Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1 is receiving an OTA update for the latest version of Android, version 8.1 Oreo. Along with the Android version getting bumped up, the phone is also receiving the Android security patch for June 2018. The phone was launched in September 2017, and is the company’s first device to officially run on software other than MIUI. Also Read - Best wearable gift ideas under Rs 5,000 for Father's Day 2021Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specs
The phone was launched back in 2017 on Android Nougat, but received the update to Android 8.0 Oreo earlier this year. It’s taken a while, but the phone is now getting Android 8.1 Oreo, and that too with the latest Android security patch as well. Android One devices run on a stock version of the Android UI, and are touted to receive software updates and new features quickly. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
XDA Developers reports that the software update is 1.1GB in size and rolling out as at OTA update. Notable changes in Android 8.1 Oreo over Android 8.0 include the ability to see the battery level on connected Bluetooth devices, as well as notification limiting. Notably, stock Android is known for being lighter as easier on the system, but usually depends on the user installing aftermarket apps for functions that a lot of manufacturer ROMs offer on the system.
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Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone has a 5.5-inch full-HD screen and a dual-camera setup at the rear with two 12-megapixel camera sensors. The camera allows for up to 2X lossless zoom, as well as portrait effects. The phone has a 3,080mAh battery and charging is through a USB Type-C port.