Xiaomi has resumed the roll out of the Android update for the Mi A2 that had security patches for the month of September. The company started issuing the update at the start of the month. However, not every user was able to get the OTA download notification. Now after fixing all the issues, the company has started rolling out the update again.
Mi A2: September Security Patch Update
A lot of users have reported receiving the latest update for their Mi A2 handsets. The changelog mentions the details of the September security patches along with some minor bug-fixes and performance-optimisation tweaks. The update size different for different users, but you can expect at least 300MB of space. Since it’s an OTA update, it might take some time to get to everybody.
The Mi A2 will receive the Android Pie OTA before the end of this year. The Android One smartphone is among the first ones besides the Google Pixel devices to receive the update. For now, the company is rolling out regular security patch updates.
Mi A2: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes features a large 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with a Full HD+ resolution measuring at 2160 × 1080, an aspect ratio of 18:9, along with a 2.5D curved glass.
Under the hood, the Android One smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, combined with Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB RAM. The hardware specifications of the device allow you to work on multiple tabs on the device and also ensure smooth sailing. The device features an onboard storage of 64GB, which is non-expandable. The company is reportedly planning on launching a 6GB RAM variant that comes with 128GB onboard storage in India. But, there is still time for that.
Since the device belongs to the Android One family, it is among the first ones to receive the latest Android 9.0 Pie update. Xiaomi has claimed that the Mi A2 will be getting the update by the end of this year. The device originally ships with Android 8.1 (Oreo). The other software advantages that you get with the Mi A2 include the fact that the smartphone runs reduced bloatware, that saves the internal storage and cuts on resources like RAM and processing power. Also, you get the regular software and security updates for your Android One smartphone.
In the imaging department, the Mi A2 features a dual-camera at the rear with a 12MP + 20MP configuration camera units, coupled with a f/1.8 aperture lens each. On the front, there is a powerful 20MP camera for selfies and video calling.
On the connectivity front, the options that tag along with the Mi A2 include a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0 with LE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS with A-GPS, and dual-SIM connectivity with 4G LTE and VoLTE. The Xiaomi Mi A2 does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, meaning you can’t connect the conventional 3.5mmheadphones too the smartphone directly. Fortunately, the company adds a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter to the box that manages to make up for the situation.
Keeping the device alive is a 3000mAh battery, which is not the best on its segment but comes with a support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 technology. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm and weighs in at 166 grams.
Mi A2: Price in India
The Xiaomi Mi A2 with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage is priced at Rs. 16,999. The 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant is available in the international markets. The company is planning on launching it in India sometime later, but there is no information on the pricing details of this variant. We will keep you posted. Stay tuned with Gear by MySmartPrice.