Xiaomi is slated to release a mid-year update for its Chinese devices currently running on MIUI 13 in the second half of 2022. Dubbed the H2 2022 MIUI 13 Mid-Year update, the update is expected to bring many software features we’ve seen from recent Xiaomi releases like the Xiaomi 12 lineup, and the Redmi K50 series, as well as stability improvements.
However, Xiaomi recently published on its MIUI Forum in China that it will be dropping many devices from its MIUI 13 (China Version) Open Beta programme from July 18th, 2022 onwards, and several of these devices include Xiaomi flagships equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.
The devices dropped from the aforementioned list are the:
- Xiaomi CC9 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
- Redmi K30
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi K30i 5G
- Redmi K30 Pro 5G
Normally devices dropped from the MIUI Beta Programme will not be receiving any more Android OS upgrades(MIUI 14 based on Android 13). However, the devices will still be eligible for another MIUI upgrade(i.e. MIUI 14 based on Android 12) and another year of security updates from Xiaomi.
The devices listed above were initially launched with MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box in early 2020, and all of them have recently been updated to MIUI 13 based on Android 12.
According to Xiaomi‘s track record, providing 2 years of Android OS upgrades and 3 years of security updates to its flagships is quite common. However, ever since the launch of the Xiaomi 11T series, the brand has promised to provide 3 years of Android OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates to its flagships launched after the Xiaomi 11T series which include the Xiaomi 12 series and Redmi K50 series as well.