Xiaomi is Bringing MIUI 9 to 6 Year Old Phones

Xiaomi’s latest feature rich Android update, MIUI9, came with some of their newer flagships based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

It’s packed with a ton of handy features and has been improved a lot. The best part? Xiaomi announced that even though it was released recently for their newer additions, older phones (as old as 2012!) will be getting an update to MIUI9 soon.


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Xiaomi announced a list of 40 devices that will receive the new updates, the list is as follows:

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • Xiaomi Mi 5X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5
  • Xiaomi Redmi Y1/ Note 5A
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X)
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 6
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 3
  • Xiaomi Mi 5C
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4A
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
  • Xiaomi Redmi Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3X
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3S
  • Xiaomi Mi Max
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4S
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4C
  • Xiaomi Mi 5S
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2A
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • Xiaomi Mi Note
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2
  • Xiaomi Mi 4
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note
  • Xiaomi Mi 2S
  • Xiaomi Mi 2

This is good news because most older phones – especially the entry-levels and the midrangers get neglected by companies and stop receiving updates after newer phones are released. Most of the manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, Apple and others stop updating their older phones in a year or two.

Do you have a Xiaomi phone? Does your phone brand update older phones? Sound off in the comments.


  • Most of the manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, Apple and others stop updating their older phones in a year or two.

    FASLE for Apple. Apple keep supporting its older products for 5 years atleast.

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