The first ever Xiaomi Redmi smartphone that fits well in the budget category was Redmi 1S. The smartphone was launched in limited markets, which included India. A new report suggests that the handset will be receiving the latest MIUI 9 update soon. This year, the Redmi 1S turns four years old. To recall, Xiaomi introduced this smartphone back in 2014. Even though the handset will be receiving the latest MIUI version 126.96.36.199, the operating system will continue to be Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The operating system further goes on to feature the updated October (2016) security patch as well.
As noted by Gadgets 360, the company began rolling out MIUI 9.2 operating system as its next global stable ROM for smartphones earlier this month. The current roll-out, i.e., Redmi 1S MIUI 9 Global Stable ROM was announced on the official MI forum by a senior member of the company. They specified that the MIUI 188.8.131.52 (KHCMIEK) version would be provided to Redmi 1S users soon. The new custom ROM doesn’t upgrade the current Android version on the Redmi 1S as it is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Additionally, the Android security patch level is from October 10, 2016. In the meantime, another post on the same platform reveals that the MIUI 9 update for Redmi 1S smartphone will receive another type of changelog. It will be bringing many new updates along with it, including more original App Lock features, a simple user interface, changes regarding the lock-screen, status bar as well as the notification bar.
In other news, Xiaomi is reportedly planning to launch their Xiaomi range of Redmi smartphones, i.e., Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus devices in the Malaysian market sometime next week. The handset is said to represent an affordable ‘Full View’ display category of smartphones that also come equipped with decent hardware. “If you prefer not to receive imported sets, it appears that the conventional Mi Malaysia units are hitting the shores as early as next week.