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Xiaomi Redmi 8A owners rejoice as Android 10 could be winging its way to you soon

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a 12 MP primary camera. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a 12 MP primary camera. (Image source: Xiaomi)
It seems owners of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A budget-friendly smartphone could soon be enjoying all the features that Android 10 has to offer. A recent Geekbench database entry for a “Xiaomi Redmi 8A” has “Android 10” mentioned as its operating system. The cheap handset with a large battery currently operates on Android 9 Pie.

A Geekbench record for a Xiaomi Redmi 8A has been spotted that states the device in question was operating with Android 10. At the moment, the budget smartphone operates on an Android 9 Pie-based version of Xiaomi’s MIUI 11.

The entry on Geekbench was only uploaded on January 24, which could be seen as a sign that the Chinese manufacturer is preparing to release Android 10 for the Xiaomi Redmi 8A sooner rather than later. It has been previously reported that the smartphone, which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 combined with a Qualcomm Adreno 505, would possibly get Android 10 in the second or third quarter of 2020, even as late as November.

It will be a welcome upgrade for those who enjoy the many features of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A, which offers a 5,000 mAh battery, a 6.22-inch display, and an up-to-date aesthetic all for a reasonable price. Xiaomi has been criticized for its handling of the roll-out of Android 10 to its devices, with many users presuming MIUI 11 was only based on the most recent Android mobile OS.

Geekbench record with Android 10. (Image source: Geekbench)
Geekbench record with Android 10. (Image source: Geekbench)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-01-26 (Update: 2020-01-26)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.