Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is getting an Android Pie beta update in China
Xiaomi has had a busy year marked by lots of hits, among them the Xiaomi Mi 8 line of flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi 8 was the first device in Xiaomi’s fleet to embrace the display notch trend, but the powerful hardware specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and new software features including facial recognition enhanced by an IR camera more than made up for it. The device’s success has spawned two more variants on top of the Mi 8 EE and Mi 8 SE that launched alongside it. The mid-range Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro with a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner have both made their way to some international markets. If you own the latter device, then you’ll be glad to know that the official Android Pie beta should be coming soon as the Chinese model has received its first few betas.
Android 9 Pie comes to the Xiaomi Mi 8 UD (the name for the Mi 8 Pro in China) with MIUI 10 China Developer ROM version 8.11.28, which you can download and side-load via MIUI Updater in system settings if you are already running MIUI 10 China Stable ROM. Alternatively, you can flash it via TWRP if you have the Global version of the device so long as you have an unlocked bootloader. Keep in mind that MIUI China ROMs do not have Google Play Store pre-installed built-in and only offer Mandarin Chinese and English languages, so some of you may prefer waiting for the Global ROM release.
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