Redmi Note 10 Pro (& Pro Max): These two 2021 mid range smartphones are getting the Dolby Atmos feature via a software update. When they came out for 15,499 and 17,499 they were exceptional value. Now, they are still good value after the early bird sale ended and the prices were hiked due to a variety of reasons the main ones being taxes, chip shortages and rising component costs.
Now the Redmi Note 10 Pro can be purchased for 17,999 and the Pro Max can be bought for 2000 more at 19,999. Note that since the only difference between the Pro and Pro Max is a 64MP vs 108MP Sensor, we can use the terms interchangeably. What applies to one, applies to the other.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro had a dual stereo speaker setup that was pretty loud on its own. This new system update will make the end user experience of the Redmi Note 10 Pro much better than how it is now.
Xiaomi has made further optimizations and fine tuning to the stereo speaker setup on the Redmi Note 10 Pro with this software update. This has a build number of 12.5.4.
“Dolby Effects” seems to be the major and most significant change that has been done in this update. In the official changelog there are other relatively minor changes like fixing some issues users have with notifications, and bumping up the security patch and some more stability and security stuff.
Dolby Atmos is basically a software based feature that lets you control the different frequency outputs and makes the speaker experience a whole lot better.
It filters and mixes multi channel audio to give a better more rich stereo output. It is also responsible for a 3D Surround Sound experience with your smartphone speakers and that is impressive at a price of 17,999.
Since this update also brings an equalizer, you can pick one of the pre selected modes, or if you’re a little enthusiastic you can create your own.
Dolby Atmos on the Redmi Note 10 Pro works via the 3.5mm Jack output and you will feel the effects if you have a decent pair of earphones, or it works through the speakers as well.
Please note that this is only for the Indian variant of the smartphone and not for all global variants. There is a possibility that Xiaomi only did this because there were several price hikes, and a new software feature might act as a compensation to users.
Redmi Note 10 Pro: What is the use of Dolby Atmos?
The equalizer feature boosts or cuts specific frequencies in an audio signal. You can tune them to shape the sound that suits the music, environment and your personal preferences to make the listening experience better. You can control the highs and the lows, the bass and the treble, the background, etc.
To be clear, this update is not very new, since a lot of users did start getting this update last week itself. All users will get the update eventually. Xiaomi has pushed the MIUI 12.5.4 update to all existing MIUI 12.5 users and it is rolling out in an organized manner to avoid bugs. In a few days, a week or two at most, all users should be able to get the stable version of the update.
There update is not just geared towards features but it is also focused towards stability and security. Also, MIUI 13 is just around the corner, though it might not come out in August, it might have been delayed. To know more about that:
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is definitely eligible for MIUI 13 and Android 12 obviously, since it is a fairly new model. The MIUI 13 update which is rumored to bring several quality of life improvements to MIUI along with a lot of visual redesigns and a better optimized and tuned interface.
To ensure a bug and hassle free experience, Xiaomi is globally rolling out this new MIUI 12.5.4 update in stages, so a wider update rollout will happen surely in the next few days.
If you want to manually update the Redmi Note 10 Pro, you can do that in your settings app. Tap on “about phone”. Look for “Check for updates” after tapping on the MIUI Logo.
That is all we have for now. Let us know how the update was and how the experience change felt if you have this device. Do drop a comment down below. We will cover any MIUI 13 news.
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