Xiaomi had earlier announced an Oreo beta program for selected Mi A1 smartphones. The new beta build is expected to make the fingerprint sensor faster and improve the dual-SIM feature as well. The Mi A1 is the first device Xiaomi with a stock Android with a promised upgrade to Android P as well. That apart, the Mi A1 didn’t support fast charging out of the box, and apparently, Xiaomi has decided to plug this shortcoming.
As per recent reports, Xiaomi will be enabling the fast charging in the latest beta build and this is a great news for folks who were waiting for the fast charging feature. The report also mentions that the app loading and the animation transition have also become much quicker and smoother. That apart, one would also be getting all the other Android Oreo features including the new PiP mode.
Post update, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is expected to charge from 0-100 in 92 minutes as opposed to the earlier two hours. Meanwhile, Xiaomi had also promised a final release of Android Oreo for the Mi A1 by the end of this year and we hope that it is rolled out on time. It is heartening to see manufacturers rolling out updates to bring in new features, for instance OnePlus recently added the Face Unlock feature on the OnePlus 5 with an Oreo update.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 has earned the wrath of the users due to issues with laggy UI transitions and the relatively high app load time. Hopefully, the new beta update should fix all these issues and prepare the device for the Oreo final release update. A quick recap, the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-Megapixel wide-angle lens alongside 12-Megapixel telephoto lens. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 paired with 4GB of RAM.