Android 11: Which mobiles could update and which could not?

We review all those phones that can receive Android 11 in 2020. Nokia, Sony, Xiaomi, Huawei, Motorola, OnePlus, Honor, etc.

Android 11 is now official. A couple of days ago, Google launched the first beta for Pixel devices. The development of the latest iteration is in its early stages, but everything indicates that we will not find much difference with respect to the Android 10. Presumably, many of the phones that have Android 10 today will get an update to Android R. With this aspect; we have made a provisional compilation of several phones that are supposed to update to Android 11.

The data in this article has not been confirmed by any manufacturer. Some of the listed models may get left out of the Android 11 update calendar.

Xiaomi phones that will get Android 11 update

Xiaomi is one of the brands that offer maximum support to their devices in the Android world, at least from their own MIUI zone. As we have seen, many of their devices got MIUI 12 updates from MIUI 11 in the last couple of months. But still, the builds are stuck on Android 10 or Android 9 Pie.

As a general rule, the company usually updates its high-end and upper-middle-range phones to Android’s latest version. Let’s see a provisional list for Xiaomi below:

  1. Xiaomi Mi 8
  2. Xiaomi Mi 9
  3. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  4. Xiaomi Mi 9T
  5. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  6. Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
  7. Xiaomi Mi 10
  8. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  9. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  10. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  11. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  12. Xiaomi Mi Note 10
  13. Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
  14. Xiaomi Mi A3
  15. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  16. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
  17. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
  18. Pocophone F1
  19. Pocophone X2
  20. Pocophone X2 Pro

Samsung phones that will get Android 11 update

The scene in Samsung is very different from that of Xiaomi. Samsung One UI updates are tied to Android updates. Predictably One UI 3.0 will arrive from September 2020 along with the 11th version of Android.

The brand’s trend is similar to Xiaomi when it comes to updating their devices: the high-end and upper-middle-range have more probability to receive. Let’s see which ones:

  1. Samsung Galaxy A90 5G 
  2. Samsung Galaxy Fold 
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 
  5. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  9. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  10. Samsung Galaxy S9
  11. Samsung Galaxy S9 +
  12. Samsung Galaxy S10 
  13. Samsung Galaxy S10 + 
  14. Samsung Galaxy S10 + 5G 
  15. Samsung Galaxy S10e 
  16. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  17. Samsung Galaxy S20 
  18. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 
  19. Samsung Galaxy S20 +
  20. Samsung Galaxy A50
  21. Samsung Galaxy A50s
  22. Samsung Galaxy A51
  23. Samsung Galaxy A70
  24. Samsung Galaxy A70s
  25. Samsung Galaxy A71
  26. Samsung Galaxy A80

Huawei phones that will get Android 11 update

The current state of Huawei is somewhat complicated due to its situation concerning the United States and Google. This does not imply that their mobiles will not update to Android 11. In fact, they will most likely update alongside EMUI 11 (or EMUI 10.1). We will have to see how the company performs in the coming months, although we can estimate the phones that will update to Android R.

  1. Huawei Mate 20 X
  2. Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  3. Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro
  4. Huawei Mate 20 Porsche Design
  5. Huawei Mate 30
  6. Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  7. Huawei P20
  8. Huawei P20 Pro
  9. Huawei P30
  10. Huawei P30 Pro
  11. Huawei P30 Lite
  12. Huawei Nova 5e
  13. Honor 20
  14. Honor 20 pro
  15. Honor View 20
  16. Honor view 30
  17. Honor 9X
  18. Honor 9X Pro

Realme phones that will get Android 11 update

Realme’s list, the youngest of all brands, is quite limited, making it easy to update all their devices to Android 11 under ColorOS 7 or ColorOS 8. The brand is still not identified for being too quick when it comes to updating software, as there are still some models that have not received Android 10 yet.

  1. Realme X2
  2. Realme X2 Pro
  3. Realme 3 Pro
  4. Realme 5
  5. Realme 5 Pro

Oppo phones that will get Android 11 update

Oppo is the mother brand of Realme. The company shares its ColorOS user interface with that of the brand mentioned above. Probably, their phones may get updates at the same time as Realme’s.

  1. Oppo Reno
  2. Oppo Reno 10X Zoom
  3. Oppo Reno Z
  4. Oppo Reno2
  5. Oppo Reno2 Z
  6. Oppo A5 2020
  7. Oppo A9 2020
  8. Oppo RX17 Pro

LG phones that will get Android 11 update

LG’s list is not very extensive if we compare it with that of other brands. If we look back on the manufacturer’s updates, we can affirm that this Korean OEM does not usually update its low-end phones. Nor are the mid-range ones.

  1. LG G7 ThinQ
  2. LG G8 ThinQ
  3. LG G8X
  4. LG V30
  5. LG V30 +
  6. LG V40
  7. LG V50

Nokia phones that will get Android 11 update

According to Counterpoint Research, Nokia Leads the Global Rankings in updating smartphone software and security. If nothing changes on them, the same will happen to Android 11, at least with the phones launched on and after 2019.

  1. Nokia 9 PureView
  2. Nokia 7.2
  3. Nokia 6.2
  4. Nokia 5.1 Plus
  5. Nokia 4.2
  6. Nokia 2.2

OnePlus phones that will get Android 11 update

OnePlus is together with Nokia and Google, the company that offers the most support for software updates. Proofs are the OnePlus 3 and 3T, which have updated to Android 9 Pie after several years on the market. Presumably, all phones lunched after 2015 and 2016 may get an official update for Android 11.

  1. OnePlus 5
  2. OnePlus 5T
  3. OnePlus 6
  4. OnePlus 6T
  5. OnePlus 7
  6. OnePlus 7 Pro
  7. OnePlus 7T
  8. OnePlus 7T Pro

Sony phones that will get Android 11 update

Like most phone brands, the Japanese manufacturer pays special attention to its mid-range and upper-middle range. Analyzing Sony’s current catalog, we can anticipate some of the models that can receive Android 11 will foreseeably later this year.

  1. Sony Xperia 5
  2. Sony Xperia 1
  3. Sony Xperia XZ3
  4. Sony Xperia 10
  5. Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Motorola phones that will get Android 11 update

The Lenovo-owned company has an extensive inventory of mobiles based on the Android One program, which ensures system updates for at least two years.

As for the G series, the most advanced models are expected to be updated. The E series, meanwhile, could remain stagnant in Android 10 and Android 9 Pie.

  1. Motorola G7
  2. Motorola G7 Plus
  3. Motorola G8 Power
  4. Motorola G8 Plus
  5. Motorola One Macro
  6. Motorola One Vision
  7. Motorola One Action
  8. Motorola One Hyper
  9. Motorola One Zoom
Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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