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How many years of software support do Xiaomi smartphones get?

Xiaomi makes smartphones in almost all the budgets. Whether it be an entry-level segment or ultra flagship, Xiaomi has made its entry everywhere. The company is also known for providing top-notch hardware and specifications at very reasonable pricing. But when it comes to the software side of Xiaomi, it’s a bit shady. The track record of MIUI is not so good all the time. Anyway, many users are concerned about the software support of Xiaomi smartphones, to solve that query here comes our post!

Software support of Xiaomi smartphones

The Xiaomi smartphones are divided into three categories when it comes to software support. First comes the entry-level Redmi smartphones which include Redmi A and Redmi C lineup, and then comes all the Redmi smartphones except C and A-series, and at last, comes all Xiaomi branded smartphones. The company shares different update policies for a different set of devices, let’s have a closer look at them.

Redmi and POCO A and C series

The smartphones under Redmi A and Redmi C series are probably the cheapest available by Xiaomi. The company offer 1 major Android update and 2 years of security updates to the series. The security updates are delivered via quarterly patches.

Redmi and POCO Smartphones

 

All the Redmi branded smartphones except the A and C series gets the software support of 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates. This also includes the Redmi Note series of smartphones. The security patches are also delivered via the same quarterly patches.

Xiaomi smartphones

Now comes the Xiaomi-branded smartphones. Xiaomi branded smartphones are generally available at higher prices as compared to Redmi devices. The company promises 3 years of major Android upgrades and 4 years of security updates to the Xiaomi smartphones. Again, the security patches are delivered via quarterly patches. However, this is the latest update policy announced in Chinese and Global markets. It may vary according to different regions and devices. Xiaomi smartphones launched before Q3 2021 might get 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security patches only.

 

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