The Xiaomi Redmi 4A (Review), a smartphone which launched in 2016 is still receiving software updates. A new software update for the Redmi 4A has just been rolled out. Fortunately for Redmi 4A smartphone owners, the phone is being updated to MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM. This will certainly infuse new life into this old smartphone!
Lately, Xiaomi has been at the top of its game when it comes to making excellent smartphones. The company will also be one of the first smartphone manufacturers to launch a 5G supported device: Mi MIX 3 5G variant.
Redmi 4A Receiving MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM Update
Redmi 4A fans will be ecstatic to find out that a new software update is finally rolling out for their devices. The good news is that this is the stable version of MIUI 10 and not a beta build. In laymen terms, this means that the update is likely to be a lot more stable and bring with it close to no bugs. The changelog for the update has been released and it sounds pretty interesting.
One of the main highlights which MIUI 10 brings to the smartphone is better support for full-screen devices. The UI is basically tailor-made in order to ensure that the content takes front page and is the main focus. Thus, providing users with a truly unique experience with better swipe response and overall smoother functionality and user experience. MIUI 10 promises a 10% increase in speed over MIUI 9 thanks to its ‘lock-free critical path and co-dependent prioritizing’ which speeds up the devices to meet the demands of the users.
In addition to facial changes. MIUI 10 also includes new and natural sounds which are pleasant and soothing to the ear. Many of these are system sounds and include sounds of the forest, beach, drizzle and even stove fire. Altogether, the option of choosing from these sounds introduces a more natural and pleasant user experience. Other system apps like Clock and Notes have been revamped as well. Needless to say, this update will also bring with it system stability and overall system improvements.
Unfortunately, the MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM for the Redmi 4 is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. This means that while the device will get a major facial overhaul, it will be losing out on many of the system and performance improvements which come with the latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie. The ROM is available for download and install. The download links can be found on the company’s official website forum. If the OTA update isn’t already available, it should be rolling out any time soon.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A: Hardware Specifications, Features
The Redmi 4A was launched in late 2016. As expected, the Redmi 4A launched as a budget-oriented offering and it lacks a notched display. The smartphone has noticeably large bezels with a screen size of 5.0-inches and a display resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. This chipset houses a quad-core CPU which is paired with an Adreno 308 GPU. The smartphone is equipped with 2GB RAM and is available in two storage variants: 16GB and 32GB. The device also supports storage expansion of up to 256GB via microSD card.
In the camera department, the Redmi 4A is equipped with a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. The 13MP camera at the rear features phase-detection autofocus and 1080p video recording. The phone also features a fingerprint reader. The device uses a micro USB 2.0 port and is powered by a 3,120mAh battery. The device launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has now been updated to Android 7.1 Nougat. It’s a dual-SIM phone will support for GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth and IR port.