After Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has now started rolling out MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM for the Redmi 1S. However, the OS will stay Android 4.4.4 KitKat and the security update will be October 2016. The MIUI 9 update for the Xiaomi Redmi 1S brings new features to the smartphone. Also Read - Best gaming phones under Rs 25,000 to buy in India in October 2021Also Read - Redmi Note 11 series to cost cheaper than Redmi Note 10 Pro Max?
The MIUI 9 update for Redmi 1S brings several new features. The new features include simplified UI, improved layout, and readability for search results in contacts, better blocklist rules with the possibility of separated rules for every SIM card, switch for turning battery saver automatically when charged, new display formats for update logs in Updater, search for apps in the Dual app s settings and much more. Also Read - Are Chinese brands making the Indian government jittery?
There are also new optimized themes which bring along a redesigned home page and as well updated Peach blossom and Asphalt themes. Additionally, the Mi Mover app now supports data migration restarting, which means at any given point if the migration of data is interrupted, the device hotspot connection will be restored automatically.
To recap on the specifications, the Redmi 1S sports a 4.7-inch HD 720p display with Dragontrail glass protection, and is powered by a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Also on offer is 8GB internal storage that can be further expanded using the microSD card slot.
On the camera front, the smartphone features an 8-megapixel rear camera. There is also a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is armed with a 2,000mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, however, it was later updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.