A week after rolling out a similar update to the Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi 4, Xiaomi is now seeding the MIUI 10 update to the Redmi Note 3, its mid-range smartphone from three years ago. The update comes precisely eleven months after the Chinese company rolled out the MIUI 9 update to the Note 3.
The latest update shifts the build number of the firmware to MIUI 10.1.1.0.MHOMIFI and weighs in at 261MB. The MIUI 10 update doesn’t change the Android version of the smartphone, meaning the Redmi Note 3 still runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, Xiaomi has managed to pack in a bunch of MIUI 10 features like Quick Switch and Split screen on the device and the device now also features the July 2018 Android security patch from Google.
Additionally, the MIUI 10 update will bring a new Home screen shortcut option. Xiaomi has resolved several issues and has fixed photo previews, fullscreen mode and recording notification in the shade.
The latest update will be the second last stable build to roll out for the Redmi Note 3 as Xiaomi looks to drop support for the almost three-year-old device. The Note 3’s last update will come in the form of MIUI 10.2 soon after which the Chinese manufacturer will end support for the smartphone.
To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is armed with the 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor with up to 3GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The rear camera is equipped with 5 element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree wide angle lens, two-tone flashlight, panorama, HDR, and manual mode features.