Upcoming Android 8.1 Oreo Update to Add Dual 4G VoLTE Support to the Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Xiaomi excited everyone by launching the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India first but disappointed everyone by adding better features to the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note 5. And one of them is the dual 4G VoLTE support, which was disabled in the Indian variant but was added to the Chinese variant. However, there’s good news for the Indian Note 5 Pro (first impressions) owners as the much-awaited Android Oreo update could add the Dual 4G VoLTE feature, meaning users can use two 4G SIM cards at the same time and if the carrier supports VoLTE technology, then you can use dual VoLTE at the same time.

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A latest MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM of the Indian Redmi Note 5 Pro was leaked online, courtesy of FunkyHuawei.club. And folks at xda-developers managed to install the leaked Beta ROM on the Indian version of the Note 5 Pro. The flashing process is a bit cumbersome at the moment as you’ll be required to unlock the bootloader of your Note 5 Pro, followed by TWRP custom recovery installation and flash the ROM via it. And if you’re not aware, the bootloader unlock process of Xiaomi process is one of the hardest ones out there. So, we’re not going to discuss that in detail here. You can check out the process by heading over to Redmi Note 5 Pro’s XDA Forums page.

Moving onto the Global Beta ROM, the first major feature is the addition of Dual 4G support. So if your carrier supports 4G network and VoLTE service, you can use them simultaneously. This feature is absent in the Redmi Note 5 Pro Indian version at the moment.

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Another major feature is the Project Treble support. Well, you won’t believe this: developers have already managed to boot AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, thanks to the Project Treble support. If you’re wondering what Project Treble is, head over to our detailed guide to know more.

Other features such as the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode is also present along with the Autofill, Smart Text selection and all Oreo features.

Do make a note that this is the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which Xiaomi will release in the next couple of weeks or maybe this week itself. And not the Chinese MIUI version. Earlier, developers ported the Chinese MIUI ROM to the Note 5 Pro, which was plagued with a lot of issues, but now, the Global Beta ROM from Xiaomi directly has been leaked. We’re trying to install it on our Redmi Note 5 Pro unit, so stay tuned for the detailed review.

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