Less than a week before the launch of the Mi 11T range, Xiaomi has announced that its new flagships will benefit from an improved update policy. The Chinese manufacturer promises three Android system updates and four years of security updates for the Xiaomi Mi 11T and Mi 11T Pro models.
- Xiaomi extends the updated policy for the new flagships of the Mi 11T and Mi 11T Pro
- The manufacturer promises that the models will receive three Android versions
- Xiaomi’s flagship series is thus approaching Samsung’s update policy
The announcement officially promises a significant improvement in Xiaomi’s update policy. Until then, the manufacturer had only guaranteed security updates for at least 2 years.
In fact, Xiaomi offered two system updates for its high-end models and security patches for up to 3 years. However, Xiaomi was not really committed to it.
“Xiaomi is committed to providing users with industry-leading hardware and long-lasting performance. Continuing this commitment to users, Xiaomi is extending the lifecycle of Xiaomi smartphones by guaranteeing three generations of Android OS updates,” said Albert Shan, director of product and technology for the brand.
That sounds like good news, but there is one clear caveat on the part of the company: the new policy only applies to the two models that will hit the market next Wednesday. Unfortunately, other models are not affected by this update guarantee. This is where Xiaomi differs significantly from Samsung. The Koreans also benefit from the update guarantee for older models; for example, the Galaxy S10 series also receives security updates for four years.
In view of the fact that we expect Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 (or 888+) in the 11T Pro model, it is not unreasonable that the updated policy could be extended to the other Mi 11 models as well. They are also equipped with Qualcomm’s top SoCs, but Xiaomi does not yet give us an extended update guarantee for these models.
It remains to be seen whether Xiaomi will maintain this policy for the upcoming flagships, which are expected at the turn of the year. Either way, it’s good news for Xiaomi fans – even if not many devices from the Chinese manufacturer have benefited from it yet.
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