Two recently released budget phones from Xiaomi—Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A—are now receiving a new software update. This update is bringing Android’s December 2018 security patch as well as multiple bug fixes to the devices. The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A were launched as part of Redmi 6 series of budget smartphones back in June 2018 with MIUI 9 and were later updated to MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo. However, the MIUI 10 software in these phones is still based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The update for the devices is about 450MB in file size so it is advisable that you have a good battery charge left in the device and a fast active Wi-Fi connection while installing it. While the update is sent over the air (OTA), you can also download manually from the links in this article if you do not want to wait for the OTA to hit your device.
Long List of Bug Fixes for Redmi 6, Redmi 6A
The changelog for the MIUI 10.2.2 update shows a long list of bug fixes for the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A. For some people, the fingerprint sensor was not unlocking the device during calls and floating notifications were not getting restricted. The earphone icon was disappearing sometimes and scrolling screenshots were not working well. There was an overlapping issue with the return button during calls and users were not able to send SMS during conference calls.
During video calls, the UI elements for switching between the front and rear cameras were displayed wrong, and when a recording was paused, it didn’t show in the notification. All of these issues have been fixed in the firmware with version number 10.2.2.0.OCGMIXM for Redmi 6 and V10.2.2.0.OCBMIXM for Redmi 6A.
Key Features of Redmi 6, Redmi 6A
The Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A both come with the same 5.45-inch HD+ display with a full bezel on top. They also share a 5MP front camera, although the Redmi 6 gets a 12MP+5MP dual-camera at the rear as opposed to the 13MP single rear camera on the Redmi 6A. The Redmi 6A gets a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, while the Redmi 6 gets an octa-core Helio P22 SoC. In the more affordable Redmi 6A, you get an option of a 2GB or a 3GB RAM, while the Redmi 6 comes with either a 3GB or a 4GB RAM. Both of them have the same 3000mAh battery, but the Redmi 6A does not get a fingerprint sensor while the Redmi 6 does.