Xiaomi has finally started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat-based MIUI 9 update for its Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India. The smartphone was initially launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. To recall, Xiaomi had announced MIUI 9 alongside the Mi 5X in July and had detailed plans to roll out the update to all its devices. The stable version of the MIUI 9 update is being rolled out in phases and users can download it as an OTA update by checking their device's setting for the update.
The MIUI 9 update has been available as a beta ROM since July and it brings new features like a redesigned user interface, a virtual assistant, system optimisations, image search, split-screen multitasking and enhanced battery life using Doze on the go. The company claims that the update will make their phones work more smoothly and without any lags, by dynamic resource allocation based on app priority level. It will also make the apps boot faster.
The Redmi Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display with a 1920x1080 resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone is available in three storage options: 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 32GB of onboard storage and 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of internal storage. It is backed by a 4100mAh battery.
The Redmi Note 4 features a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash, and a 5MP front facing camera for selfies. The smartphone offers a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and is available at a starting price of Rs 9,999.