Some Xiaomi Mi A1 users facing battery drain, fingerprint sensor issues post-Android Oreo update

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 31 Jan 2018
Some Xiaomi Mi A1 users facing battery drain, fingerprint sensor issues post-Android Oreo update
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The Android 8.0 Oreo update was released for the Mi A1 earlier this month and was suspended twice due to bugs and issues.

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Xiaomi rolled out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to their Android One program based smartphone, the Mi A1 this January. The update was suspended twice due to issues and some users who are now updating their devices seem to be affected by two new bugs. Some users on Reddit and Xiaomi’s official support forum have complained that their Mi A1’s battery drainage is accelerated and is completely depleted within 2 to 3 hours, post the Oreo update. 

Many users said that their smartphones needed to be charged twice a day, even at minimum usage. Also, there’s another issue related to the fingerprint sensor. After the update, some users have experienced a considerable delay of up to 1 second while unlocking the phone. As per a report by PiunikaWeb, Xiaomi has acknowledged both issues and is working on a fix which will be issued soon.

Xiaomi initially rolled out the Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 early in January. It was reportedly halted due to a number of software bugs and was resumed nearly after a week as these issues were cleared. However, the update was again suspended due to some flaws, which were not mentioned by the company and is now rolling out to Mi A1 users again. 

We tested the latest Android Oreo update on the Mi A1 to see how it fares in comparison with its Nougat counterpart. We said, “The update to Android Oreo brings a whole lot of new features and some under-the-hood optimisations. Xiaomi has worked on improving the camera but in the process has broken the consistency of results. Older features like the Fingerprint Scanner gesture has been disabled and some users have reported a variety of bugs.” You can read our full comparison here

The new Oreo update brings new features to the smartphone like notification dots, a new notification management settings which allow users to snooze notifications, adaptive icons, Picture-in-Picture for supported apps like VLC and Google Maps, new emojis and some tweaks under the surface for enhancing battery backup and performance.

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