Google is expected to release the beta and the third version of the Android 11 update in September. The very first Android 11 Developer Preview landed in the middle of February while the second beta was up in July.
Android 11 comes with cool features most of which appear for the first time in an android phone. Other features are better versions of the already existing features. The update comes with a built-in screen recorder, muting notifications while shooting a video, an increased touch sensitivity just to mention a few.
While it is expected that phone manufacturers would be launching new devices with Android 11 already installed in it, they will be sending the Android 11 update to their various selected devices.
With that in mind, here is a list of smartphones in Kenya set to get the Android 11 update.
The following Samsung devices will get the Android 11 update through their OneUI 3 update:
- A series: Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A90
- S10 series: S10e and S10 Lite
- Note 20 series
- Note 10 series
- Z series: Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Z Flip and last year’s Galaxy Fold
- S20 series
The Nokia phones are slated to get the update thanks to its One Program.
- Nokia 9 PureView
- Nokia 1.3
- Nokia 2.3
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia 5.3
- Nokia 6.2
- Nokia 7.2
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 8.3
Huawei devices are not left out of the Android 11 update. Users will get to update their phones’ android versions through EMUI 11 Update.
- Huawei Mate 20 series: Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X (5G), Huawei Mate 20 X (4G), Huawei Mate 20 Porsche RS
- Huawei Mate 30 series: Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 5G, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche design,
- Huawei Nova series: Huawei Nova 6, Huawei Nova 6(5G), Huawei Nova 5T, Huawei Nova 5 Pro, Huawei Nova 5Z, Huawei Nova 5i, Huawei Nova 5i Pro
- Huawei P30 series: Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro New Edition
- Huawei P40 series: Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+, Huawei P40 Lite(Huawei Nova 7i), Huawei P40 Lite 5G
These Oppo devices are set to get Android 11 updates through ColorOS 8 Update.
- OPPO A series: OPPO A92, OPPO A52
- OPPO F series: OPPO F11 series, OPPO F15 series
- OPPO Find series: OPPO Find X2 and OPPO Find X2 Pro, OPPO Find X2 Lite, OPPO Find X2 Neo
- OPPO Reno series: OPPO Reno, OPPO Reno 2F, OPPO Reno 2Z, OPPO Reno 3, OPPO Reno 3 Pro, OPPO Reno 4, OPPO Reno 4 Pro, OPPO Reno Ace, and OPPO Ace 2
If you are an OnePlus phone user, you will be able to update to Android 11 with the following phones through Oxygenos 11 update.
- OnePlus 6 series: OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
- OnePlus 7 series: OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition,
- OnePlus 8 series: OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
- OnePlus Nord
Xiaomi, POCO, Redmi
Devices under the above brands would get the Android 11 through the MIUI 12 update. These brands are the best when you are looking for a cheaper device with superb features.
Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 Youth Edition, Mi Note 10, Mi Note 10 Pro, Mi Note 10 Lite, Mi 9, Mi 9 Pro 5G, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Lite, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Mi A3
POCO F2 Pro, POCO X2, POCO M2 Pro
Redmi K30, Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30i 5G, Redmi K20, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi 10X Pro, Redmi 10X 5G, Redmi 9, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9A.
Selected devices under the Vivo brand will receive the Android 11 update through Funtouch OS 11 update.
- Vivo V series: Vivo V19, Vivo V17, and Vivo V17 Pro
- Vivo Y series: Vivo Y19 and Vivo Y17
The only device that will receive the Android 11 update is the Tecno Pouvoir 4.
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Note that so far, there are no devices under Infinix and Itel that are scheduled to receive the Android 11 update.