Since August, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S has been making its mark in India, but there have been several reports of the device heating up, sometimes even above 45 degrees Celsius which isn’t really good for the battery and processor. It is this defect that a newly released update for the phone is addressing, while it has also been equipped with a number of other fixes and enhancements.
Xiaomi’s vice president and former Google product manager, Hugo Barra has revealed that an OTA system update is currently being rolled out in India for owners of the Redmi 1S to fix the heating problem. It contains a newly crafted thermal control algorithm that’s aimed at regulating the temperature and keeping it under 38 degrees Celsius in normal usage conditions.
Apparently, there have even been issues of background apps getting aggressively killed by the handset, coming from Indian users as well. It is hence that some RAM upgrades have also been included in this update for the Redmi 1S. Apart from that, a few improvements to the UI performance of the device have been introduced by Xiaomi.
This affordable yet powerful smartphone from the Chinese company was launched in India this September as a Flipkart exclusive. It is sold by the e-commerce site using Xiaomi’s trademark flash sale model, which leads it to go out of stock within seconds of being made available.
Those interested in buying the Xiaomi Redmi 1S handset need to register on Flipkart prior to the start of the sales, in order to be able to purchase it when the phone hits availability.