The Redmi 7A was a great performing smartphone for Xiaomi, the brand had previously rolled out the August Security Patch with the Indian Stable ROM and now they are rolling out a new update for the Redmi 7A with MIUI 188.8.131.52 in Europe carrying the September security patch.
This is a stable build and not a beta, and hence so we recommend users to update their device to this build as soon as possible. The update is based on Android 10 Q. Similar to all the other updates, this OTA update is rolling out in Europe over the air. This is a planned rollout so it may take some time to be available in all handsets.
For changes, 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 while bumping up the software version. It also addresses many bugs which were reported in the previous build.
As usual, users should ensure that they back up their data before attempting the download. Also, this update will not arrive on all units at the same time. Thus, if you have not gotten this update, just exercise some patience. Alternatively, you can go to settings to check for available updates manually.
REDMI 7A SPECIFICATIONS
The Redmi 7A in India gets a dedicated slot for memory expansion up to 256GB. The Chinese version for comparison sake only has a hybrid dual SIM slot. The most notable upgrade over the Chinese version is in the camera department. The Indian Redmi 7A features the same rear cam on the Mi A2 and the Indian Redmi Note 7. That is a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with LED flash, PDAF coupled with a 5MP sensor on the front. The Rear cam gets AI scene detection feature, though not out of the box, but will arrive via OTA in due course.
Other than the aforementioned, the Redmi 7A launched in India today shares the same specs with the Chinese version. The device is embedded in a polycarbonate unibody shell with a matte finish on the back and a P2i coating to splash-proof, and on the front is a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device has the SD 439 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM, 16GB and 32GB of expandable storage. Of course, the Redmi 7A boots Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 out of the box and is powered by a 4000mAh battery.