Xiaomi Redmi K20 Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline – Release Date

Redmi K20 made it official last year in June with Snapdragon 730 SoC on-board alongside 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal UFS 2.1 storage. The device sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED panel with 1080×2340 pixels resolution and it is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery under the hood. The phone was released with Android 9.0 and received Android 10 recently and it is marching towards Android 11 R so here’s everything you need to know about it.

Typically, Google releases 6-7 developer previews and beta versions before rolling out the stable version and Android 11 is no exception. Google has already rolled out four DPs and it is awaiting releasing the first Android 11 beta candidate in June followed by two others. Finally, Android 11 will be officially launched in Q3 2020 and since there’s no confirmed date, we cannot declare it yet.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Android 11 (Android R) Update Timeline – Release Date

Android 11 Overview

The eleventh iteration in the Android OS family, Android 11 follows the tradition of the numbering system Android 10 was introduced with after Google discontinued using alphabetical naming convention last year. Android 11 has a lot of APIs, features, and whatnot, and here’s a tip of the iceberg that we have come across 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 Redmi K20

As Xiaomi Redmi K20 has already received its first upgrade to Android 10, the upcoming Android 11 R will be its second and last upgrade. However, we aren’t aware of the actual or even tentative date since Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed the Android 11 roadmap yet and it will soon. Perhaps you’ll have to wait till 2021 to see Android 11 on your Redmi K20. Check out this page for any updates.

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