NEW DELHI: Recently, it was that Xiaomi is discontinuing software support for some of its smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker has now confirmed that its flagship smartphone of 2016 Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3 will not longer get any software updates from the company.
The company said that the upcoming MIUI ROM will be the last one on both the smartphones and the devices will not get MIUI 11. A report by GSMArena suggest that one of the reason for the suspension of software updates is the excessive smartphone launches each year. Also the company has to bear a lot of cost for the software update and it is a time consuming process as well. Also both the smartphones are three years old.
For those unaware, the Xiaomi Mi 5 was the most expensive smartphone of the company in India when it was launched. The smartphone came with 5.15-inch full HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 7 and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.Read more ↓
The device offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expanded further by adding a microSD card. The handset comes with a front facing fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. There is also a 4MP front-facing camera for selfies. The smartphone came with a price tag of Rs 24,999 at the time of the launch.
Recently, it was reported that Xiaomi is working on new smartphone which will likely sport a 48MP rear camera. The smartphone is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and is expected to be priced under Rs 20,000. The smartphone is also said to fall under the Redmi series of smartphones. If the company launches the smartphone under the smartphone in the Redmi series then it will become the most expensive smartphone by Xiaomi in the series. The company has always launched budget smartphones under the Redmi series.