Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo stable update is rolling out now


Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 in India in September 2017 with stock Android out of the box, and since it is an Android One smartphone, the company had promised the Android 8.0 update soon. Xiaomi rolled out the beta Android 8.0 update for the handset a few days ago, and now it has started rolling out the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the phone. The package has a file size of 1107.4MB and comes with December 2017 Android security patch. That’s not all. The smartphone will also be getting the Android P update later this year, and will be one of the first devices to get it.

Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update: Features

Speaking about this new software update, it brings latest Oreo-based features, including the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode, adaptive icons, keyboard navigation, AAudio API for Pro Audio, WebView enhancements, improved battery life, redesigned settings menu, updated notifications panel, and much more. The Mi A1 also received support for rapid charging with this update. It is an over-the-air (OTA) update as usual, and is rolling out in batches, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get it rightaway.

The Mi A1 is a mid-range offering from the Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi. It features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset with octa-core CPU. It uses 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space. There’s a microSD card slot too. At its rear, the Mi A1 sports a dual 12-megapixel sensors with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and 4K video recording. Thanks to the dual-camera setup, the phone can click images with DSLR-like background blur effect.

There’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The Mi A1 is powered by a 3080mAh non-removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support. The device received support for fast charging with the Android 8.0 update. The dual-SIM phone has support for 4G VoLTE, rear-facing fingerprint reader, and an IR blaster for operating the household essentials. The device is a direct competitor to the recently launched Honor 7X and the Moto G5s Plus in the country.

We would like to know your feedback on this latest software update. What changes have you experienced after installing the stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo on your Mi A1? If you are someone who’s thinking to buy the Mi A1, you can read all about its performance in our detailed review.