The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G may be sold as part of the Redmi Note 9 series in China, but has few similarities when put up with the rest of the lineup.

Not only does the device look entirely different from others of the Redmi Note 9 series, but it also has a pretty different spec sheet with highlights including Snapdragon 662, 6000mAh battery, and a UFS 2.2 storage.

Thankfully, Xiaomi shed the confusing Redmi Note 9 name when they sold the device to the global market. Instead, they went for the more reasonable names of Xiaomi Redmi 9T and Redmi 9 Power.

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But enough talking about naming schemes, let’s get down to business now, shall we? So the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G was launched with Android 10-based MIUI 12 and still awaits the MIUI 12.5 update.

While there is still no sign of the latest version of Xiaomi’s Android skin yet, the device has instead been treated to a major Android version update.

Yeah, that’s right. The update in question is the Android 11 stable update that also carries the June security patch – the changelog and download link of which has been given below.

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[System]
Stable MIUI based on Android 11
Updated Android Security Patch to June 2021. Increased system security.
[Xiaomi Cloud]
New: Location info can be now reported automatically before the device is powered off.

  • Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G
  • Codename: lime
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: 12.0.3.0.RJQCNXM
  • Android: 11

Do note that this Chinese Android 11 build cannot be directly installed over the global ROMs the Xiaomi Redmi 9T and Redmi 9 Power currently run unless the bootloader is unlocked and a custom recovery is installed.

Therefore, it is advisable to wait for the global Redmi 9T Android 11 release, which shouldn’t take long considering the Chinese Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G has already been treated to the same.

For now, stay tuned to our dedicated Xiaomi Android 11 update tracker as we will be updating with further developments.

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