[Updated] Xiaomi confirms Mi A1 battery drainage and fingerprint scanner issues after Oreo
Update (January 02):
Of late, Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone Mi A1 grabbed a lot of bad press after its Android Oreo roll out was suspended multiple times. Now that a significant number of Mi A1 users have the update, two major issues have come to light (battery drainage and fingerprint scanning lag), and both have been acknowledged by the Chinese company.
This morning, the Oreo-triggered battery drainage issue – both on the Global as well as China stable ROM – got confirmation from one of the members of MIUI Bug Hunter Team on the company’s official help forum. Here’s what they exactly said:
This issue has been reported already and developers are working to solve this issue.
This issue will be rectified soon so kindly stay tuned.
To give you a quick refresher, soon after Oreo showed up on Mi A1, complains about poor battery performance started pouring on the official Mi forum, XDA and Reddit. Even micro-blogging site Twitter is also drenched with similar reports.
Mi A1(on oreo with Jan security patch update) battery sucks I have to charge my phone twice a day even though I had rest my phone .
Is there any way to downgrade the device to 7.1.2 nought?
— Pavitra Joshi (@PavitraJoshi3) January 30, 2018
Recent Oreo update has lead to battery drainage issue. My Mi A1 battery is draining really quick
— Mayank Chandok (@mayankchandok) January 29, 2018
Please provide good system updates to Mi A1. Because after updating to Oreo many bugs are appeared. Like battery draining, hanging, call connection issue, automatically restarting. So, please fix these bugs in future updates. And please provide updates quickly.
— Bala Uday (@BalaUday1) January 29, 2018
@xiaomi The new Android oreo Update with build number 8.1.10 for mi A1 has few more bugs. The battery drains faster just like in the earlier update and hardly gives a screen on time of 3 Hours and also the screen stays very dim even after keeping the adaptive brightness ON.
— Rohit Naik (@rohitnaik06) January 27, 2018
@MiIndiaSupport @MiIndiaFC @xiaomi @XiaomiIndia I have mi A1 , only 1 month old after Android Oreo I m facing too much prob.
1.battery drain too fast
2.crome stopped pop up
3. Too much hang
4.when you are saving number only first 2 digit saved only
5.mi drop,share it,xder nt wrk
— Tarkeshwer Gaur (@taksh1994) January 27, 2018
Mi A1 …. Oreo update
1. battery drain fast
2. When incoming call its not show the call duration time.#MiA1
— Ravi Tagde (@TagdeRavi) January 27, 2018
I am using mi a1 its now running on oreo.but i am facibg battery drains faster than nougat…i need to go back to stock nougat rom…can u reply [email protected]
— Muthukumar mk (@muthukumar4023) January 21, 2018
— ashish bodanwar (@ashishbodanwar) January 20, 2018
@manukumarjain sir do something after mi a1 Oreo update battery Drain very very fast
— rahul sharma (@rahulsharma0825) January 18, 2018
Not only the battery problem, the company has also confirmed another Oreo introduced issue, viz. the fingerprint lag on Mi A1 devices (running Global stable ROM). Here’s what the same member from the MIUI Bug Hunter Team said:
Thanks for reporting this issue to us, we will forward this issue to the concerned team.
This issue will be rectified soon. Till then please be patient
While it’s relieving that the company is working on fixing both the battery and fingerprint problems, there’s no known time line as to how long will it take. We hope Xiaomi fixes both the glitches sooner than later. Meanwhile, we are keeping a watch on all related developments, so keep a tab here for relevant updates as and when they occur.
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