Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update


Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1 is finally eligible for an Android 8.0 Oreo update after a short period of beta testing. Unlike many of its Android smartphones that are selling exclusively in China, the Mi A1 is available in a lot more countries.

Also, since it's part of the Android One program, the smartphone should be among the first to receive a major Android OS update. Unfortunately, it took Xiaomi quite a long time to bring Oreo to the Mi A1.

Initially introduced in China in early September, the Mi A1 made its debut in select European markets one month later. Soon after, Xiaomi promised an Android 8.0 Oreo for the Mi A1 will be available before the end of the year.

Today's announcement fulfills that promise, even if not all Xiaomi Mi A1 owners will be able to update to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of December 31. Finally, it's worth mentioning that Xiaomi added the December security patch in the update and enabled fast charging for the Mi A1.

source: Xiaomi

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Mi A1
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3080 mAh

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10 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The Mi A1 is quite underrated. Should have recieved more praise for what it does for the price.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Here on iPhonearena every smartphone other then iPhones are underrated. All mi smartphones are great in both hardware and software ......(yes, Xiaomi don't slowdown the phones and supports there phone even more then 4 years ) Xiaomi Mid-Range Mi Note 3 easily beat iPhone 8 in still camera pics but iPhonearena never put an article about it....https://www.dxomark.com/xiaomi-mi-note-3-exceptional-images-bells-whistles/ http://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/xiaomi-mi-note-3-camera-scores-higher-than-iphone-8-google-pixel-and-htc-u11-in-dxomark-still-photography-test-4250517.html

7. SaRPeR

Posts: 152; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually MiUI is full of bugs.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Full of bugs? Please say at least 3 of them

10. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Mi A1 doesn't use MIUI

3. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Yeah, dual camera setup, FPS, Pure Android, fast update,.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Don’t forget the USB Type-C, fast charging, and 4/64GB memory combo. Only things I want the Mi A2 to have are: a 3500mah battery (atleast), fingerprint scanner at the front, 18:9 display, and Snapdragon 636 (not the 630) or better. That would make it an instant buy for me!

5. Peacetoall unregistered

that would be great

6. Tahir215

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

So the charger comes with in box.. does it support fast charging?

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It comes with 5V/2A charger

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