Slowly but steadily, Xiaomi has updated most of its smartphones to the latest MIUI 10. One of those devices is the Redmi 5, which the company launched earlier this year. Now, the budget smartphone is reportedly getting another MIUI 10 update, which makes it even better.
According to Fonearena, a ‘Global Beta’ MIUI 10 update is now being pushed out to Xiaomi Redmi 5 units, and it introduces brings dual 4G VoLTE support to the smartphone. Bearing build number 8.1.0 OPM1.171019.026, the update can be installed by downloading the associated Recovery ROM, and flashing it using the recovery method. Once installed, the dual 4G VoLTE can be enabled under the ‘SIM cards & mobile networks’ option in the phone’s settings. That said, the security patch included with the update is still that of November 2018.
Now that dual 4G VoLTE has been introduced in the ‘Global Beta’ ROM, it’s only a matter of time until the feature is rolled out as an update to stable ROMs.
To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 5.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. That said, the display is a regular panel and doesn’t come with a notch.
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For imaging duties, the Redmi 5 has a single-lens 12-megapixel primary camera, as well as a 5-megapixel lens up front for selfies and video calls. The budget smartphone has all standard connectivity options, with a 3,300mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet.