Xiaomi Redmi Note spotted running MIUI V6 based on Kitkat

Redmi Note owners you could be in for a nice chunk of Kitkat soon after leaked photos show MIUI V6 running on the large screen Xiaomi.

Xiaomi’s rollout of MIUI V6 has hit a few issues over the past months the most upsetting of all being that although V6 would come to most Xiaomi phones, not all device would get the update to Android 4.4 Kitkat.

Of all Xiaomi phone users, the most concerned that they would not get the later Android version were users of the older Mi2S and mid range Redmi models.

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Today’s photos from the MIUI_ROM Weibo feed are encouraging though as they show the 5.5-inch Xiaomi Redmi Note running MIUI V6 based on Android. As we can see from the images though, the phone with the update is the LTE model with a Snapdragon processor. We are still unsure if Mediatek version of the phone will receive a similar update.

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  1. desponent
    October 25, 2014

    I guess this is only for Redmi Note with snapdragon since afaik Mediatek doesn’t provide Android 4.4.4 for MT6592.

  2. David Košič
    October 25, 2014

    Another reason why I think mediatek is just plain bad.

    • yasin
      October 25, 2014

      mediatek is not giving their source code.. so no custom mods and kernels and that’s a big drawback for allot of people who like to mod things.

      • David Košič
        October 26, 2014

        or who just want to get a new update on their phone as well.

    • desponent
      October 27, 2014

      There’s a compromise for everything, before, there’s no choice in certain price range beside shitty version of snapdragon or mediatek both which doesn’t offer support after certain version of android but one of them have substantially better performance.

      Now Qualcomm is a bit more competitive after they saw their market slowly got eroded by Mediatek. It’s now Mediatek turn if they keep limiting software support though, reaping what they sow.

  3. MTK vs Dragon
    October 25, 2014

    Can someone pls explain the difference in processors on Redmi 3g vs 4g. Is Snapdragon 400 better then MT6592? I heard snapdragon gets hot after encountering heavy task or gaming.
    Is Note 4G performing better then the predecessor Note 3G in the terms of processor?
    Thanks for the answer in advance.

    • Andy Midd
      October 26, 2014

      They Benchmark fairly similar.

      Upside of the Snapdragon is that you are much more likely to end up with decent GPS, and a more stable device.

      And yes, in the Redmi 1S at least, the Snapdragon does have some heat issues, but that could well be down to Xiaomi’s implementation.

      • MTK vs Dragon
        October 27, 2014

        Thank you for your answer, then my purchase willl be Note 4G.

        • RMI NOTE
          December 9, 2014

          note 3g has got octacore + 2gb, which is better than 4g quad core.
          there won’t be any heating issue in the first one.

  4. Liviu Roşca
    October 27, 2014

    Hello. I want to buy a Xiaomi note but i’m not sure what version to buy. I don’t need 4g but i need dual-sim. I seen some bench printscreen and mediatek (2 gb) got around 26000 since snapdragon got ~20000 in Antutu. How is the real difference in real use?