There is no shortage of tech manufacturers in China. This is why there is no shortage of Chinese smartphone manufacturers in the smartphone world. Be it the likes of celebrated brands like OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei, Realme, etc. or the game-centric Nubia smartphones. Matter of fact, if we talk about gaming smartphones, one of the brands that pops-up in our minds is the Nubia Red Magic. The phone has been widely appreciated by gamers and users.
The company was a subsidiary of ZTE until 2015 after which it became an independent company. However, one should rule out the fact that Nubia only makes game-centric devices, rather it has a portfolio of high-end and innovative smartphones that cater to the needs of every segment. In this post, we will talk about the Android 11 features, release date and supported devices list of Nubia phones. We will keep updating this post, once a new Android 11 news pops-up on the internet. So, that being said, let us jump right into the article itself:
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.
Going 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:
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
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[/su_spoiler]
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Release candidate builds.
Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue work to target Android 11. Build with new features and APIs.
Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.
Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue
Supported Devices List
There is no confirmed piece of information regarding the list of Android 11 supported devices by Nubia, as it is still very early days for Android 11. We will keep you updated once any information is available in this matter.
Nubia Red Magic 5G
Nubia Red Magic 5G is powered by a serious hardware configuration. It is powered by the most powerful Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G support. It has up to 16GB of RAM with 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. It arrived in March with Android 10-based Red Magic 3.0 which makes it quite the obvious choice to get Android 11 R once the latter arrives this August. Status: It will get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
Nubia Red Magic 3S
Nubia Red Magic 3S is a gaming phone as well with Snapdragon 855+ under the hood flanked by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device sports a 5,000 mAh battery that keeps its 6.65-inch AMOLED display running for hours on end. The device made it to the shelves with Android 9.0 Pie last year and no doubt it is in line to get Android 11 R thanks to its flagship status and the fact that it was released last year. Status: It will get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
Nubia Z20 is no exception, it is a flagship smartphone. It features a 6.42-inch AMOLED panel with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. The device has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC with 6 and 8GB RAM and 128GB and 512GB of internal storage. Nubia Z20 was released with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box which is one of the Nubia devices that are likely to get Android 11 R. Status: It will get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
Nubia mini 5G
Nubia mini 5G packs in Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The device being released in 2019 was rolled out with Android 9.0 Pie which is why it is one of the potential recipients of Android 11 R although you need to wait for the official confirmation from ZTE Nubia. This is a tentative list and could change once Nubia releases an official Android 11 R roadmap. Status: It is likely to get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
Nubia Red Magic 3
Red Magic 3 from Nubia packs in a 6.65-inch AMOLED panel with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. The device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Furthermore, the device arrives with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box which is why it will be among the list of Nubia devices to get Android 11 R sometime next year. Status: It will get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
Nubia Red Magic Mars
The flagship of 2018, Red Magic Mars arrived with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC with up to 10GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device sports a single front and rear camera setup. It made its debut with Android 9.0 Pie in December 2018 which puts it on the frontline and might get its second upgrade i.e. Android 11 R although the confirmed list of Android 11 R is still unknown. Status: It is likely to get Android 11 R Date: To Be Announced
As of now, there is no information related to the list of new features and enhancements Nubia will pack in with its custom skin on Android 11. We will keep you posted and updated with it, once we have more information in this regard.