Xiaomi is rolling out a new software update for the Redmi 8 smartphone in India. The latest update brings the January 2020 Android security patch to the device. While the security update is month old, the changelog mentions several other security enhancements. The latest update for Redmi 8 also bumps up the MIUI software build version to V126.96.36.199, and it comes with a size of about 256 MB. The new update is still based on the dated Android 9 Pie OS with the latest MIUI 11 custom skin on top and brings security enhancements to the device. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro now available for Rs 13,999 on Amazon India, Mi.com
As per the changelog, it updates Android security patch level to January 2020. As detailed by the Android bulletin website, the patch fixes a local malicious application on the smartphone. This flaw could have enabled user interaction requirements to gain access to additional permissions. The update also fixes an exploit that could have led to remote information exposure of the device. Also Read - Xiaomi teases launch of electric toothbrush in India on February 20: What to expect
The OTA update is rolling out in a staged process, so it will likely take a while before reaching all Redmi 8 units in the country. 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. With the update already being a month old, Xiaomi could likely release the latest February 2020 security patch soon. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 10, Redmi K30 MIUI 11 version 20.2.17 beta update rolls out
Xiaomi Redmi 8 feature, specifications
The Redmi 8 smartphone made its debut back in October 2019. It flaunts a 6.22-inch IPS LCD screen with an HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front. The device also features a dual-camera setup at the back that includes a 12-megapixel primary camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The Redmi 8 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC and Adreno 505 GPU. It packs a 5,000-mAh battery with 18W fast charging. In terms of connectivity, the smartphone supports Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G LTE, and USB Type-C port for charging.