Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G and 9 Pro 5G Android 11 Update Tracker

Update on February 08, 2021: Today Xiaomi rolled the February 2021 security patch update for the Redmi Note 9 5G in China. The update is based on Android 10 with software version V12.0.10.0.QJSCNXM.

Update on January 14, 2021: Today Xiaomi rolled the December 2020 security patch update for the Redmi Note 9 5G in China. The update is based on Android 10 with software version V12.0.6.0.QJECNXM.


Updated on December 30, 2020: The open beta phase for the Android 11 update is now live for the Redmi Note 9 5G smartphone. Notably, the official channel is opened for the units in China and will take sometime before rolling out for all the units in the home country. However, even before the official channel, the open beta update is up for grabs for the Redmi Note 9 5G and it arrives with version V20.12.28. You can download the update file from the below section:

  • Device: Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Version: V20.12.28
  • Channel: Open Beta
  • Android: Android 11
  • Download: Link

Updated on December 29, 2020: Today Xiaomi rolled the December 2020 security patch for the device with software version V12.0.5.0.QJECNXM. The update is still based on Android 10.


Almost a week back, Xiaomi finally introduced the Redmi Note 9 series smartphones in China. Notably, the Redmi Note 9 series was not yet available in the home country. However, the company launched the Redmi Note 9 trio which includes, Redmi Note 9, Note 9 5G, and Note 9 Pro 5G. Both the Redmi Note 9 5G and Note 9 Pro 5G will go on sale in China from today. Redmi Note 9 series has been globally appreciated for their good price-to-spec offering and will do the same bang in China as well.

In this post, we will cover all the latest developments about the Android 11 update for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. Although, both the devices have been released recently, both are already under Android 11 internal testing and we will see the first Android 11 update rollout for the duo in the coming months. This post aims to keep you informed about all the latest developments about the Android 11 update for the duo. With that said, let us get straight into the article itself:

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redmi note 9 5G Android-11

Device Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G

Redmi Note 9 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, which is equivalent to the Snapdragon 700-series chipsets. The phone is coupled with 6/8GB of RAM and offers 128/256GB of onboard storage. The phone has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion. The phone has a 6.53” LCD with 1080p+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the display is TUV-certified for low blue light emissions.

redmi note 9 5g

Talking about the camera, the phone has a triple-camera setup that houses the 48MP camera, 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro sensor. The primary lens is capable of recording 4K@30fps. The selfie camera captures 13MP photos and 1080p videos. Under the hood, Redmi Note 9 5G is juiced by a 5,000 mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. Good thing is that the phone keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers onboard.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G

5G on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is enabled by the Snapdragon 750G that is paired with 6/8GB of RAM. The phone offers 128/256GB of onboard storage and comes with UFS 2.2 storage for faster data transfer. It sports a 6.67-inch screen with 1080p+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It runs on the Android 10 MIUI 12 out of the box and is in line to receive the Android 11 update as it is under internal testing.

redmi note 9 pro 5g

Talking about the cameras, the phone packs a quad-camera setup with a 108MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth lens. The primary lens is capable of recording 4K@30fps, and 1080p@30/60fps. For selfies, there is a 16MP lens that is capable of recording 1080p@30fps. Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Under the hood, it packs a 4820 mAh battery that supports 33W Fast Charging.

Android 11 Update Tracker

Xiaomi phones do not receive MIUI updates based on a particular Android OS version. In fact, the phones receive both the Android OS updates and MIUI updates separately. There were several Xiaomi smartphones that bagged the MIUI 12 update based on Android 9 Pie whereas some got it based on Android 10. Meaning that the MIUI update does not represent the current Android OS version. Here we will give you all the details about the Android 11 update status for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G and Note 9 Pro 5G smartphone.

Wrap Up!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. We will keep you up to date about all the latest developments about the Android 11 update for the Redmi Note 9 5G and Note 9 Pro 5G. We expect some more information pouring in about the Android 11 developments for the device in the coming weeks since it is a recently launched phones. For complete information about the Android 11 updates for Xiaomi devices including eligible devices and other information, you can head over here.

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