List of Xiaomi devices that will not receive the MIUI 13.5 update

Xiaomi created a new step for its user interface with the MIUI 12 generation. Instead of bringing a new version, the company released MIUI 12.5 as an incremental upgrade with important changes and enhancements. Now, the Chinese giant is set to do the same with MIUI 13 that was introduced few months ago. It will introduce the first “big” incremental update and that will certainly come in the form of MIUI 13.5.

MIUI 13.5

While a good number of Xiaomi smartphones gets the MIUI 13 updates, running Android 11 or Android 12, it seems only few would be eligible to receive the MIUI 13.5 update, according to a new report.

According to the report, Xiaomi smartphones whose devices run on Android 11 will not get the MIUI 13.5 update. That’s a major twist in Xiaomi’s story, after all, in the past versions the company was able to keep updating MIUI in disregard to the underlying Android version.

We have been seeing a change in recent years, and now things are becoming more complicated. Apparently, it’s becoming more difficult for Xiaomi to keep supporting devices with newer MIUI updates when they’re running older Android versions. Now, the company has ultimately decided to drop software support for Android 11 smartphones.

Below, you’ll see a list of the smartphones that will NOT get the highly-anticipated MIUI 13.5 update. Kindly note that this list is not official, as Xiaomi is yet to reveal the devices that won’t get MIUI 13.5.

List of Xiaomi devices that will not receive the MIUI 13.5 update (Unofficial)

MI

  • Mi 9
  • 9 SE
  • 9 Lite
  • Mi 9 Pro
  • Mi 9T
  • 9T Pro
  • Mi CC9
  • CC9 Meitu

REDMI

  • Redmi K20
  • K20 Pro
  • K20 Pro Premium
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8T
  • Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9AT
  • 9i
  • 9C

POCO

  • POCO C3
  • C31

The list consists of smartphones that use the old Android version from 2019. Since Xiaomi has been adopting some native Android features and adjusting them to MIUI, it’s becoming harder for the company to keep supporting devices running older software. Hence, older phones won’t get MIUI 13.5. Or maybe, the company just wants to move away from old devices. After all, it keeps launching a myriad of smartphones every year, and the newer ones have basically “mandatory” software support. Leaving older handsets behind gives more room for the “development team” to support these new smartphones. Like it or not, that’s how the industry has been working in the last years, with just a few exceptions. Samsung for instance had learned from its mistakes and is offering an impressive level of Android support for flagships and a few select mid-range smartphones.

The lack of MIUI 13.5 updates will certainly hit the hearts of some users. But it’s a common behavior for many brands to leave older devices behind. Of course, the news will be hard to digest for some users, in special those rocking Redmi K20 series (Mi 9T series) smartphones. After all, these have been suffering for months with a buggy Android 11 release.

Obviously, the list does not include recent devices launched with Android 11. Smartphones such as those in the Redmi Note 11 series should see an update to Android 12 in the coming months, therefore they will receive MIUI 13.5 and should receive at least two future MIUI updates.

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