Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced in 2019 that it’s Mi A3 smartphone should get the Android 10 update somewhere around the mid-February mark. However, the update did not come and customers who purchased the phone are still stuck with Android 10. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi A3 price in India now starts from Rs 11,999: Check details
Now, Sumit Sonal, Brand Lead for Mi at Xiaomi India has news on why the update never came. Sonal has announced that the Coronavirus outbreak in China is the culprit behind the delayed update. Further, he mentioned that the company is working on getting the final certification on the update. Once that is done, the update should start rolling out soon. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi A3 will get Android 10 update in mid February, the company confirms
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Sonal went on to add that “business is critical, but the value of human life is the topmost priority” at Xiaomi. The coronavirus epidemic that originated in China has now claimed over 2000 lives in just the home country and many more through the rest of the world. The epidemic, which recently spread to Europe, has already caused havoc in the tech community. Even the MWC 2020 event had to be canceled due to the epidemic. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi A3 now available via open sale in India: Prices, offers, features, specs
Over the past few days a lot of you have reached out to us regarding the pending Android 10 update on Mi A3. The update was scheduled for mid February but it has been delayed due to the extended shutdown due to the global outbreak of coronavirus. (1/2)
— Sumit Sonal (@sumitsonal) February 26, 2020
Xiaomi had mentioned during the launch of the Mi A3 that the phone will be one of the first devices to get the Android 10 update. However, Xiaomi has failed to update the phone since. Interestingly, the brand has brought Android 10 to other phones including the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro, Mi MIX 3, Mi 9 SE, Mi 8 SE and even the Redmi Note 7 that launched a year ago have got the update in China.
Xiaomi Mi A3 specifications
The Mi A3 is still available for purchase, with a recently acquired price cut in India. The phone features a 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a 1520 x 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC. It has a 48-megapixel triple camera setup along with a 32-megapixel front camera. There is a 4030mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The smartphone is available in a 4GB RAM variant and a 6GB RAM variant.