Xiaomi Redmi 5A Gets a New MIUI 10 Build Based on Android 8.1 Oreo

By December 17th, 2018 AT 10:23 AM

Xiaomi has recently upgraded some of its smartphones to the latest MIUI 10 UI including the Snapdragon 845 Poco F1. The new addition to the list is Redmi 5A. Xiaomi has now upgraded one of its most popular smartphones of all times, the Redmi 5A to MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Redmi 5A has been one of the best selling phones by Xiaomi this year. The smartphone, to recall, was launched running on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. There was no confirmation if the phone will be upgraded to MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo or not. Now all the doubts have been cleared as Xiaomi brings MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo to Redmi 5A.


Redmi 5A Gets Android 8.1 Oreo

To recollect, the Redmi 5A was upgraded to MIUI 10 last month itself, but sadly it was based on the same old Android 7.1 Nougat. This disappointed a lot of Redmi 5A users. But as Xiaomi, has been very committed to living up to its consumers expectation, the company does it again with the Redmi 5A. Notably, Xiaomi delivers at least one major Android upgrade to its smartphones. Sadly, Android 8.1 Oreo could be the final major update to the Redmi 5A.

Xiaomi has upgraded the Redmi 5A to Android 8.1 Oreo. This is a part of the global stable update, which means all Redmi 5A users will get the update. If you still haven’t got the update, it could be possible that the software rollout could be happening in a phased manner. So, if you’re a Redmi 5A user and still haven’t got the Android 8.1 Oreo update, you might need to wait for some more time. Also, before downloading and installing the update, you should ensure to connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network, back up all your data and fully charge the phone.

Xiaomi Phones Upgraded to MIUI 10

As said, Xiaomi upgraded some of its old phones to MIUI 10 recently. Some of the recent addition to the list are Redmi 5, Redmi 4, Redmi 3S and Redmi 4A. After the MIUI 10 update, all these Redmi phones will be upgraded to the key features of the latest skin by Xiaomi like gesture navigation, new recent menu, Android P like volume slider, PiP mode, autofill support, AI features, improved screen recording and so many other things.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Specifications and Features

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 5A in October 2017 in India. The smartphone was better known as the Desh Ka Smartphone. This was because the phone was among the first Redmi phones to be a part of the Make in India program. As far as the specs are concerned, the Redmi 5A comes packed with a 5-inch display and has a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. On the hardware front, the smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

On the camera front, the Redmi 5A comes with a single camera setup on the back as well as on the front. The phone includes a 13MP with an aperture of f/2.2 on the back and a 5MP front shooter for selfies. The Redmi 5A is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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SC-KPA (Kolkata circle)
SC-KPA (Kolkata circle)

My redmi 5A got MIUI 10.0.1 global update but os version is Naugat, not Oreo. Will it be updated again?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Flash Havoc OS/Pixel Experience ROM.


Me too only naugat


4A and 5A both are Snapdragon 425.. one sold out max because of low price. Only difference is 5A has LTE band support more and battery less than 4A.
I don’t how it sold 5 million more device even after price hike.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

At 5000, it was killed device . At even 7000, 3GB variant was good one. I don’t know why you are surprised. No-one gave such specifications at such price points. Xiaomi should make this their strength even going forward.

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