The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi had introduced Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A almost a year back with Android Oreo on board.
These later appeared on the MIUI forums with a promise to get a Pie update. However, the company shifted to “Change of Plan, Suspension of Recruitment”, which means the phones will miss out the new Android OS.
The discontinuation of OS updates is sad news for Xiaomi fans, but it’s not all bad. While the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are unlikely to get Android Pie, they will most certainly keep getting software updates and eventually MIUI 10 and hopefully even MIUI 11.
The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are among the cheapest Xiaomi smartphones available on the market, mostly sold in India. We reviewed the phones back in November and found them to strike a good balance between affordability and usability, but they do pack plenty of bloatware. Currently, the Redmi 6A starts from INR6,490 ($93/€82), while the Redmi 6 costs around INR7,999 ($115/€100).