Xiaomi’s Redmi Note line-up of smartphones has been hugely successful in India. The latest member of the series is the Redmi Note 5 (also available as Redmi 5 Plus in China), which was launched earlier this year (alongside the Redmi Note 5 Pro).
Even though the smartphone offers solid specs for the money, it launched running a now dated Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box. That’s finally changed, as Redmi Note 5 is finally receiving stable Android 8.1 Oreo update. Spotted by XDA-Developers, the stable Android 8.1 Oreo recovery ROM is now available for the smartphone. This is the global build that also bumps MIUI to version number 220.127.116.11.0.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 3/4GB of RAM, and 32/64GB of internal storage. The smartphone features a 5.99-inch FullHD+ display of 1080×2160 pixels resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The Redmi Note 5 has all standard connectivity options and features (including a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor), with a 4,000mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet.
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According to a recent tweet by noted leakster Roland Quandt, Xiaomi is now planning to launch the Redmi Note 6 Pro soon. As the name suggests, the smartphone will succeed the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which was launched earlier this year.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will likely come in two configurations – 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM/64GB onboard storage. It’s expected to have a price tag of 200-250 Euros, or about Rs 16,400-20,500. Previous rumours have suggested that the Redmi Note 6 Pro will be available in multiple colors, including gold, blue, pink, black, and red.
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