How many years manufacturers should support a smartphone? Many people think of 2-3 years, but there are many who believe that updates should be released within 5 years. And this is quite logical, because in the modern world there are many models that are quite competitive in performance and functionality even after 2-3 years.
Germany recently proposed to the European Union to oblige all manufacturers to release security patches and spare parts for devices within 7 years. And this initiative received a wide response and caused a lot of controversy. All these twists and turns, it seems, do not pass by Xiaomi, which quickly reacts to everything.
Long term support is an important topic. And today, September 9, Xiaomi announced that its upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 T and 11T Pro smartphones will receive three major Android updates and will receive security patches for four years. As a reminder, the duo of these affordable flagships will debut on September 15th. Xiaomi will be the third company after Samsung and OnePlus to release security patches for their devices within 4 years.
Xiaomi is also exploring the possibility of offering longer support for its other devices as well. Although it is unlikely that the company’s affordable gadgets will receive such a privilege. Four years of the arrival of security patches is a more likely prospect for flagships. And perhaps for the Xiaomi Mi 11 series and Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 they can make such an exception.
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Xiaomi has announced a major presentation on September 15
The Chinese company Xiaomi has released a teaser announcing that a global event will be held on September 15 to announce new products, in particular smartphones.
So, according to sources, Xiaomi Mi 11T and Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro devices may debut at the presentation. They will get a high-quality display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and support for 5G cellular communications. It will be based on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, respectively. The older version will support 120W super-fast charging.
In addition, at the event, the global announcement of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro tablets; which were presented on the Chinese market about two weeks ago, is expected. These gadgets have a screen with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The smaller model has a Snapdragon 860 processor on board, the bigger one – the Snapdragon 870 chip.
Also, it is possible that other products will debut within the framework of the presentation. These can include completely wireless headphones of the new generation. Information about them previously appeared on the website of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which indicates support for wireless charging.