Xiaomi Redmi Note, Redmi Note Prime Receiving MIUI 9.2 Global Stable Update: Reports

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note will still run Android 4.4 KitKat
  • The new update brings the MIUI 9.2.3.0 version to Redmi Note Prime
  • MIUI 9 update on Redmi Note comes with new features and optimisations
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Xiaomi Redmi Note has finally received MIUI 9 through a new MIUI 9.2 version, as per user reports. Xiaomi had started rolling out MIUI 9.2 as its latest global MIUI ROM for all its smartphones running MIUI 9 earlier this month. Now, the MIUI 9.2 update is available for both the Xioami Redmi Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime, launched in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

As per GSMArena, citing user reports, the Redmi Note is receiving MIUI 9.2.2.0 version while the Redmi Note Prime is getting the MIUI 9.2.3.0 variant.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note was launched in India back in 2014, running MIUI 5 based on Android 4.2.2. KitKat. Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note Prime variant running Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI 7 in 2015. With the new custom ROM, Xiaomi hasn’t upgraded the current Android version on the Redmi Note Prime as it is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. However, the company has introduced many new features to enhance the experience over the last MIUI 8 version in the Redmi Note Prime.

In the latest update, there is an upgraded Security app with the ability to conduct virus and payment scans. The MIUI 9 update also brings in an improved layout and readability feature for contacts search, better blocklist rules with separated rules for every SIM card, a switch to turn Battery saver automatically when the smartphone is charged, new display formats for updating logs in Updater app, and an option to search for apps in Dual apps settings.

Other key changes include, Mi Mover app now supports data migration restarting, protection from unintentional tapping, Add to Favourites icon adjustments, cleaner removes empty folders better, and overall simplification of the user interface. You can check the availability of the new MIUI update on your Redmi Note 3 by going to Settings > About phone > System update.

It is interesting to note that Xiaomi is introducing its latest MIUI ROM on its older smartphones. Xiaomi Redmi 1S, one of the first Redmi budget smartphones to launch in India, is also receiving MIUI 9 update. Even the Redmi Note 3 also started getting the new MIUI 9.2 version.

 

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 4GB RAM Variant Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three variants of the Redmi 4 are now available in China
  • The 4GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 1,099
  • It is available in Gold, Rose Gold, Black, and Light Blue colour options

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 now has a third variant with 4GB RAM in China. Listed on the official Xiaomi store, this will be the third variant in the Redmi 5 range that was previously launched in 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM options. The Redmi 5 4GB RAM variant’s price is  CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,000), a premium of CNY 200 (roughly Rs. 2,000). It apparently comes with no other specification upgrades except the increased RAM; it has inbuilt storage of 32GB. The smartphone is yet to launch in India.

As we mentioned, the 4GB RAM variant of the recently launched Redmi 5 has been quietly listed on Xiaomi’s official website in China. The new variant is available in Black, Rose Gold, Light Blue, and Gold colour variants. The smartphone was launched alongside the Redmi 5 Plus at an event in China.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications

The dual-SIM (nano) Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone runs MIUI 9 based on top of Android Nougat. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2/ 3/ 4GB RAM and 16/ 32GB of inbuilt storage.

In the camera department, the Redmi 5 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with flash, PDAF, and an f/2.2 aperture lens. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera sensor with Beautify 3.0 features for enhanced portraits. A fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera module on the back.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and micro-USB. Sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.

The phone is backed by a 3300mAh battery under the hood. The Redmi 5 weighs about 180 grams.