Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones running on MIUI 9.2 based on Android Nougat 7.1 in India on 14th February. The smartphone duo went on sale for the first time in India on 22nd February and company claims to have sold over 3 lakh units under 3 minutes.
Now, company is looking for MIUI Global Beta ROM testers for Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus (launched as Redmi Note 5 in India) and Redmi Note 5 Pro. However, MIUI Global Beta ROM for these devices will be based on Android Nougat at least for now as nothing is mentioned about the Android version in the post. In a conversation on Twitter, Jai Mani has already revealed that Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will be receiving Android Oreo update but the company hasn’t announced a timeline yet.
Yes, but no schedule for now. We want to see the feedback for the current build before we do a platform update— Jai Mani (@jaimani) February 19, 2018
Users from all regions can apply for Beta testing but they are supposed to flash MIUI Global Beta ROM on their device which can be done using Updater method or Fastboot Flash method. Users are also supposed to install an instant messenger QQ to discuss bugs with other testers and team. If you are an active member on MIUI Forum and own any of the devices mentioned above, there is high chance that you will be selected on applying as active users gets priority over others, you can apply here in case you’re interested. Deadline for applying for the above mentioned devices is 1st March and users will be notified by 3rd March regarding their selection.