Back in April, Xiaomi revealed that the Redmi Y2 will not be seeded with an update to Android Pie but the company has now come out and done exactly the opposite. The Redmi Y2 which launched in June 2018 is now receiving an update to Android 9 Pie-based MIUI Global Stable update with new features and fixes.
The latest update to the Redmi Y2 shifts the build number of the device to MIUI 10.3.3.0.PEFMIXM and weighs in at 1.4GB. The update primarily brings the Android version to Android 9 Pie along with July 2019 Android security patch. Android 9 Pie brings dual VoLTE support, dark mode and face unlock to lock apps.
Among the new features come the customizable lock screen clock topic where users can choose to change the position of the clock. The update also allows users to lock Google Contacts through app lock and fixes the issue which didn’t allow contacts from deleting on SIMs.
The update also allows users to use their fingerprint to open the home screen and also opt to stay on the lock screen upon unlocking through facial data. Handsfree call duration has now been fixed when using the Game Turbo mode and the update has also improved synchronisation across multiple devices.
In order to check for the latest updates, one can go to Settings > About Phone > System Update.
To recall, the Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered with a 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU, the smartphone comes with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. I
On the camera front, the Redmi Y2 has a 12-megapixel primary camera with PDAF, LED Flash and 5-megapixel secondary camera for AI portrait shots. For the front, the device has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. It has 3,080mAh battery.