Xiaomi has rolled out its latest and best software update, MIUI 12, to Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. While the MIUI 12 update brings a lot of new features and changes the experience of both the device, the Android version remains the same. The MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A is still based on Android 10 and not the latest Android 11 operating system.
There are new animation, dark mode and several other new features along with bug fixes. Users are highly encouraged to keep a backup of their photos and other personal data before hitting the update button.
Two weeks back, Redmi 7A users in India got the MIUI 12 update. Users who did not receive the push notification for the update can check for it manually by going to the Settings > About phone> System update> Click on download and update your device.
To recall, Redmi 8 comes with a 6.22-inch with HD+ resolution and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. The smartphone packs 3GB/4GB of RAM and comes in two storage variants — 32GB and 64GB. Redmi 8 comes with dual rear camera with 12MP main sensor and 2MP secondary camera. The front houses an 8MP shooter for selfies. The smartphone is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Redmi 8A falls under the ultra-budget segment and it comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with 720×1520 pixel resolution. The device comes with a triple card slot and with a P2i coating which makes it splash resistant. Redmi 8A sports a 12MP single-lens rear camera with LD flash and f/1.8 aperture. The front is home to an 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.