Xiaomi Redmi 8A with Android 10 spotted on GeekBench

Redmi 8A MIUI 12 update

Xiaomi announced MIUI 11 in the last year and quickly started to provide updates with the new version of its skin for all smartphones. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that all of them will receive the latest version of Android. The company is able to bring most of its MIUI features to several devices no matter the version of Android they are running. Despite this fact, Mi fans have been eagerly waiting for Android 10-based MIUI 11 on their smartphones, and Xiaomi is slowly providing. Apparently, the next in line for Android 10 update is the entry-level Redmi 8A.

The Redmi 8A received an official MIUI 11 update back in November. Although the custom skin came with a plethora of new features and visuals, it’s still based on Android 9 Pie.  The Redmi 8A is an entry-level smartphone so it’s easy to think that there’s no much priority in bringing Android 10. However, there is good news since the handset has been spotted on GeekBench with the latest Android version.

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Redmi 8A

The listing is a good sign that Xiaomi is already testing the new update in the Redmi 8A. Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact time frame in which we should expect the update. However, the GeekBench report is good enough to bring hope to owners of this budget device. The Redmi 8A was one of Xiaomi’s best surprises in 2019. The handset comes with an affordable price tag and average specifications. However, it ships with a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging and USB Type-C port. Now, with Android 10, users will be able to enjoy it for another year without regret.

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