As with most major OEM updates, MIUI brings a slightly changed aesthetic with softer tones and updated fonts and alert tones. Xiaomi claims the new fonts in the Chinese and English versions of MIUI 11 are the first in any OS to be dynamically scalable.

It’ll also allow you to highly customise the always on display with many different clocks or your own message in a range of designs.

The open beta for MIUI is available from today for a few Chinese Xiaomi phones and we expect a full version to be pushed to compatible devices in October.

The below timeline for devices receiveing MIUI 11 is via GSMArena and for Chinese devices, so roll out may vary in the rest of the world. It’s an impressively long list, though Xiaomi does release a lot of phones.

Phase 1 (mid-October)

  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 Explorer
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Mi Mix 2S
  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Youth
  • Mi 8 Explorer Edition
  • Mi 8 In-display Fingerprint Edition
  • Mi 8 SE
  • Mi Max 3
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 7

Phase 2 (late October)

  • Mi 9 Pro 5G
  • Mi CC 9
  • Mi CC 9 Meitu Custom Edition
  • Mi CC 9e
  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi Note3
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 6X
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi S2

Phase 3 (early November)

  • Mi Mix
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi 5X
  • Mi 5C
  • Mi Note2
  • Mi Play
  • Mi Max 2
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi Note 5A