Xiaomi Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline – Release Date

Xiaomi Black 3 and 3 Pro were made official in March 2020 with Snapdragon 865 under the hood and up to 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage. Both the phones are equipped with almost the same specifications except the Pro variant will larger at 7.1-inch with a larger battery. Both the devices arrive with Android 10 on-board so there’s no doubt it will be getting an Android 11 upgrade as well.

Historically, Android is owned by Google and the latter holds Google I/O events annually to launch its latest Android OS and this year is no exception. Starting February, Google rolled out a developer preview of its Android 11 R to its Pixel devices and soon, it will enter into the beta build phase. The final stable version is expected to launch in Q3 2020 although there’s no confirmed date available as of now.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline – Release Date

Android 11 Overview

  • Android 11 is expected to launch in Q3 2020 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in California at Google I/O. We already have a long list of features that Android 11 will bring on-board that were either spotted on the developer previews or mentioned by Android itself. Chances are that some features might change but here’s a list of ‘em that we know so far.
  • 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

Android 11 for Xiaomi Black Shark 3 & 3 Pro

Once the official Android 11 arrives, it will be up to Xiaomi to tweak It and that takes a few weeks but once it is available, Xiaomi will send out the updates to the eligible devices based on its priority. This includes both Xiaomi Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro as both are flagship devices running on Android 10 out-of-the-box. We aren’t aware of the actual date that Black Shark 3 series will get their share of update so stay tuned here for further upgrade.

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