Xiaomi has made a lot of launches in the past couple of years; from the Redmi Note 8, the Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 9S and more. Xiaomi has been doing a great job keeping their devices upgraded to the latest version with the security patches. Similarly, the Redmi Note 9S has finally been updated to the August 2020 security patch with the latest build MIUI 22.214.171.124 Global Stable ROM. The latest update carries the build number v126.96.36.199.QJWMIXM.
The latest update is a stable build and hence we can recommend users to update their device to this build. The update is based on Android 10 and runs MIUI 11. Similar to any other update, this latest update is rolled out via an OTA. The update is being rolled out in a staged manner, so it may take some time to be available in all handsets.
Changelog for v188.8.131.52.QJWMIXM for Redmi Note 9s ( MIUI 184.108.40.206 )
- Updated Android Security Patch to August 2020.
- Increased system security.
As far as the changes are concerned, the update brings software optimization and promises to provide a better user experience. Along with all the optimizations, it also improves the security and performance of the device. It also addresses the bugs previously reported in the previous build. If you have not received the update yet, you can manually check whether the update is available in your region or not. Go to Settings –> About Phone –> Check for Software Update.
REDMI NOTE 9S SPECIFICATIONS
The Redmi Note 9S boasts a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2400 pixels of resolution. According to Xiaomi, this display can reach 450 nits brightness and supports HDR10. This is the first smartphone from the Redmi series to feature a punch hole for the selfie camera. Thankfully, it’s placed in the middle, which makes it far more elegant and less intrusive. The screen boasts Gorilla Glass 5 coating.
Under the hood, the handset features Snapdragon 720G coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. However, The storage amount is set at 64GB and 128GB and the phone supports memory expansion via the microSD card slot. The 3.5mm headphone jack is present along with the fan-favourite IR blaster. The latter is slowly disappearing from several smartphones, but thankfully, Xiaomi still keeps it in the Redmi Note series.
To clarify, Moving around to the back, there is a square-shaped camera island packing four sensors. The primary one has 48MP with f/1.8 aperture, the second sensor is an 8MP ultrawide unit with f/2.2 aperture. The third sensor is a 5MP macro lens, while the last module is a 2MP depth helper for portraits. The cutout of the display serves as a house for the 16MP camera with f/2.5 aperture. The selfie snapper can record 120FPS slow-motion videos.
Furthermore, One of the key selling points of this smartphone is the 5,020mAh battery. Redmi states that it can hold 2 days of normal usage and that’s pretty accurate. The handset charges via 22.5W fast-charging and, thankfully, Redmi includes the charging brick in the box. The fingerprint scanner has been moved to the side and now doubles as a power button.