Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo beta update


The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced its first ever Android One smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A1, back in September. At the launch of the device, the company had promised that it would update the smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo and then to Android P which will be releasing next year. The company had announced last week about a requirement for beta testers via its official forum and the Mi community for testing out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Mi A1.

Now, the brand has officially started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo-based beta update to the Xiaomi Mi A1 for some of the beta testers. The newer update brings some modern features included in the Android 8.0 Oreo which consists of the Picture-in-Picture mode, keyboard navigations, improved battery life, redesigned settings menu, updated notification panel, and much more. The update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 is around 1.1GB in size that also brings December 2017 Android security patch.

Xiaomi Mi A1

To remind you more about the handset’s detail, the company had announced a permanent price cut of Rs. 1,000 yesterday. You can now pick up the phone at just Rs. 13,999 from the company’s Mi Home store, their Preferred Partner shops, and Flipkart. In addition to this, you also can check out the detailed review of the handset where we have tested every aspect of the phone, right from its build quality to its camera quality and its battery performance.

Xiaomi Mi A1: Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1080 x 1920 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Software: Android 7.1.2 Nougat (Stock Android UI)
  • Processor: Qualcomm’s 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 64GB (expandable via microSD card slot)
  • Rear-facing Camera: Dual 12-megapixel (wide-angle lens) + 12-megapixel (telephoto lens) sensors, 1.25µm pixel size, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5-megapixel, fixed-focus, 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone port
  • Extras: Fingerprint Scanner, IR Sensor
  • Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm
  • Weight: 165 grams
  • Battery: Non-removable 3080mAh, Quick Charge 2.0