Now that it been a month since Android 9.0 Pie has been made official by Google, Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer and one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world had decided to grace the users of its Mi 5S Plus with an update to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Yes, in case you’re wondering whether you’ve read it correctly, Xiaomi is now rolling out an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for its former flagship device, at a time when android 9.0 Pie rollout has started beginning from third-party manufacturers
The MI 5S Plus was released by Xiaomi in 2016. The device features a quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC on- board, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It was further released with Android 6.0 Pie based MIUI on- board.
With the Android 8.0 Oreo update, the device would be getting the Oreo’s functionality like support for adaptive icons, improvements in battery life and improved system stability. The update is still available as a closed beta with the rollout for the general public scheduled to happen sometime this Fall’ 18.
Xiaomi is highlighting improved security and stability as a part of the update. The changelog mentions features like a Doze mode, that helps to kill background idle apps by bringing them to sleep. It basically hinders an app from running in the background, implying that one won’t is able to receive notifications also.
The SOS functionality has also met a mention in the changelog which would allow a person to easily get help from emergency service and first responders.
The MI 5S Plus has a 5.7 inch FullHD IPS LCD display with a covering of 2.5D curved glass on top. It has a single back camera and 3.800 mAh battery at the back.
The update is approx. 1GB in size and requires a stable WiFi connection for downloading.