Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started releasing a new software update for its last year’s budget Redmi 7A smartphone in India. The latest update brings the month-old January 2020 Android security patch along with some major bug fixes to the device. Read on to know more about it. Also Read - Xiaomi SIM card that will also function as a microSD card under works
The latest Redmi 7A update bumps up the software build version to V184.108.40.206.PCMMIXM with an OTA firmware size of about 542MB. The new update is still running on the dated Android 9 Pie OS. It brings security enhancements to the entry-level device. Also Read - Xiaomi PatchWall 3.0 coming soon to Mi TV range with improved UI, new content partners
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As per the changelog, the company has finally fixed an issue with the system status bar and notification shade. Users can now open the notification settings in the second space panel. In addition, Xiaomi has also fixed overlapping images while taking scrolling screenshots issue in the device. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Earphones Basic price cut in India; now available for Rs 1,299
The January 2020 security patch, as per the Android bulletin website, selectively fixes a local malicious application issue on the device. This flaw could have allowed user interaction requirements and gain access to additional permissions. The update also fixes an exploit, which could have led to remote information exposure of the smartphone.
The Redmi 7A OTA update is rolling out in a phased process. Hence, it could take a while before reaching all units gradually. Users will get a push-notification to download the update. Alternatively, one can manually check for the update via the settings menu section of their device.
The Xiaomi Redmi 7A smartphone flaunts a 5.45-inch IPS LCD screen. The panel operates at HD+ (720×1440 pixels) resolution and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device also features a single-camera setup at the back. That includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Redmi 7A has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with an Adreno 505 GPU. Additionally, it packs a 4,000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE, and a micro USB port for charging.
|Features||Xiaomi Redmi 7A|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC|
|OS||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||5.45-inch HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio|
|Internal Memory||2GB RAM + 16GB storage|