Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has started rolling out MIUI 11 updates to some of its latest Redmi 8, 8A as well as Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 which were launched two years back. The update comes with a stable version number MIUI V11 0.2.0.
The MIUI 11 update is based on the older version of the Android 9 Pie operating system. However, this update will come with a system-wide dark mode, new natural sounds and alarm ringtones, and new quick replies for Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. The new firmware for Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 will also include other features such as face unlock app, photo-text watermark editing, company’s own wake-up feature and gaming features that will include phone docking window among others.
As per the changelog the MIUI 11 for Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 will include:
App Lock: After the update, the users now have support for unlocking apps using their face.
Clock: Earlier the timer page button used to clicks blink that problem has been fixed also the problem of clock flashing on a special date has been fixed.
Calculator: Previously the calculator used to crash when the Xiaoai does not turn on. that has also been fixed.
Album: photo-text watermark editing tool has been added with the update along with other art watermark styles
Weather: cloudy and hazy animations have been added along with 15-day trend interface adaptation and improved the issues related to large font and screen density.
Settings: The settings page for the system app has also been optimised.
Xiaoai: With the firmware update voice wake-up feature has been added
Game Acceleration: The phone docking window has also been included that allows the device to show the gaming state via a floating window.
While on the other hand Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have started receiving MIUI 11 stable updates globally. Whereas the company has rolled out the software update for the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 in its home market only.
MIUI 11 stable update for Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A has been rolled out globally but to a limited number of users initially. The update comes with version number 188.8.131.52.PCPINXM and weighs 677M. The system update comes with an October security patch along with a system-wide dark mode, new natural sounds and alarm ringtones, always-on display and new quick replies.
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