Xiaomi had first introduced the Mi A3 smartphone in Spain in July 2019, and it was brought to India in August. Like the previous Mi A-series phones, the Mi A3 was an Android One smartphone that came with a stock version of Android 9 Pie. Being an Android One device, owners of the Mi A3 were expected to receive faster OS upgrades and security updates. Hence, it was expected to be one of the first Xiaomi phones to be treated with the latest Android 10 update. The company has released Android 10 for its Redmi K20 series, but the Mi A3 is still waiting for its arrival. Now, disgruntled Mi A3 users have filed a petition over the Android 10 update delay on Change.org.
Android 10 was announced a few months after the launch of the Mi A3. Its users were expected to be treated to the update in October. Many phones from other brands like such as the Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus and so on have already received Android 10. A tweet by Mi India Support’s handle from last week states that its team is working on the Mi A3 Android 10 update and it will be rolled out soon. However, the company is still not confirming a specific time frame for the update.
Hi Aswin, Our team is working on Android 10 for Mi A3 and it will be rolled out soon! Stay tuned to our social media handles for the latest updates on the same.
— Mi India Support (@MiIndiaSupport) January 6, 2020
The Android 9 Pie update for the Xiaomi Mi A1 had brought plenty of issues including excessive battery drain. Hopefully, the company releases will release a stable version of the OS for the Mi A3. The delayed release of the OS upgrade suggests that owners of Xiaomi Mi A2 may have to wait even longer to receive it.
Xiaomi Mi A3 specifications and features
The Xiaomi Mi A3 (review) is a rebranded version of the selfie-focused Mi CC9e phone available in China. The only major difference between the two phones is that the CC9e ships with the MIUI skin over Android. The Mi A3 is equipped with a 6.01-inch S-AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch that is integrated with an in-screen fingerprint reader. It offers HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,560 pixels.
The Snapdragon 665 mobile platform drives the Mi A3 with 6GB of RAM. It has an inbuilt storage of 128GB. There is a hybrid SIM slot onboard for more storage. The Mi A3 has a front camera of 32-megapixels. On its back is a triple camera setup that includes a Sony IMX586 primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 4,030mAh battery that supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0.