. The phones which are currently available at a starting price of Rs 19,999 are the best ones in their respective segments. The Redmi K20’s base variant is now available at Rs 19,999 and it’s the best phone you can purchase right now in the said price range. The Redmi K20 Pro, on the other hand, is available at Rs 24,999 which makes it the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 855 SoC.

The Redmi K20 is a mid-range smartphone and it’s good to see the phone getting the MIUI 11 update ahead of its bigger sibling Redmi K20 Pro. Going by the changelog posted on Mi Community, MIUI 11 update for Redmi K20 brings comprehensive design optimised for full-screen display devices. The Always-On display has got some new features and it now offers dynamic themes, signature addition as a wake-up message, and new screen effects.

All the MIUI 11 features like file opener integration to Mi File Manager app, new Mi Tasks app, floating calculator app and all dynamic sound effects are added to the Redmi K20. Xiaomi also tweaked app icons to some extent, but it’s still providing the old icons which many users may still prefer. App Vault has received a design refresh as well and there are some new features to the Game speed booster as well. Redmi K20 users can disable key features like three-finger screenshot, auto-brightness and reading mode whenever the game booster mode starts.

MIUI 11 update is bring rolled out to the Redmi K20 users in a phased manner and that too via over-the-air. The OTA update is said to weight 766MB in size, considering on which build your Redmi K20 is running before MIUI 11 update.

Here’s When Your Xiaomi Phone Will Receive MIUI 11 Update

Xiaomi has revealed the complete roadmap of MIUI 11 update for 2019. In the first batch, popular Xiaomi phones like the Poco F1, Redmi K20, Redmi Y3, Redmi Note 7S, Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi 7 will receive the stable update. The first phase is between October 22 and October 31. In the second phase, phones like the Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Note 5, Redmi 4, Redmi Y2, Mi Mix 2, Mi Max 2, Redmi Y2, Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite, Redmi 5A will get the update. The second phase will begin on November 4 and will continue till November 12.

As for the third phase that begins on November 13, smartphones like the Redmi Note 8, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, Redmi 7A and Redmi Note 6 Pro will receive the update. In the last phase of 2019, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will get the update.

Chakri Kudikala

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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