Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer of smartphones, is known for its cheap price phones with high specs. The company was founded in 2010, and it has been a grand success in the market. The company was so successful it decided to have standalone brands like POCO and Redmi.
Earlier, we had entry-level low-budget phones, Redmi; now that it has become a separate brand, the company no longer focuses on entry-level phones. Now, we have premium phones like Redmi K30 and K20 in the picture. These phones have a premium look and specs at a very reasonable price, which makes it a competition to other flagship phones from other brands.
Since Redmi has flagship devices, they are now going to break the rule of a single OS upgrade software policy, which Redmi was previously known for. But don’t get your hopes too high. The single OS upgrade policy is still applicable for Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi 6. According to the policy, both phones already got upgraded from Android 8 Oreo out of the box to Android 9 Pie.
In a recent post in the Mi forum, a moderator clearly says that the Redmi Note 6 Pro might not get an Android 10 update. Moreover, it’s not a different case for Redmi 6. The same moderator said in another post that the Redmi 6 is deprived of the Android 10 update.
However, recently, the Redmi Note 6 Pro running Android 10 OS was spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking website, which suggests that the device may get an Android 10 update. It should be noted that Geekbench results can easily be tweaked. So, this could be a fake benchmark listing.
There is good news, though. You can still flash your ROM with Android 10-based LineageOS 17.1 once they make a custom OS for Redmi 6 and Redmi Note 6 Pro. The LineageOS 17.1 is already available for Poco F1, Mi 8, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX 2S, Mi 6, Redmi 7A, Redmi 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro, and even the Redmi 5A. So don’t worry, Redmi Note 6 and Redmi 6 will get the LineageOS 17.1 update soon. Till then, stay tuned for further updates and stay home.