Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to get Android Oreo update; check other details
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to roll out official Android Oreo-based MIUI update to Redmi Note 5. According to media reports, the rollout has already begun and every Redmi Note 5 user will have the updated version over the next two to three days.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to roll out official Android Oreo-based MIUI update to Redmi Note 5. According to media reports, the rollout has already begun and every Redmi Note 5 user will have the updated version over the next two to three days. The features updated version will include Face Unlock, portrait mode for selfie camera and more.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Android Oreo Update Via MIUI v126.96.36.199.0
The Redmi Note 5 users in India are now on MIUI 9.5 built on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. The device would start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update via MIUI v188.8.131.52.0 in the next 2-3 days.
According to Telecom talk, Xiaomi also noted that camera algorithms have been updated and the Redmi Note 5 will now be able to capture better images than earlier. Image quality has been further optimised, stated Xiaomi in the MIUI blog post.
MIUI v184.108.40.206.0 is a Phased Rollout
The report further said that whenever Xiaomi rolls out a new update, it comes out in batches, so that if the OTA update has any bugs, the damage will be minimal. For example, Xiaomi gets to know about these bugs in the first batch of the rollout, then it will immediately stop the update and fix those bugs, then restarts the update rollout. Xiaomi follows the same procedure even for its Android One devices: Mi A1 and Mi A2.
Specifications and Features
The Redmi Note 5 comes in two storage and RAM combinations of 32GB/3GB and 64GB/4GB with a price tag of Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively. The Note 5 features a 12-megapixel (MP) primary camera and a 5MP selfie shooter, along with 18:9 screens. The Note 5 is the successor to Redmi Note 4, which was announced in January last year, but has improved on many fronts.
Redmi Note 5's 5MP front camera is on par with its predecessor in terms of performance, but addition of LED flash on the front helps in low-light photography.
The new device sports 5.99-inch fullHD+ screens with 18:9 aspect ratios, covered with reflective Gorilla Glass, which hampers sunlight visibility.
The Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and it runs on Xiaomi’s Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 operating system, which offers a lot of scope for customisation. It also boasts of 4,000 mAh batteries, which last almost a day.