The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is one of Xiaomi’s many flagship phones and was one of the few devices to be a part of Google’s Android Pie Beta program. While other devices from the company have been getting Global Beta updates to Android Pie, interestingly the one device that the company was testing the update on hadn’t gotten it yet – until now. You can now download Android Pie based on MIUI 10 for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is a flagship smartphone from Xiaomi which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 6-inch bezel-less display. The original Xiaomi Mi Mix was more of a conceptual device as it featured the selfie camera in the bottom right bezel of the phone, however, it proved rather popular. We’re expecting to see the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 released sometime later this year, which the company’s President and Co-Founder posted a teaser of on Chinese social media website Weibo. It appears to feature a sliding camera – just like the Oppo Find X – moving the selfie camera away from the bottom right.
Android Pie contains a number of great new features, such as new fullscreen gestures, optimized system performance, Adaptive Battery, and more. MIUI 10 also has its own new features as well, such as a newly redesigned recents menu, AI-powered pre-loading of apps, and improved camera capabilities.
The MIUI Global Beta based on Android Pie comes in the form of a recovery ROM, so you’ll have to follow these instructions which require TWRP in order to install it. It is unknown if you will have to wipe your device to upgrade. While obviously, you can install this yourself if you want, it’s understandable if users don’t want to have to unlock their devices just to update. While installing the update shouldn’t wipe your data, unlocking your bootloader (a prerequisite to installing it yourself) certainly will.
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