The Apple of China, Xiaomi has grown to become one of the largest Chinese smartphone maker thanks to its persuasive and intelligent marketing & pricing schemes in India, China, and other markets. I2019, Xiaomi and Google are working together by introducing two smartphones signed up under Project Treble that allowed major Android updates to be sent via OTA including both beta and MTU updates faster than other smartphones.
Google introduced the next, 10th generation Android 10 at the Google I/O Conference 2019 earlier this year. Google has resorted to name its upcoming Android OSes with numbering system , Android Qis now known as Android 10 while its successors will follow the same numbering system as well. Since then, Google has pushed out a tonne of beta updates and finally, on September 3rd, it’s released an official stable update and was pushed out to Google Pixel device and Essential Phones the same day.
Android 10 introduces some of the new features is along with improvements over the last Android Pie 9.0 version such as improved navigation gestures, system wide dark mode, native 5G support, native support to foldable displays. It will also have revamped Digital Wellbeing feature that was announced back in Android Pie. It will also have Focus Mode that eliminates distractions and improves focus and more.
Android 10 Features
Gesture based Navigation System:
Foldable & 5G Ready:
More Control over Privacy:
List of Android 10 Q Supported Xiaomi Mi and Redmi Devices :
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi’s flagship Mi series has plenty of devices and the top-notched and recently launched is Xiaomi Mi 9. It features the giant 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with HDR10 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It packed in the last Snapdragon 855 SoC backed with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128GB storage along with the triple camera set up at the back. It was introduced with Android 9.0 Pie bundled with MIUI 10 and has currently received Android 10 Q beta 3 updates as a part of Google’s Project Treble.
Estimated Date: Eligible (Received Beta Update already) [October / November 2019]
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The next in the list is Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, a mid-range smartphone that falls in the category of sub-300 EUR pricing. The phone supports SDM712 10nm octa-core processor clocked at max 2.3 GHz while the Adreno 616 GPU supports graphics with a 6GB built-in RAM and a 64/128GB internal storage which are some of the best specifications in this price range thanks to the brand like Xiaomi. The 48+13+8MP triple-camera rear setup and a 20MP front add the another stone in jewelry as well. Finally, the device comes with MIUI 10 based on Android Pie 9.0 pre-loaded which means there is little doubt that it will receive Android 10 update but perhaps the timeline is unavailable.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Regarded as the Apple of China, Xiaomi introduced Mi Mix 3 flagship smartphone last year in October. It sports a large 6.36-inch Super AMOLED display cald with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. It was powered by Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC backed with 6/8/10GB internal storage along with maximum internal storage up to 256GB. It was launched just after Android Pie 9.0 was official which means it had the new OS out-of-the-box with EMUI 10 on top of it. No doubt it will get Android 10 as the official launch was held in September this year while it is also eligible to get Android 11 in 2020.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Launched before the next-gen Mi Mix 3 was introduced, Mi Mix 2S still comes with high-end specifications including a Snapdragon 845 SOC paired with Adreno 630 and a RAM option up to 8GB with a internal storage of up to 256GB. It packed in a dual 12+12MP with 4-axis OIS and 2x optical zoom (respectively) camera set up while a single 5MP sensor dominates the front in a rather different placement on the chin. Announced with Android Oreo 8.1, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has already received its major software upgrade to Android Pie 9.0 MIUI 10 and could end up getting Android 10 as well.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Last year, a number of smartphones were released in Mi 8 series such as the Mi 8 Pro which as the name suggest, and is the higher end model compared to others. Introduced in September 2018, it runs on Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz (max) while it has 128GB internal storage and 6/8GB RAM options. It has a front and back glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protecting its 6.21-inch sAMOLED display with a 402 PPI density. With a powerful processor and abundant RAM/ROM and a single major update yet, it is a key candidate to receive yet another Android 10 update without a doubt.
Xiaomi Mi 8
The standard Mi 8 has almost the similar specification as the Pro variant expect the telephoto lens and the variety of RAM and ROM options to choose from such as 6/8GB and 64/128/256GB respectively. It already received MIUI 10.1 based on Android Pie 9.0 and it is up for Android 10 along with Mi 8 Pro and Lite as it has just been the year after its release.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
The Xiaomi 8 Lite is indeed a toned-down version of Mi 8 and features SDM660 in a entry-level price range. It has two RAM and ROM variants along with a dual 12+5MP rear and a single 24MP shooter. It is also one of the Xiaomi smartphones to get Android 10 update now that Google has launched the OS this month and it will be followed by a rollout from Xiaomi’s end early or later next year.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Introduced as an entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi Y3 sports a Snapdragon 632 octa-core SoC along with 3/4GB RAM and storage expandable up to 1TB. It packed in the entry-level dual 12+2MP rear and a 32MP front sensor while being protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It supports 4G and it is splash resistant backed with Adreno 506 GPU and runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Pie 9.0 and hopefully,it will be getting an Android 10 update early next year if not early.
Xiaomi Mi A2
Also known as Mi 6X, the Xiaomi Mi A2 was introduced last year in July in a budget-friendly price range. It comes with SDM660 with a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz coupled with 4/6GB RAM and internal storage of 32,64, and 1258GB. It is also an Android One smartphone which means it is among the first to get major updates as it has already shown after getting an bump from Android Oreo 8.1 to Android Pie 9.0 last year. It is expected to get Android 10 updates as well so we will probably have to wait for the 2020 to unfold to get an update via OTA.
Estimated Date: To Be Announced
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
Launched alongside Mi A2, the Mi A2 Lite is as the same suggests, a toned-down version of the standard Mi A2. It sports SDM625 clocked at 2.0 GHz along with 3/4GB RAM and internal storage of 32/64GB. Rather than getting a 12+20MP sensor at the back with A2, the Lite version got a 12+5MP dual camera setup. But perhaps it is an Android One smartphone which means it is highly likely that it will surely get a Android 10 update as it has already gone through one major upgrade from Oreo to Pie.
Xiaomi Mi Play
Xiaomi Mi Play is an entry level smartphone powered by Mediatek Helio P35 octa-core processor with PowerVR GE8320 with 4GB RAM that allows it to process faster and quicker. It sports a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display and was introduced with Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box back in December 2018 which means it can still get Android 10 update as it is eligible although a Chinese manufacturer hasn’t clarified it yet.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Note 7 was launched in January 2019 and comes in two trims i.e. 48+5MP (Global) and 12+2MP (India). It features a humongous 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. It runs on Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC with Adreno 512 and 3/4/6GB RAM and a storage option maxing at 128GB. Since it came with MIUI based on Android 9.0 Pie, it is estimated to receive an Android 10 update without fail although we are still to do determine the timeline yet.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
You wouldn’t suspect the latest Redmi Note 7 Pro to get Android 10 update because it will. It offers a 4/6GB RAM option while powered by Snapdragon 675 octa-core SoC and an Adreno 612 GPU. It runs on Android Pie 9.0 based MIUI 10 which is fluid and smooth and so will be the next version that will be based on Android 10. The Note 7 Pro sports a dual 48+5MP sensor while the front is dominated by 13MP and that’s all within an INR16,000 or 200 EUR mark which is made its a popular smartphone this year after it sold millions of units upon listing.
Xiaomi Black Shark
Introduced with Android Oreo 8.1 last year, Black Shark is a gaming-oriented smartphone powered by Snapdragon 845 10nm processor and a 6/8GB RAM followed by 64/128GB internal storage. It reportedly received an Android Pie 9.0 some time ago which means it is up for yet another major update for Android 10 although it is shrouded in mystery as Xiaomi hasn’t posted the list of Android 10 supported devices as of now. Being one of the most powerful gaming phones of 2018, it is speculated to support yet another major Android update so we are hoping it receives the same someone early year if not by the end of this year.
Estimated Date: To Be Announced
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
The successor to last year’s Black Shark was introduced by Xiaomi in March 2019. Similar to the previous version, it is too a powerful gaming-oriented smartphone powered by the next-gen Snapdragon 855 octa-core 7nm chipset accompanied with Adreno 640, 8/8/12 RAM and an internal storage option of up to 256GB. It sports high-end 48MP+12MP dual sensor at the back and a 20MP front sensor. It runs on the latest Android Pie 9 and it is in line to get Android 10 Q update without any hassle although the timeline is in mystery as of right now.
The high-end specifications-fed Pocophone F1 became the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 845 octa-core 10nm processor in a budget range accompanied by Adreno 630 and 6/8GB RAM that allows it to process data at a lightning speed. As per now, it runs on Android Pie 9.0 stocked with MIUI 10.2.3 POCO UI and it is estimated to get the last major update Android 10 as well.
More devices will be added later…