Xiaomi starts rolling out Android Pie update to Redmi 6, Redmi 6A

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 12, 2019 11:40 am

Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A were launched last year in India running MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) update.

Back in April, Xiaomi announced that Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A will not be rolled out Android 9.0 Pie update. However, in June, the company announced that the two phones will indeed be upgraded to Android Pie. Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are now receiving an update to Android 9 Pie-based MIUI Global Stable update with new features and fixes.


Both the smartphones were launched last year in India running MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo) update. The latest update to the Redmi 6 shifts the build number of the device to MIUI and Redmi 6A to MIUI Both the updates weigh around 1.3 GB in size


The update primarily brings the Android version to Android 9 Pie along with July 2019 Android security patch to both the devices. The updates bring system-wide dark mode, new charging animation and lock screen clock customization to the smartphones. Users additionally get a Face Unlock support when locking apps and the ability to stay on the lock screen after face unlock.



Both updates will be rolling out in phases and in case you want to manually check for the update, head over to Settings > About Phone > System Update and tap on “Check for updates” at the bottom of the screen.

To recall, Xiaomi Redmi 6A features a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display with 720 x 1440 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor along with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot. It has a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash, HDR and panorama, phase-detection autofocus and a 5MP front camera. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery.


TheXiaomi Redmi 6 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio and powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. It has 3,000mAh battery with support for 5W charging, dual rear cameras with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor and a 5-megapixel front camera.

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