Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 Global Beta 7.11.16 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat has started rolling out on Xiaomi Redmi 4A, its budget offering in sub-Rs 10,000 range. The company officially announced MIUI 9 rollout in India earlier this month along with Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite. If you recall, Xiaomi Redmi 4A was announced earlier this year with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running out-of-the-box.
The update delivers October security patch and upgrades the handset to Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. Needless to say, it may take a month or two for stable ROM to roll out. Meanwhle, here are some changes and additions that come along:
MIUI 9 Global Beta allows users access most-used apps with just a single tap. It has been made possible using New App Vault feature. It contains shortcuts to apps and features like Scan, Torch, Mi Home, and much more. The feature is somewhat similar to Shelf feature in OnePlus handsets.
The update also brings new notification bar so that users can interact with expanded notifications similar to stock Android. For a complete changelog, visit the thread on official MIUI forum.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A (Review) flaunts a plastic polycarbonate unibody. It has a 5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 425 quad-core SoC coupled with an Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB). In terms of optics, it has a 13-megapixel rear shooter with autofocus, f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. Up front is a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The standard set of connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, and Bluetooth v4.1. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, infrared and proximity. It measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 131.5 grams. The hybrid dual-SIM Redmi 4A is powered by a 3,120mAh battery.