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Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi’s this year’s Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro devices have been selling like hot cakes in India. Redmi India recently shared the good news about Redmi Note 7 series sale collectively surpassing the mark of 2 million in the region.

First, a million units sold in around a month of Note 7 series hitting the shelves, and then achieving the same benchmark in the second month again. Credits to the company’s gigantic fan base in India.

While Xiaomi’s busy achieving new milestones in terms of sales, looks like when it comes to updates they’re okay keeping their fans in the Indian region at the back foot. Well, we say so for that is what happened in case of Redmi Note 7 MIUI update that was rolled out in April-end.

User shared image of MIUI update change log

While main-stream tech media was busy highlighting MIUI getting live, they hardly talked about the regions it was intended for. However, it has now come to our sight, the update wasn’t pushed out for Redmi Note 7 devices in India.

For a quick refresher, Redmi Note 7 is Xiaomi’s 2019 mid ranger phone that is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC. The device shipped with Android 9.0 (Pie), Xiaomi’s skin MIUI 10 and gained major traction for its 48MP camera in pocket friendly bugdet.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Coming back to the update, the left out Redmi Note 7 users in India have been routing to Mi Community inquiring about when is the update going to land on their units. Here’s what some of the users have to say:

Sir I Know Many Are Writing This But Try To Understand Redmi Note 7 has Lots Of Bugs
Like Battery Drain issue, pubg notch issue and Many More
The problem Is The Update Is Available In Global
And China Version
So Tell Us Why It Is Late In India
We don’t Wana Hear Soon soon
Tell us Why It Is Late Or
Release Date Please

No stable update 10.3 for indian Note 7 as well as no beta rom available as of now…this is bad

As some of you may be aware, the MIUI update in question brought along March security patch, new AI camera modes and floating window during incoming calls during games, along with come bug fixes. And that’s why users who haven’t got the update yet are curious and complaining.

In between user queries, one of the Mi Community Device team’s member has been actively responding to user queries and informing that the update is currently under internal testing and will be available soon.

Currently next update is under testing, will be available soon after successful testing

Mi Community Device team member’s response

But there’s no ETA as to how long will it take for the update to make it to Redmi Note 7 units in India. Apart from that, the same device team member has acknowledged Redmi Note 7 battery drain issue, PUBG not working in full screen as well as network problems.

Moreover, they added that all the three issues have already been reported to Xiaomi devs and will be fixed in the upcoming updates. But, there’s no information whether these problems will be resolved with the pending MIUI or later updates. Though users wish it happens at the soonest.

Following are the Device team member’s statements regarding full screen support on PUBG and network issues:

Full screen support will be available in upcoming updates

Network problem is forwarded to concern team and it will be solve in upcoming updates

Regarding Redmi Note 7’s battery drainage problem they said:

This issue has been reported to developers and will be solve soon.

To sum it up, we are keeping an active tab on the matter and will update the story as and when the awaited MIUI update gets live on Indian variants of Redmi Note 7 and/or when the updates carrying other promised fixes get to business.

Update 1 (May 17)

A quick look at Xiaomi’s Firmware Updater signifies that MIUI 10.3.x updates have neither yet been and nor will be released for the Indian variants of Redmi Note 7. Indian variants have been getting updates from the 10.2.x branch, and the next update will likely also be from the same branch.

And that particular 10.2.x update which will bring features equivalent to MIUI 10.3.5 (of Global and European models) on the Indian variants is still under internal testing.

Thanks to Kingshuk De from our team for shedding some clarity.

P.S. For more Xiaomi related bug/issues, news and stories, you may head here.

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