Mi A3 carries a starting price of Rs. 12,499 in India
Mi A3 users will get Android 10 treat finally
Xiaomi India revealed the update release details through Twitter
No word on Android 10 update for Mi A2 users
Mi A3 is set to start receiving Android 10 update in India in the middle of February, Xiaomi has announced through a social media post. Notably, the Mi A3 is based on Google's Android One programme that is aimed to provide a stock experience along with regular OS updates for two years. The smartphone, however, is receiving the latest Android update after over four months since its release for Google Pixel devices back in September. This is in contrast with the company's Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi K20, Mi 8, and Mi 9 that already received fresh MIUI 11 updates along with Android 10.
Xiaomi India through its official Twitter account announced the release of Android 10 for the Mi A3. “Glad to announce the update will be out in mid February for Mi A3,” the company tweeted while responding to a user asking for the Android 10 update.
To recall, the Mi A3 was launched in India in August last year as the latest Mi A-series model after the Mi A1 and Mi A2. The smartphone was launched with Android 9 Pie, though it was speculated to receive an update to Android 10 shortly after its release -- considering its associattion with the Android One programme that is aimed to ease update rollouts for manufacturers.
Unlike the Mi A3, other Android One-based handsets, including the Nokia 6.1 that is available under Rs. 10,000 -- lower than the Rs. 12,499 price of the Xiaomi phone -- have recently received Android 10 updates.
Xiaomi earlier this week rolled out an Android 10 beta build for Mi A2 users, the company told Gadgets 360. However, it is yet to provide a timeline on the update for the general public.
Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in your leads and tips.