Xiaomi recently unveiled the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro in India, both of these smartphones have been launched in the budget segment. Xiaomi kept its promise of unbeatable price and priced the devices very competitively. One of the biggest drawbacks of the newly launched devices is that both of them have been released with Android 7.1 Nougat.
However, there is some good news for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro users. There is some evidence of the Android 8.1 Oreo update with the Project Treble support. This evidence come from the XDA Developers. When they were digging through the device with the code name “Whyred”, which is the code name for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The firmware from which the Project Treble has been leaked is Android 8.1 Oreo with SDK version 27 and release build 8.1.0. While going through the build.prop file of the firmware, a developer found an interesting line of code “ro.treble.enabled=true”. This only means one thing that the Project Treble is enabled in this firmware and the device is compatible with Project Treble.
However, there are some things which we still don’t know. First, we don’t know when the device will get the Android 8.1 Oreo update. We still don’t know that if the firmware which was leaked with Project Treble is being tested or is still being worked on. Regardless of these speculations, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro users can take this news as a good news because if the device will get the Project Treble support then the device will get Android updates seamlessly.