[Guide] How To Use Download Component

Yes, if you download to one of the Shared folders on Android 11+ no storage permissions should be required.

No, you cannot download to an aribitrary folder (like /myFolder etc.) or the root dir of the external storage on Android 11+.

In addition, WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE does no longer exist on Android 11+.

See also here.

So WRITE permission should be requested this way: