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Infinix Android 11 R Supported device List: Features and Tracker

Infinix smartphone company was founded back in 2013 and it is based on Hong Kong. The Infinix phones are manufactured in France, Bangladesh, Korea, Hong Kong, China and India and are available in Asia and in about 30 countries across the world. Although the company is yet to make its presence felt in the smartphone market, there are certain Infinix devices that are packed with good specs and are available at an affordable price.

And as Google has already released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 for the developers to test out the environment for their apps, users of Infinix will be pretty excited to know which devices will be getting the Android 11 update. And in this post, we will keep you updated and posted about the supported Infinix devices that will get the XOS along with Android 11. We will also keep you updated regarding the features this new custom UI will bring in for the phones. So, that being said, let us take a look at the post itself:

What’s on Android 11?

The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.

android 11 timelineGoing by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs. Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time, when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e. the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update.

Android 11 Features

Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings (as spotted by Gadget Hacks):

  • Scheduled Dark Theme
  • ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
  • Built-in Screen Recorder
  • Pin Apps in the Share Menu
  • Send Images in Notification Replies
  • New APIs for 5G
  • Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
  • Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Bubble Notifications on by Default
  • New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
  • Show Refresh Rate
  • Power Menu Toggles
  • Quick Access Wallet
  • New Permissions Options
  • Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
  • Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
  • New Scoped Storage Permission
  • New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
  • New Notification History UI
  • Increase Touch Sensitivity
  • Better Back Sensitivity
  • Mobile Drivers License Support
  • Changes to BiometricPrompt API
  • Improved Call Screening
  • Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
  • Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
  • HDMI Low-Latency Mode
  • Low Latency Video Decoding
  • New Bluetooth Stack
  • Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
  • Music Player in Quick Settings
  • Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
  • Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock

Official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release:

As mentioned above, there will be a total of 6 updates of Android 11 before the final stable updates are provided to the OEMs after which the OEMs will tweak the Android 11 according to their custom skins and roll out for the masses. Below is the official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release timeline:

Timeline Build Type Developer actions
February Developer Preview 1 Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes. Priority window for feedback on APIs. Explore new APIs and behavior changes and report any critical issues or requests to us during this time.
March Developer Preview 2 Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes. Give us feedback as you work with APIs and behavior changes. Begin early app compatibility testing.
April Developer Preview 3 Incremental update for stability and performance. Get apps ready for consumers Beta. Continue compatibility testing, publish updates without changing targeting. Notify SDK and library developers of any issues.
May Beta 1 Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta. Continue compatibility testing, watch for feedback from Android Beta users. Start early testing with targeting Android 11.
June Beta 2 Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviors. Play publishing opens. Start final compatibility testing for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Release compatible versions. Continue work to target Android 11.
Q3 Beta 3 Release candidate builds. Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue work to target Android 11. Build with new features and APIs.
Q3 Final release Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem. Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue

Supported Devices List

Although the company has not revealed any plans of what, when and which devices will be updated to the latest Android 11 update, you can check out the tentative list of the Android 11 supported devices list:

Infinix Hot 9

Infinix Hot 9 released in March 2020 with MediaTek Helio A25 processor. The device runs on Android 10-based XOS 6.0. Since it has been just a few weeks from its release, it is highlighted that Infinix Hot 9 will get Android 11 R sometime next year. The exact timeline isn’t confirmed yet since Infinix hasn’t released the roadmap yet.
Status: It is likely to get Android 11 R
Date: TBA

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Infinix S5 Pro

Infinix is known for its budget smartphones and S5 Pro isn’t any different. It packs in a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel alongside up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device boasts an Helio P35 12nm chipset and arrived with Android 10.0. This makes it highly likely that S5 Pro will get bumped to Android 11 R sometime next year.
Status: It is likely to get Android 11 R
Date: TBA

Infinix S5 Lite

Infinix S5 Lite arrived in November last year with an Helio P22 processor on-board. The device sports a giant 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel, a triple rear AI camera, and a 16MP single front camera. The device made its debut running on Android 9.0 based XOS 5.5 so this model will likely be bumped to Android 11 R although not confirmed yet.
Status: It is likely to get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix Smart 4

Smart 4 is the next in the series with a release date set in October 2019. The phone arrived with Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition. It is likely to get Android 11 R Go Edition although the timeline is unavailable at this moment so take it with a pinch of salt.
Status: It is likely to get Android 11 Go
Date: TBA

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Infinix Smart 4c

The Smart 4c made it to the market in December 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie standard unlike its sibling Smart 4. The device sports an entry-level Helio A22 processor paired along with 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Since there’s no official confirmation yet, we could say that it may or may not get the update.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix S5

Infinix launched S5 in October last year. It sports an Helio P22 SoC with 64GB ROM and 4GB of internal storage. The device originally arrived with Android 9.0 Pie which means it may or may not receive Android 11 R as we aren’t confirmed yet. You need to wait for the official timeline to get a clear picture.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix Hot 8

Next up, we have Infinix Hot 8, another budget phone with Helio A22 processor similar to the Smart 4 series. The device boasts up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage depending upon which model you pick. As it arrived with Android 9.0 based XOS 5.0, there is a possibility that it could get Android 11 although you need to take it with a pinch of salt.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix Note 6

Infinix Note 6 was released in June 2019 with Helio P35 12nm chipset paired alongside 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The device begged Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box which raises the probability that it might get Android 11 sometime next year. Note that this is an assumption and is not confirmed until Infinix posts an official Android 11 roadmap.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix Smart3 Plus

Smart3 Plus, the phone sports a 6.21-inch LTPS LCD panel with Helio A22 12nm chipset under the hood. The phone is equipped with a triple rear camera and 2/3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. As the phone was released with Android 9.0 Pie, it could likely get Android 11 R although nothing is engraved on a stone at this moment.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix S4

Released in April 2019, Infinix sports a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As it debuted with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, it is likely one of the candidates that could get Android 11 sometime next year.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Infinix Hot 7 Pro

Finally, the last phone that I suspect to get Android 11 R based on its specs and the release date, is Infinix Hot 7 Pro. The phone packs in an Helio P22 or Helio P25 chipset based on which variant you choose. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box which is a reason why it is here in this ‘Supported Devices’ list. So, it is safe to assume that it may or may not get Android 11 sooner or later.
Status: It may or may not get Android 11
Date: TBA

Non-Supported Devices

  • Infinix Hot 8 Lite
  • Infinix Hot 7
  • Infinix Zero 6 Pro
  • Infinix Zero 6
  • Infinix Smart 2 HD
  • Infinix Hot 6X
  • Infinix Note 5 Stylus
  • Infinix S3X
  • Infinix Hot 6
  • Infinix Note 5
  • Infinix Smart 2 Pro
  • Infinix Smart 2
  • Infinix Hot 6 Pro
  • Infinix Hot S3
  • Infinix Zero 5 Pro
  • Infinix Zero 5
  • Infinix Hot 5 Lite
  • Infinix Hot 5
  • Infinix Note 4 Pro
  • Infinix Note 4
  • Infinix Smart
  • Infinix S2 Pro

Features

As of now, there is no information related to the list of new features and enhancements the XOS which will be based on Android 11, will bring in for the Infinix phones. We will keep you posted and updated with it, once we have more information in this regard.

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