Compatible Devices with Android 11 | Updated Phones

Nicola Leagues

21/09/2020 ore 16:41

When each new version of Android comes out, the question everyone asks is always the same: will my smartphone be updated? And when? The various parent companies do not always give a clear answer on this, so much so that even now, a few weeks after the release of Android 11, the picture is not entirely clear. We still want to try to answer these questions, assuming that for the most part it is unofficial information about what the devices compatible with Android 11 and on which models they will then be updated. To simplify the consultation, we have divided the article according to the manufacturer: you can reach those that most interest you through the practical index below, strictly alphabetically ordered.


ASUS hasn’t stated which Android 11 compatible phones are in its line-up, but it’s easy to make some reasoned assumptions. First of all ZenFone 6 e 7 (Pro) they should be supported, and so on ROG Phone 3 and hopefully the previous model too (which has never been a champion of speed). For all the others there will certainly be a little longer to wait, but with Android 10 ASUS has also updated some minor models, so the previous ones bode well.

Honor, like Huawei, has undergone one decided setback this year, due to problems with the Trump administration. Apart from Honor 9X Pro we have not had new models in Italy, and consider that the latter did not even come out with Android 10 (update promised, but still never arrived). We therefore don’t feel like putting our balance on any model at the moment, because it would really be a gamble.

Huawei has a more consistent line-up than the Honor sub-brand, but the same reasons for uncertainty already expressed for the latter obviously also apply to the parent company. We therefore hope that at least the top of the range of P40 series, already released with Android 10, can switch to Android 11, and the same goes for the series P30 e Mate 30/20, but skepticism prevails at the moment, especially since the Huawei-US question is in continuous development even now, and there do not seem to be too many glimmers.

LG has in turn reduced its presence on our market, but despite this we think that at least the following models will be updated to Android 11, although (probably) not all promptly:

  • LG Velvet
  • LG G8s
  • LG G8X
  • LG V60
  • LG V50

This doesn’t rule out other lower-end phones, but the priority it should still go to those just listed.

Also in the case of Motorola we have various candidates, but no official comments on which devices are compatible with Android 11. However, let’s try to give you some names.

  • Motorola Edge+
  • Motorola Edge
  • Motorola RAZR
  • Moto G 5G Plus
  • Moto G8 Power / Plus
  • Motorola One Action/Vision

Perhaps we have gone too far with some, perhaps we have been too careful with others. It is not easy to say also because in the past Motorola updates have arrived with a certain delay on our market, so in some cases the wait could be particularly long.

Nokia was one of those companies that have been clearer in the past about its support for Android, but this year has not made an explicit statement for now. Since its smartphones are practically all equipped with Android One, we do not doubt however that there will be wide compatibility with Android 11.

  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 7.2
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 6.2
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 5.3
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 2.2

OnePlus last year, albeit with some problems, has supported its models up to two generations past. This year we therefore expect to see Android 11 at least on the following smartphones.

  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus North
  • OnePlus 7 (Pro)
  • OnePlus 7T (Pro)
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 6

To these we add OnePlus 8T, which will be announced shortly.

Increasingly present in our market, Oppo with its subsidiary Realme also deserves attention. In his case it is not easy to get a precise idea because there is no great historian on which to base, therefore we have always gone prudently, waiting for official communications.

  • Serie Find X2
  • Reno 3 series
  • Realme X50 Series
  • Realme X2 Pro

In the case of Samsung, although there is not yet an official list of devices compatible with Android 11, we have compiled a separate article, because the list is likely to be really long. In fact, all the most recent top of the range have 3 years of support, and to these are added many medium / low-end smartphones that are usually supported for about 2 years from their release. So, if you had a Samsung smartphone from 2020, 2019 and partly from 2018, you can be relatively sure that sooner or later you will have your slice of Android 11.

Note 20/10 Series, S20 / 10 Series and Various Galaxy A will probably be the first on the list, but gradually many others will arrive, and all this without talking about tablets, where we logically see Tab S7/S6 benefit, but certainly not alone.

Sony may “drop” the XZ series this year, to focus on Xperia 1 (II), Sony Xperia 10 Plus, e Xperia 5 (II). However, we do not have certain sources for this list, although certainly the smartphones present here should be updated.

The list of Xiaomi and Redmi risks being rather exterminated, even if never as in the case of the Chinese company, times can expand and get confused with the versions of MIUI, which do not have a direct relationship with the version number of Android, and with smartphones that have a name at home and another in our country. We have therefore compiled a short list and “by series” so as not to give you too many illusions, but it will certainly be more extensive than that. In any case, we think that these will be the first models that will be updated, although the thousand variations that exist will complicate things a bit.

  • Mi 10/9 Series
  • Mi Note 10 series
  • Xiaomi Mi A3
  • Serie Redmi (Note) 9
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