Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 based on JOYUI 11 update rolls out

New Update on April 29, 2020: Xiaomi’s gaming lineup is handled by the Black Shark phones and in a recent development, the company has finally released the Android 10 based JOYUI 11 update for the Black Shark 2 phone. The device came out in 2019 and packs in all the latest and greatest specs of 2019 with Android 9 Pie out of the box. And it was about time the device gets updated with the JOYUI 11 based on Android 10. Note that JOYUI is the custom UI of Black Shark phones, which has been developed keeping in mind the gamer’s perspective and provides them, more tweaks and subtle changes suiting their gaming persona. Though it is based on MIUI 11, it brings all the core features of MIUI 11 along with some more tweaks of its own.

The update arrives with version number build number SKYW2004221OS00MQ0, and version number JOYUI 11 20.04.22. The update, however, is still on the February 2020 security patchset, which is pretty strange. The official Twitter handle of Black Shark posted a tweet notifying everyone about the Android 10 update for the phone. Here what the tweet reads:

Check out the user shared screenshot below:

black shark 2 android 10 joyui 11 update

Note that this is the first wave of updates, meaning that the update will not be for everyone and will be pushed out for a limited set of Black Shark 2 users. However, the complete stable rollout for the Black Shark 2 Android 10 (JOYUI 11) will begin from May 6, 2020. If you want to check for the update manually, then you can head over to Settings and check for the software update, and if there is a new update notification then, tap on it to install the update. However, if you have not yet received the update on your Black Shark 2, then we would advise you to probably wait for May 6 in order to receive the update as it will be pushed for all the users.

New Update on April 12, 2020: Black Shark team has tweeted today that the Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 2 Pro will get the joyUI 11 is based on Android 10 by the end of this month.  The company also promised to support widevine L1 along with it.

black shark 2 and 2 pro android 10

So, by this tweet, two things are pretty clear and those are one, the JoyUI 11 based on Android 10 will be arriving on the Black Shark 2 and 2 Pro by the end of this month.

Updated on March 05, 2020: Xiaomi Black Shark lineup is another gaming smartphone segment in the mobile industry that offers flagship-grade hardware specifications with dedicated features or controls for mobile gamers. Currently, there are a couple of Black Shark models available in the market like Black Shark 2, Black Shark 2 Pro, Black Shark Helo, and the first-gen Black Shark device. In October 2019, we’ve reported that the JoyUI will arrive soon with the MIUI 11 features. Now, the JoyUI 11 Global Beta program is on its way.

The JoyUI 11 Global Beta program will be based on MIUI 11 that offers almost every feature of the MIUI 11 (Android 10). However, there is no necessity that the MIUI 11 based JoyUI will run on Android 10. Because we’ve already seen on Xiaomi Mi and Redmi devices that most of the Android 8 Oreo & Android 9 Pie running devices also got MIUI 11 update.

Black Shark JoyUI 11 Global Beta Program based on MIUI 11 is Imminent


However, we can expect that the upcoming skin should run on Android 10 by default. Most importantly, all the Black Shark series devices will receive this update very soon. Now, all the interested beta testers can be ready to enjoy the new dedicated JoyUI skin.

It’s worth mentioning that the customized skin for Black Shark devices will have more dedicated and performance-based features like game mode or game speed accelerator, etc including improved DND. We can also expect that there will be new icons, animations, power-saving modes, Digital Wellbeing, dark mode, camera improvements, Always-on display (AOD) support, etc in the JoyUI 11.

We should also mention that according to the Black Shark forum, the China JoyUI 11 ROM open beta campaign was started earlier and almost going to end now. Next, it will be the turn for the global beta campaign. So, stay tuned for more info.


Updated on September 17, 2019: After launching the official Android 10 (aka Android Q) by Google globally, the smartphone OEMs are setting up the beta and stable updates for its compatible devices. Google has already rolled out the Android 10 Q update to its Pixel series devices and Essential PH model. Additionally, the Redmi K20 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 are also receiving the beta update via the beta testing program. Meanwhile, rest of the eligible Android device models will soon receive the Android 10 update via batches based on region. Here in this article, we will share details of Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 Q release date and MIUI 11 features. You can check out the list of devices which are eligible to receive MIUI 11 update.

Though the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 was launched in March 2019. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. If you want to know whether Xiaomi Black Shark 2 will receive the Android 10 OS update, then here we will share the complete update on it. So without wasting your time, please bookmark this page and subscribe to our notification to receive the Android 10 Q update on your Xiaomi Black Shark 2.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 Q Release Date and MIUI 11 Features

Android 10 Q Update

Google has recently unveiled the latest Android version named Android 10 which is the 10th generation of Android OS. Google has released the Android Q Beta Developer Preview to some of the devices early this year to test out the features and bugs. This time Google has ditched the dessert item name to the latest version which is a good move as well. Android 10 includes a new system UI, gesture navigation, improved privacy, and location control. It also offers improved app permissions, foldable display support, security features, system-wide dark mode, focus mode, etc.

Let’s check out the top features of Android 10 version below:

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 Q release date

It’s worth mentioning that the upcoming MIUI 11 will be based on Android 10 OS. There is no official confirmation on the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 Q release date or even any beta testing process for now. Currently, the developers are focusing on the eligible Xiaomi and Redmi series devices which will get the update soon. So, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 users may have to wait for 2020 Q1 or Q2 at least to hear any official latest update. Xiaomi is almost ready to announce the MIUI 11 which will be a successor version of the most popular MIUI 10.


Read Also: Download MIUI 11 launcher APK with app drawer and shortcuts

As the MIUI is a customized skin of Xiaomi for its devices, the smartphone OEM will provide lots of new features and customizations to the new version via several updates. For the first couple of updates after the release of MIUI 11, some of the core features of Android 10 may be missing. We can expect that most of the popular and useful Android Q features will be added very soon by Xiaomi. The MIUI 11 will be more smooth and redesigned in terms of the system UI animations and transitions.

Meanwhile, the system performance will be much improved than the current generation MIUI 10 at the time of writing this article. Some of the MIUI 11 version design or features were surfaced online recently which we can assume as a first look as well. Now, let’s take a look at the top MIUI 11 features which are expected to release.

Hope this article is useful to you. If you have any queries about the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Android 10 update, feel free to ask in the comments below and wait for more info.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Specifications:

It comes with a 6.39 inch AMOLED touch display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC pairs with up to 12GB of RAM. It offers up to 256 GB of Internal Storage.

The device has a 4,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 technology. In terms of the camera department, the device packs a 48MP primary camera with f/1.75 aperture lens. The secondary 12MP sensor with f/2.2 lens with an LED flash offers autofocus mode. While the front features a 20MP selfie camera with f/2.0 lens. The front camera features AI Face Unlock option.

It runs on Android Pie version. In terms of the connectivity options, the Black Shark 2 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C port, 3G/4G LTE, etc. While the phone includes accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. It measures 163.61 × 75.01 × 8.77 mm and weighs 205 grams approximately.


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