Android 10-based MIUI 11 updates for the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi Mix 3 are now in closed beta

Android 10-based MIUI 11 updates for the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi Mix 3 are now in closed beta

Late last month at an event in China, Xiaomi showcased some of its newest products, including the Mi Mix Alpha and the Mi 9 Pro 5G. Along with the hardware, the company also announced MIUI 11 at the event. The company’s latest Android skin brings a ton of improvements and new features compared to MIUI 10, and it’s slowly making its way to Xiaomi devices worldwide. The company has already rolled out beta MIUI 11 builds – based on Android 7.1 and above to a number of phones, including the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. These three devices previously received MIUI 11 builds based on Android Pie, but we’ve recently learned that they’ll soon receive builds based on Android 10.


The MIUI 11 closed beta nightlies from October 9th reveal that the aforementioned devices are now getting a bump up to Android 10. With the update, the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S and the Mi Mix 3 will receive Android 10 exclusive features like a system-wide dark theme, new gesture navigation, and more. However, these builds are part of a closed beta update, so it’ll be a while before they hit the stable channel. If you own any one of these three devices and want to try out the Android 10 update for yourself, you can download the respective update packages by following the links below. But before you go ahead and flash it on your device take note that these are very early versions of the software and you might experience some unforeseen issues.

MIUI 11 closed beta nightly based on Android 10 for the Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S XDA Forums

MIUI 11 closed beta nightly based on Android 10 for the Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 XDA Forums

MIUI 11 closed beta nightly based on Android 10 for the Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 XDA Forums

MIUI 11 Changelog

For those of you who aren’t up to date with what’s new in MIUI 11, here’s the full changelog for the update:

  • Attention – Empowering the productive
    • Comprehensive design optimized for fullscreen display devices
    • Removing visual clutter, improving touch controls, and refining the use of color allowed us to create the system where nothing stands between you and the content.
  • Beauty starts with text. Our fonts matured.
    • Now text looks gorgeous in all languages.
    • Now, font weight can be adjusted automatically depending on the text.
  •  Ambient display:
    • Ambient display now comes with gorgeous dynamic themes.
    • Essential information is displayed on your screen 24/7.
    • Personalize your device with a unique signature.
    • Keep your screen alive with our amazing special effects.
  •  Sounds of nature:
    • Wake up to the gentle sounds of nature with our new alarm ringtones.
    • Notification sounds won’t make you tired. Now, they keep changing dynamically, just like nature does.
  •  Mi Share:
    • Transfer files from phone to phone at breakneck speeds.
    • Mi Share works both on phones and computers.
  •  Documents:
    • Preview your documents before you open them.
    • Stay productive and efficient with our all-new Mi Doc Viewer.
  •  Casting:
    • MIUI allows you to cast videos, games, documents, and apps to more than 300 TV models directly from your phone.
    • MIUI’s casting functionality allows you to hide personal items to keep all sensitive things private.
  •  Printing:
    • Print photos and files directly from your phone without installing any additional apps
  •  Trips:
    • Plan your trips with MIUI: add your flight or train tickets, learn about the weather at your destination, get local mobile data, view the currency exchange rates, or contact your consulate abroad.
  •  Ultra battery saver:
    • Use this feature to challenge your device to a whole day on just 5% of the battery.
  •  More features:
    • Tasks. Manage and edit your tasks in the Notes app. Receive timely notifications and mark things done.
    • Kid space. Create a safe digital environment for your kids.
      Family guard. Control connected devices to help your friends and family.
    • Screen time. View stats and manage your time more efficiently.
    • Emergency SOS. Rapidly press the Power button 5 times to send an SOS message to your emergency contacts.
    • Earthquake warnings. Stay safe and informed in case of an earthquake.
    • Quick replies. Reply to messages from any app.
    • Themes. Lots of free resources to make your device truly unique.
    • Mi Community. Get the latest news from Xiaomi, test new features, and participate in our events.
    • Autofill passwords. Store passwords on your device and use them whenever you need them.
    • Calendar. All your events in one place.
    • Mi AI 3.0. All-new. Much more powerful.
    • Security. Safeguard and optimize your device.
    • Game Turbo. Turn your device into an ultimate gaming console.

Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer yshalsager for the tip!

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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