Xiaomi is a brand that I have always liked and that as I said several times, fits quite well in Spain. But the reason for both realities is not that their phones are very powerful, or even that they have high-end phones at low prices. The main reason that it works so well and that I personally like it so much is the lower range, the Redmi.
Xiaomi is able to put mobile phones of just over one hundred euros that are perfectly valid for most users. The best example is the Redmi A, the family that is in the lower part of the catalog.
One of them, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, has been recently updated, not to the latest version of Android, but to that of MIUI.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A receives Android Oreo and MIUI 10
The one that is one of the cheapest mobiles on the market was put up for sale with Android 7.1 Nougat and MIUI 8. Later it was updated to MIUI 10, with the new interface and options we have talked about at times, such as the best notifications or multitasking window.
The update that has begun to release maintains that version of MIUI but it does so on a more current version of the Android system, Android 8.1 Oreo, the penultimate available in the market. Remember that Android 9 Pie is barely in thirty models among the thousands around the world.
The version that has begun to be released occupies 1.3 GB of data and in addition to the system update it improves the security patch, installing the November one and improves functions such as facial unlocking.
If you do not want to wait for the OTA to arrive, you can install the ROM manually by downloading the ZIP to your mobile and using the MIUI update application.