Finally, Xiaomi has started rolling the Android 9.0 Pie stable update to the last year’s Android One smartphone, Xiaomi Mi A1, that was announced in India with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) OS out of the box. The new update comes with build number PKQ1.180917.001.V10.0.3.0.PDHMIFK and weighs at around 1074.9MB. Along with Android 9.0 Pie goodies, the new update also brings December security update to the device. The update comes with several new features including Adaptive Battery which uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps, Adaptive Brightness, new Pill based navigation gestures and recommended Apps and Actions based on user context using machine learning. The update also brings Dual 4G VoLTE support and FM Radio for the Mi A1 devices in India.
To recall, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the predecessor to the Xiaomi Mi A2, and features a metal unibody design with rounded edges and comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a dual pyrolytic graphite sheets that will help to diffuse and radiate heat quickly. The Xiaomi Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass LTPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 450nit brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It features a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU and comes with 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage (eMMC 5.0) capacity that is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. It runs on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) OS out of the box.
It comes with Hybrid Dual SIM support and features a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel camera having a wide-angle lens, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash along with a secondary 12-megapixel camera with telephoto lens, 1.0 μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture and PDAF. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and is backed up by a 3080mAh battery. Connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and USB Type-C. The device also has an Infrared sensor and also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and a dedicated 10v amplifier for the best audio experience. It measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm and weighs 165 grams.