List of Xiaomi Mi and Redmi phones that will no longer be upgraded

The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic. Every year, for example, we see new Xiaomi phones arriving to replace previous versions. These, in turn, become obsolete over time, because at a certain point they stop receiving operating system updates.

This happens because it is difficult for manufacturers to keep all their equipment up to date, especially this Chinese brand that has a large catalog. With the arrival of Android 12, it is known that Xiaomi will leave more than 20 devices out of the update. 

Xiaomi Mi and Redmi cell phones retiring

With the announcement of the new version of Android, Xiaomi has revealed which of its devices from the Mi line and its Redmi sub-brand will no longer be updated. If your device is on this list, it may be time to buy another smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi Phones

  • Xiaomi Mi 1
  • Xiaomi Mi 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 2A
  • Xiaomi Mi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Mi 4S
  • Xiaomi Mi 4C
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi 5X
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S
  • Xiaomi Mi 5C
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi 6X
  • Xiaomi Mi 6C
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 EE
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3
  • Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Xiaomi Mi A2
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Redmi Phones

  • Redmi 1
  • Redmi 1S
  • Redmi 2
  • Redmi 2A
  • Redmi 3
  • Redmi 3S
  • Redmi 3X
  • Redmi 4
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 4A
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 5 Plus
  • Redmi 5 Pro
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6 Pro
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi S2
  • Redmi Y2
  • Redmi Note 1
  • Redmi Note 1S
  • Redmi Note 2
  • Redmi Note 2 Pro
  • Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi Note 4
  • Redmi Note 4X
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi Note 5A
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Go

Some Xiaomi Mi and Redmi devices that will update to Android 12

As expected, the brand’s devices that will have the new version of Google’s mobile operating system will be the most recent ones. This list includes:

  • Xiaomi Redmi K40
  • Xiaomi K40 Pro
  • Xiaomi K40 Pro+
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10S
  • Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T
  • Among others.

Why do some Xiaomi phones update sooner than others?

 Xiaomi Mi and Redmi devices that will update to Android 12

If you have a Xiaomi cell phone, you may have noticed that some updates arrive later than other devices of the same brand. The reason that they do not reach all users simultaneously has to do with the processors they incorporate, which can be Snapdragon or MediaTek. 

According to Li Ming, from Xiaomi, the brand’s devices with Snapdragon processors, usually receive updates before those incorporating a MediaTek one. This is due to the resources of each company, as both receive Google’s system code at the same time. 

Qualcomm, the company that manufactures Snapdragon processors, has a larger team, so it is able to manage updates faster. The same is not true for MediaTek, which, having a smaller team, cannot afford to release all updates at once to manufacturers, but must do so in batches. 

So now you know, if your Xiaomi phone is on the list of those who will not receive the update to Android 12, it’s time to contemplate the idea of changing devices. If you do not know which one to buy, Movical helps you choose with these tips.