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Expect quarterly security updates from now on for these Xiaomi phones

More than 60 Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO devices are included on the schedule.

Published onJuly 14, 2021

Mi 11 Ultra rear of the phone viewfinder
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
  • Xiaomi has released a refreshed security update schedule for its sweeping device range.
  • A few Xiaomi flagships will receive quarterly security updates, while Android One devices will continue to see monthly patches.

Xiaomi has refreshed a support document (h/t XDA) detailing how often security updates will arrive on devices across its core and sub-brands. The document includes phones under its own Mi banner, as well as the Redmi and POCO series.

“We release monthly and quarterly security patch updates on Xiaomi devices for at least two years after product listing in the marketplace,” Xiaomi confirms in the document. “Monthly and quarterly security updates will include Android security patches released by Google, as well as patches for Xiaomi-specific issues.”

For now, only three devices are listed as candidates for monthly updates, namely the Mi A3, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite. There are 60 listed devices set to receive quarterly updates, including the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, POCO X3 NFC, and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

It’s unclear how concrete this list is, though. There are a few glaring model omissions from key product lines. While the Mi 11 Ultra is present, the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro are not. The Mi 10 Ultra and the entire Redmi K30 series are also nowhere to be seen despite the Mi 10 Pro and Redmi K20 series making the list. The Mi A3 is also listed in the quarterly update list, but this does seem to be a misprint.

Xiaomi’s quarterly security update device roster

  • Mi 10T Pro
  • Mi 10T
  • Mi 10T Lite
  • Mi 10i
  • Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi PLAY
  • Mi 10
  • Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Mi 10 Pro
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9 Lite
  • Mi 9 SE
  • Mi 9T
  • Mi 9T Pro
  • Mi A3
  • Mi Note 10
  • Mi Note 10 Lite
  • Mi Mix 3
  • Mi 11 Lite 5G
  • Mi 11 Ultra
  • POCO C3
  • POCO F2 Pro
  • POCO M2
  • POCO M2 PRo
  • POCO X2
  • POCO X3
  • Redmi 7A
  • Redmi Go
  • Redmi Note 7
  • Redmi Note 7S
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Redmi 10X 4G
  • Redmi 7
  • Redmi 8
  • Redmi 8A
  • Redmi 8A Dual
  • Redmi 8A Pro
  • Redmi 9
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • Redmi 9A
  • Redmi 9AT
  • Redmi 9i
  • Redmi 9C
  • Redmi 9T
  • Redmi 9C NFC
  • Redmi Go
  • Redmi K20
  • Redmi K20 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Redmi Note 8T
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Redmi Note 9S
  • Redmi Note 10 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro
  • Redmi Note 10S
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

Xiaomi notes that the “current monthly and quarterly security patch updates may not be released at the fixed intervals, as in some cases the security patch updates are included in our regular OS updates.” It has, however, confirmed that “regular OS updates will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.”

Next: Which manufacturer updates its phones the fastest?

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