Recently, it was reported that Xiaomi is discontinuing the software support for a few of its smartphone. Now, the company has confirmed it. Software support for 2016’s flagship device, Mi 5, and the same year’s wallet-friendly Redmi Note 3 are now suspended. Also Read - Xiaomi launches new 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh Mi PowerBank 3i in India, price starts at Rs 899
The upcoming stable or final version of the MIUI ROM will be the last one for those two smartphones, according to a post on MIUI’s Chinese forums. Last year too the Chinese company had reportedly dropped support for certain handsets; however, the bitter truth is that the software support cannot last forever. Additionally, Xiaomi has maintained a good track record of updating devices dating back almost three to five years, unlike other brands. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro in India gets MIUI 12 update
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A GSMArena report suggests that the reason behind suspending the smartphone could be an excessive amount of phone launches each year, and bearing the cost for each software support could be too high as well as time-consuming. The report further asserts that “the two phones are nearly three years old and that’s pretty much you could get from a smartphone manufacturer these days.” Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi 9A flash sale today at 12PM: Offers, price in India and all you need to know
In the coming weeks, Xiaomi is rumored to launch a new smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera sensor. The handset is believed to be called the Redmi Pro 2. The device is also reported to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 chipset. The alleged upcoming Redmi series handset is said to come with a price tag of Rs 20,000, making it the most expensive Redmi smartphone that one has ever seen.