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Redmi 8, 8A get MIUI 12 update in India

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Xiaomi announced the MIUI 12 alongside the Mi 10 Youth Edition smartphone launch event in China back in April 2020. Days after this, it started the pilot testing program in India. However, the affordable smartphones started receiving the stable update only a few months later. The latest to join the list are the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A devices.

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The MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8 and 8A in India comes a couple of weeks after they started receiving it in multiple regions. The update for Redmi 8 has the firmware version V12.0.1.0.QCNINXM while the Redmi 8A‘s firmware is V12.0.1.0.QCPINXM. The former weighs around 2.1GB while the latter is about 1.8GB in size.

It’s also worth noting that both the devices will still run on Android 10 OS. Considering the devices launched with MIUI 10 and Android 9 Pie out of the box, this is not a big issue. Xiaomi usually bundles all the necessary Android features on its UI and for OS, they have already received

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one major update to Android 10.

With MIUI 12, both the Redmi 8, 8A get the second major UI update from the company. Hence, don’t expect another one as they are mere entry-level smartphones. Additionally, this update also changes the security patch to January 2021.

As for availability, this is currently in the Stable Beta stage which means only a few users will get it initially. After finding that it doesn’t have any major issues, the company will roll it out for everyone via OTA(Over-The-Air).

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So far Xiaomi has updated other oldies like Redmi 7A, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 7/7S, Redmi Note 8, 8 Pro, to the latest MIUI 12 in India.

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