After Samsung & Oppo, Xiaomi Will Also Offer 4 Years Of OS, Security Support (Eligible Phones?)
Usually mobile manufacturers support a smartphone for 2-3 years.
Although, a common belief is that updates should be released within 5 years.
It is logical too as in the modern world there are many models that are quite competitive in performance and functionality even after 2-3 years.
Controversy For Support
In a recent development, Germany proposed to the European Union to oblige all manufacturers to release security patches and spare parts for devices within 7 years.
Further, the initiative received a strong response and even caused a lot of controversy.
Interestingly, these twists and turns seem to not pass by Xiaomi as it quickly reacts to everything.
Xiaomi Announced Support For Four Years
On September 9, Xiaomi announced its upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 T and 11T Pro smartphones will receive three major Android updates and will receive security patches for four years.
For the unaware, the duo of these affordable flagships will be debuting on September 15th this year.
With this move, Xiaomi will become the third company after Samsung and OnePlus to release security patches for their devices within 4 years.
Longer Support For Other Devices
In addition to this, Xiaomi is also exploring the possibility of offering longer support for its other devices as well.
It is unlikely though that Xiaomi’s affordable gadgets will receive such a privilege.
It seems that four years of the arrival of security patches is a more likely prospect for flagships.
So, the Xiaomi Mi 11 series and Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 can make such an exception.
Launch Of Multiple Devices On September 15
Sources say that Xiaomi Mi 11T and Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro devices may debut at the presentation on September 15 as per company’s teaser.
These smartphones are expected to get a high-quality display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and support for 5G cellular communications.
Further, the smartphone will be based on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, respectively.
Apart from the smartphone launch, the event also will have the global announcement of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro tablets.
They are expected to be presented on the Chinese market about two weeks ago.
With a screen resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels, these gadgets will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The smaller model has a Snapdragon 860 processor on board, the bigger one – the Snapdragon 870 chip.
Wireless Headphones Launch
Other products are also possible to debut within the framework of the presentation.
A completely wireless headphones of the new generation can be expected.
Earlier, information about them appeared on the website of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) also indicates support for wireless charging.
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