Xiaomi is rolling out an update for two of its budget smartphones – Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. This is a small incremental update that focuses on bringing the latest Android security patch and more. Read on to find out everything on the new Redmi 8A and Redmi 8 update.
The Redmi 8A and Redmi 8 update carries version number MIUI 10.3.3.0.PCPINXM. It is about 469MB in size, so you will need a steady Wi-Fi connection and enough charge before initiating the update process. The OTA update is likely to roll out in phases and should reach all units in the coming days. To manually check for the update, head over to Settings -> Software Update.
The software essentially brings in the latest September 2019 Android security patch to both smartphones. Additionally, it also introduces new features to the App Vault. Users will now be able to swipe down to view more shortcuts. Lastly, Xiaomi has also optimized the overall design and user interface.
Xiaomi Redmi 8, Redmi 8A features, specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A launched towards the end of last month and is available in two variants. The base model with 2GB of RAM costs Rs 6,499. The top model with 3GB of RAM, on the other hand, costs Rs 6,999. The Redmi 8 launched in India earlier this month. It too is available in two variants. The base model with 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM costs Rs 7,999. The top model with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM costs Rs 8,999. You can check out the table below for a detailed list of features and specifications.
|Features||Xiaomi Redmi 8A||Xiaomi Redmi 8|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC|
|OS||Android 9 Pie with MIUI||Android 9 Pie with MIUI|
|Display||6.22-inch HD+||6.22-inch HD+|
|Internal Memory||2GB RAM with 32GB storage||3GB RAM with 32GB storage|
|Rear Camera||12MP||12MP + 2MP|