Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 6 Pro precisely a month ago as the successor to the Redmi Note 5 Pro from earlier this year. Both devices currently run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top but it looks like it’s the predecessor which will first receive an update to Android 9 Pie rather than the latest device.
The news comes from a Gizmochina who spotted the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro on GeekBench, running the latest version of Google’s mobile OS – Android 9 Pie. This means Xiaomi could be working on developing a stable update that brings the latest features from Android Pie to the mid-range smartphone from earlier this year.
This will be the second major update to the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro which initially came running Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box and then was upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo. Soon after receiving Android Oreo, the Note 5 duo was pushed an update to Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 10 interface.
Gizmochina also witnessed that alongside the Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro running on Android Pie, there was also a version of Redmi Note 5 Pro which wasn’t powered by a Snapdragon 636 but was powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset and the benchmark scores also indicate the same. This could mean Xiaomi might also be planning a new smartphone under its popular mid-range Note series. However, the unnamed Xiaomi smartphone is still running on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed up 3GB of RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch 2.5D curved glass screen and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and has a 4000 mAh sealed Li-ion battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
Armed by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor with an Adreno 509 GPU, the phone comes in two variants of 4GB and 6GB RAM. For the camera, it has a dual rear camera setup of 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary sensor with a 20 MP front camera supporting Face Unlock.