In November last year, Xiaomi launched the successor to its hugely popular Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Like most other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi Note 6 Pro currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10. However, it now looks like Xiaomi has made some decent progress with the Android 9.0 Pie update for the budget handset. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has been caught on Geekbench running on the latest Android version.
Redmi Note 6 Pro Android Pie Update Coming Soon?
The 3GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro scored 1,345 points in the single-core test and 4,871 points in the multi-core test. These scores are in line with what the smartphone scores on Android Oreo currently, so it certainly looks like the stable update could be pushed out to users before the end of the current quarter. Before the stable update, however, Xiaomi is expected to release beta MIUI 10 builds based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Xiaomi has so far released the Android 9 Pie update for only two of its budget Android smartphones: Mi A1 and Mi A2. Both the Mi A1 and Mi A2 are Android One smartphones, so it is not surprising that they have been updated to Pie before other Xiaomi smartphones that feature the MIUI custom user-interface. POCO F1, which is the first smartphone to be released under Xiaomi’s POCO sub-brand, has also been updated to Android Pie. Currently, the only budget Xiaomi smartphone to have received the Android Pie beta is the Mi Max 3. However, the Pie beta for the Mi Max 3 has only been rolled out in China so far. It is expected to receive the stable Android Pie update sometime before the end of the current quarter, alongside the Redmi Note 6 Pro and a few other models.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is a minor upgrade over the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It happens to be identical to its predecessor in most areas. The only major differences include an upgraded primary camera sensor on the back, dual 20MP + 2MP selfie snappers on the front, and a larger 6.26-inch Full HD+ display with a notch at the top.