Chinese OEM Xiaomi rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo software update on Xiaomi Mi A1 (technically, before the year 2017 ends), as promised during its official launch in September. We’ve come across multiple Xiaomi users claiming to have received the stable release of Android 8.0 Oreo operating system on their Mi A1. These reports come just a day after the company announced the update via Twitter just yesterday.
The software update Android O 7.12.29 weighs just over a GB, so make sure to have at least that much of space free on your Xiaomi Mi A1. The update also brings December 2017 security patch. It’s a major update that aims at improving the stability of Mi A1 in addition to optimizing its performance. However, keep in mind that if you download the update over mobile data, you may need to bear additional charges.
All Xiaomi Mi A1 users shall receive the update over-the-air (OTA) in no time. In case you haven’t received the update on your phone, do manually check for the update by navigating to Settings > About > System update > Check for update.
Xiaomi Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch LTPS Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display with 401 PPI pixel density. It’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. It carries 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD. The dual-SIM phone boasts of a full metal unibody, measuring 7.3mm in thickness and weighing 165g.
Xiaomi Mi A1 houses a primary dual camera module with a 12MP wide-angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor, along with dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Up front, there’s a 5MP secondary sensor for selfies and video calls. Regarding connectivity, the phone supports dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.