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Xiaomi rolls out stable Android 10 update to Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and more

On: January 10, 2020

Back in October 2019, Xiaomi had announced a new version of its custom ROM, MIUI 11. However, it was based on Android 9 Pie and was rolled out to all 27 supported devices by the end of the year. The Chinese smartphone maker recently rolled out the Android 10-based MIUI 11 update to the Redmi K20, while the K20 Pro received the latest OS in last September. Now Xiaomi is rolling out the update to more devices which include the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7, Mi MIX 3, Mi 9 SE, and Mi 8 SE. It’s worth noting that the Android 10 based-MIUI 11 update is currently rolling out to users in China. It’s unknown when Indian users will receive the update, but we expect in the coming weeks. 

To check the OS update, users can head to Settings > About Phone > System Update. If no update is available, users can download the ZIP file and manually flash it (at their own risk). The update is being rolled out in a phased manner so it could take time to reach all devices. The Android 10 update for the above mentioned devices brings a system-wide dark mode, enhanced privacy settings, smart messaging replies, gesture navigations and more. These are early builds of the software, so users may encounter bugs and unexpected crashes. Out of the list of mentioned devices, only the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Note 7 are available in India. 

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 specifications

The Redmi Note 8 Pro offers a 6.53-inch display with FHD+ resolution and HDR support. It is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G90T processor coupled with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage. The smartphone sports a quad-camera setup comprising of 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and two 2MP depth and macro camera. The device is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. 

Coming to the Redmi Note 7, the smartphone was launched back in February 2019. It comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with waterdrop notch. The device is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC and packs up to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Redmi Note 7 features a dual-camera of 12MP main sensor accompanied by a 2MP depth lens and a 13MP front shooter. The device draws its power from a 4,000mAh battery unit and runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. 

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Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.