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19 Dec 2018

Xiaomi's Android One-powered Mi A2 receives Android Pie update

Xiaomi releases Android Pie update for Mi A2

Xiaomi has started rolling out Android Pie update for its Android One-powered Mi A2 smartphone.

The latest firmware is being pushed in a phased manner and all users should get it in a few days.

The update comes with all Android Pie features such as Adaptive Battery, new gesture navigation, app actions, app timer, and adaptive brightness.

Here's everything to know.

In context

Xiaomi releases Android Pie update for Mi A2

Xiaomi's first Android One-based phone to get Android Pie update

What's new in the update?

Pie features

What's new in the update?

The latest update brings all the stock Android Pie features.

Hence, with this update, Mi A2 will get gesture-based navigation, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, an improved Do Not Disturb mode, simplified volume controls, and revamped notifications panel.

Moreover, the update will bring App Actions, Slices, Digital well-being, new screenshot shortcut, 157 new emojis, and multiple camera support among other new features and changes.

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Specs

Mi A2: At a glance

To recall, Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

It is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor with AI engine, paired with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.

The phone supports dual SIM (Nano) cards, runs stock Android Oreo 8.1, and packs a 3,010mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0.

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

The Mi A2 gets a dual camera setup with 12MP+20MP Sony sensors and an aperture of f/1.75, phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash.

Up front, the phone gets a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and LED flash.

Both the front and rear cameras support several AI-powered features such as Scene Recognition, Portrait Mode, Background Bokeh, and Smart Beauty 4.0.

Mi A2 does not come with a headphone jack

Connectivity options on Mi A2 include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi802.11a/c, Miracast, IR emitter, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Notably, the phone doesn't have a headphone jack.

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Most asked questions

How can i install Android Pie update on my Mi A2?

When will Mi A1 receive Android Pie update?

What are the best features of Android Pie?

What is the price of Mi A2 in India?

More questions

How can i install Android Pie update on my Mi A2?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Surabhi Shah

Answered by NewsBytes

The Android Pie update is being released in a phased manner via OTA (over-the-air) method. To check for the update, go to 'Settings' then click on 'System Update'. If you have received it, simply click download and install.

When will Mi A1 receive Android Pie update?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Vibhore Malik

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, Xiaomi has also only released the update for its recently launched Mi A2. However, for last year's Mi A1, the company has not shared any timeline for the update.

What are the best features of Android Pie?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Amit Sarin

Answered by NewsBytes

Android Pie introduces a whole new UI with gesture-based navigation, an improved DND mode, 157 emojis, and a redesigned notifications panel. Further, the update also introduces several new features such as adaptive battery, app actions, adaptive brightness, slices, and accessibility menu among others.

What is the price of Mi A2 in India?

Asked on 19-12-2018 by Pranav Patel

Answered by NewsBytes

In India, the Mi A2 4GB RAM variant costs Rs. 15,999 while the 6GB RAM model is priced at Rs. 18,999. Notably, back in November, Xiaomi had reduced the prices of Mi A2, Redmi Y2, and Redmi Note 5 Pro by Rs. 1,000.

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