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Original story (published on January 08, 2021) follows:

As of January 2021, we can effectively say Xiaomi’s Android One-powered Mi A series is dead and gone.

Going by the usual cycle, the Mi A4 should be out by now . Instead, 2019’s Mi A3 is still the latest offering in the Mi A series, yet we all know it isn’t the newest phone by any means.

Of course, we don’t make the rules and cant for sure tell you whether Xiaomi still has plans to launch a newer device in the Mi A lineup. But until then, lets talk about the Mi A3 and the recent Android 11 update.


Mi A3 owners must be aware of what went down with Xiaomi’s little gift for the New Year 2021. Right on the death of last year came an update to Android 11, but early Mi A3 adopters ended up with bricked devices.

Xiaomi was quick to spring into action, halting the rollout soon after reports started flooding in. This was reminiscent of what happened with previous Android updates for the Mi A3 and others in the Mi A series.

Xiaomi has since resumed rolling out the Mi A3 Android 11 update after doing away with the bug that was bricking devices, but this hasn’t cured the firmware from all ailments.

Now that more Mi A3 users are getting their hands on the OS, we are beginning to see reports coming from various corners of the web citing multiple issues after the update to Android 11.


In the table at the far bottom, we have put together some of the common bugs that users have reported till date and their current status. Of course, we will continuously update the article whenever new info comes to light.

Update 1 (January 28)

04:08 pm (IST): After nearly a month, are you liking the new Android 11 update on your Mi A3? Well, to tell us more, visit our Twitter poll here and let us know your experience so far.

Update 2 (February 2)

11:10 am (IST): The January 2021 security update has claimed to bring about a series of optimizations and bug fixes.

Among them, the status bar padding issues have finally been fixed along with the addition of the much requested native screen recorder. More details here.

Update 3 (February 9)

02:49 pm (IST): There have been several reports saying that video playback on the Xiaomi Mi A3 flashes green in recordings, Instagram, TikTok, and the like. For more details, head here.

Update 4 (February 12)

06:42 pm (IST): Several Mi A3 users have reported a range of performance issues following the Android 11 update like app crashes, lags, auto reboots, & freezing issues. For more info, head here.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 update bugs & issues tracker
Bug/issue description Status
Excessive battery drain & slow charging – Unacknowledged
– User reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Chat bubbles not working – Unacknowledged
– User reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
No in-built screen recorder Fixed
Touch screen lags – Unacknowledged
– User reports (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Missing icon shape, size & color option – Unacknowledged
– User reports (1, 2, 3, 4)
Status bar too big/padding issues Fixed
Green flashes in video playback Unacknowledged
Performance issues Unacknowledged

It is worth mentioning that it may take some days before a new major update settles down to normal functionality, so some of these issues may disappear after a while. No guarantees, though.

If you are a Mi A3 user facing different bugs and issues from the ones listed above, feel free to share your experience since updating to Android 11 via the comments section below.

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