Xiaomi’s Redmi 8A has received an official Android 10 update. This update comes after receiving the latest version of MIUI 11 back in November.
The listing shows a Xiaomi Redmi 8A handset running the latest Android 10 suggesting that an update might be underway. Xiaomi hasn’t disclosed a time frame for the update but we remain hopeful.
The update brings in new UI to the Redmi 8 series along with a system-wide dark mode, new natural sounds and alarm ringtones, and a new quick replies feature.
Xiaomi Android 10 update benefits
Smart Reply now suggests actions. When someone sends you a message with an address or a YouTube video, you can open and navigate in Google Maps or open up the video on YouTube without copy and pasting. Smart Reply now works across all your favourite messaging apps.
Come to the dark side… with Dark Theme. You can enable Dark Theme for your entire phone or for specific apps like Photos and Calendar. It’s easier on your eyes, and your phone battery too.
Take advantage of larger, edge-to-edge screens with new gesture navigation. With simple swipes, you can go backwards, pull up the home screen, and fluidly move between tasks. After switching, you won’t want to go back to visible buttons.
With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption videos, podcasts and audio messages across any app—even stuff you record yourself. Live Caption will become available this fall, starting with Pixel.
Android 10 brings new privacy and security features on your control. You can choose to only share location data with apps while you’re using them. You can as well receive reminders when not actively using is accessing your location, so you can decide whether or not to continue sharing.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A specifications
The phone comes with a 6.22-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9.
Redmi 8A is powered with a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.
The Redmi 8A runs Android 9 Pie currently updated to Android 10. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery that supports proprietary fast charging.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A on the rear packs a 12-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
The Redmi 8A runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 Pie and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The Redmi 8A is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Connectivity options on the Redmi 8A include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The Redmi 8A supports face unlock.
The Redmi 8A measures 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 190.00 grams.
With the currently updated MIUI 11, it introduces the always-on display that looks truly gorgeous. Be it an ever-changing
kaleidoscope or rhythmic wave dial, your screen will amaze you with every new glance. Tasteful special effects accompany incoming notifications thus,, breathing life into your screen when it’s locked. Notification sounds in MIUI 11 are smart and diverse.
They imitate water and birds and never sound the same throughout the day. You can share photos, files, and even apps to other mobile devices wirelessly. This feature is compatible with the devices running Android Pie or later versions of Redmi