Android 8.1 makes it way to Redmi Note 5 Pro which is said to be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to get the 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5.6.”
During the announcement of the phone, the handset arrived with MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. But now, Redmi Note 5 Pro users who are on MIUI 9.2.7 are reportedly receiving a notification for the latest update to the MIUI 9.5 Global ROM (version 18.104.22.168.OEIMIFA), which has been announced by Xiaomi on today being Wednesday.
Users have the option to download it or get the actual ROM files directly with the Recovery ROM and the Fastboot ROM.
A moderator on one of MI threads had released some details of an MIUI 9 Beta Stable V22.214.171.124.OEIMIFA For Redmi Note 5 Pro. He wrote that the update is currently being pushed to random users and those who did not get the update, will have to wait for its public release. He also mentioned that the Update will be through OTA only and will be with or without a changelog.
Redmi Note 5 Pro users who have not received a notification, can go to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates. Since this is an OTA update, it might take a while before it lands on your smartphone.