RN9P-EU - Xiaomi.eu Stable
This ROM features the Xiaomi default Phone and Contacts apps, which I don't particularly like. If, like me, you install the Google Phone and Contacts apps, you may discover that it is not possible to block numbers in Google Phone. In fact, the Blocked Numbers option...
Surprised that you have not received 11.0.3 upgrade via OTA. I got mine about a week after first receiving the phone.
In any case I have since "downgraded" to the 11.0.2 Xiaomi.eu stable release, which is a lot "cleaner" than stock.
This particular gesture has always been flaky in MIUI 12, especially on stock. In my experience, however, it seems to improve with each new weekly beta. I don't think that this issue has anything to do with Nova.
RN7P & RN9P EU
The Note 9 Pro Global, as shipped by (Ali) Express, has MIUI v220.127.116.11 (QJZEUXM) pre-installed. Interesting, that although it was advertised as Global, it seems to have a European region ROM. No complaints from me though, as I am in the UK.
All we need now is TWRP and a stream of weekly...