Launched around eight months ago, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A still has to be one of the best entry level smartphones in the sub-Rs 7,000 price range. The smartphone is known to offer a good set of features in a premium looking design. However, one of the good things about it is that Xiaomi has still been providing software updates for it on regular basis. And now, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is getting the new MIUI V126.96.36.199 update. Also Read - These Mi, Redmi and Poco phones to get MIUI 13 update soon: Check the listAlso Read - Redmi Watch launched at price of around Rs 3,300
This the second update Xiaomi Redmi 5A has received this month, and one of its highlights is that it carries the security patch for July. While it’s almost a month late, it s still quite commendable of Xiaomi to provide the update for an entry-level smartphone like the Redmi 5A. Also Read - Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G are official
Along with that, the update also comes with some minor bug fixes and other system improvements as reported by MySmartPrice. One of issues it addresses is with the duplicate WhatsApp app, which did not show contacts. Minor irregularities noticed with the text in the OS and the notification bar have also been fixed.
The new update is called MIUI 188.8.131.52.NCKMIFD, and it is about 197MB in size. Xiaomi is rolling out the update through OTA, so users should be getting notification on their Redmi 5A to download and install it. However, if you ve somehow managed to skip the notification, you can manually check for it by going into the Settings app.
Watch: Xiaomi Redmi 5A First Look
Talking about the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the smartphone features a 5-inch HD screen that is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC and 3,000mAh battery underneath its hood. The smartphone comes in two variants that includes 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage.
For taking pictures it features a 13-megapixel camera at the back, and an 8-megapixel camera upfront. It is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery, and runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo. While Xiaomi is keeping the smartphone updated, it has also promised to rollout the MIUI 10 on the Redmi 5A soon.