Xiaomi Redmi 8A that was launched in September last year was spotted on GeekBench running on Android 10, the latest Google’s operating system. This means that Android 10 is on it’s way to the Redmi 8A.
Last year, Xiaomi unveiled it’s latest skin which is the MIUI 11 and they pushed the update to a lot of his smartphones last year. To our surprise, one of their old smartphones in the Redmi Note lineup got the latest MIUI 11 update.
But when we were a little bit disappointed is that this update doesn’t come with Android 10. The Android 10 version was unveiled within that period and a lot of people has started craving for it already and every eyes were on the MIUI 11 but then, it leaves every device to it’s OS origin, it didn’t come with the expected update.
However, it is 2020 and Xiaomi is said to give out Android 10 to one of it’s budget smartphone and it is likely going to be the Redmi 8A. It was actually in November that the Redmi 8A got it’s MIUI 11, 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. GeekBench listing this smartphone with Android 10 might mean that Xiaomi is still testing the update.
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. To recall, the smartphone comes with a 6.22inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 by1520 pixels.
It is powered by a QualcommSnapdragon 439 SoC which has an Octa core processor clocked at 1.9GHz, paired with a 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM. At the rear, there is a single camera which is a 12MP camera with f/1.8 aperture and on the front, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. What is powering the phone is a 5,000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.