The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro grabs Android 10 update and an eye-catching new colour variant
Late last year, Xiaomi confirmed that we would have to wait until 2020 before Android 10 reached the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device is already on Android 10 builds of MIUI 11 in the China Beta program, but we would not necessarily recommend running your daily driver on beta software. Now, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has graduated onto Android 10 on the China Stable branch too, meaning that a corresponding Global Stable build should be on the horizon.
Confusingly, the update carries the build number V18.104.22.168, which is a revision or two lower than previous Android 9.0 Pie builds depending on the region in which you live. V22.214.171.124.QGGCNXM is a 1.95 GB download and can picked up from Xiaomi's servers if you want to install it manually. We have been unable to find a changelog at the time of writing, so we are unsure whether this build resolves the Widevine DRM certification issues that the device has been experiencing, though.
The move to Android 10 builds of MIUI 11 coincides with the announcement of a new colour variant too. Starting tomorrow, Xiaomi will offer Twilight Orange versions of the Redmi Note 8 Pro with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The release appears to be limited to China for the time being, but do not be surprised to see it pop up elsewhere eventually too.