Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have received the January 2021 Android security patch alongside MIUI 12
Redmi 8 users have received MIUI V184.108.40.206.QCNINXM
The MIUI 12 update brings new animation effects
Redmi 8A has got software version MIUI V220.127.116.11.QCPINXM
Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have started getting MIUI 12 update in India, Xiaomi has confirmed. The new update brings MIUI V18.104.22.168.QCNINXM to Redmi 8, while Redmi 8A is receiving MIUI V22.214.171.124.QCPINXM. Xiaomi has brought several interface-level changes to both phones through the latest software version. However, the update doesn't make any changes to the operating system version as Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A still run on Android 10. Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A previously received MIUI 12 in a few markets outside India.
The MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A has started rolling out in India in a phased manner, Xiaomi has confirmed to Gadgets 360. Multiple users have reported the arrival of the latest update on social media.
As per the screenshots shared by some users on Twitter, the MIUI 12 update for Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A comes along with the January 2021 Android security patch. The update also brings new animation effects and fixes the home screen from flashing after unlocking. There is also access to the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right section of the screen.
Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have received MIUI 12 update along with a list of interface-level changes Photo Credit: Twitter/ @TechnoAnkit1
The MIUI 12 update also optimises the Dark mode on Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A and improves the Control Center layout in landscape view. You'll also notice improvements to the status bar and notifications shade, with new animations.
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