Earlier today, Xiaomi started rolling out a Global stable build of the Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10.1 to the Poco F1. The Chinese company has now started seeding a beta update to the Redmi 5 device which is based on MIUI 10 and comes with Dual 4G VoLTE support.
The latest Global beta package of MIUI 10 on the Redmi 5 shifts the build number of the firmware to version 8.1.0 OPM1.171019.026. While the Android Security patch remains dated to November 2018, the changelog indicates that the latest update features support for Dual 4G VoLTE functionality. Dual 4G VoLTE will allow users to make 4G calls across two SIMs simultaneously while being connected to the internet.
The beta update is still based on Android 8.1 Oreo and we can expect the next stable build to not feature Google’s latest Android 9 Pie interface.
Xiaomi has been actively engaged in seeding Android 9 Pie on their smartphones as the Poco F1 and the Mi A1 both now feature the latest mobile OS. The latter also received the Dual 4G VoLTE support through its latest update as well as a new FM radio app.
Besides software developments, Xiaomi is also working on a smartphone which will feature a 48MP camera sensor made by Samsung. The company officially shared a teaser image of the smartphone that shows a glass back along with camera hump and “48MP camera” written next to the LED flash.