We all have heard about stock Android at some point in life. So, what exactly stock Android is? Stock Android means the pure Android experience without any bloatware, 3rd party apps pre-installed. It’s the cleanest Android you can get. A lot of users prefer stock Android rather than having a UI over it. Android One or stock Android was developed by Google to provide a clean OS experience to users.
Xiaomi was the first to receive Android One and Mi A1 was the first to get it. After that Xiaomi launched two more smartphones in its Mi A series. The Mi A3 is the third phone in its franchise and was launched back in 2019.
Is your Xiaomi Mi A3 eligible for Android 11?
With the launch of the Google Android 11 final version in early September 2020, the Mi A3 users are worried about getting the new Android 11. Xiaomi Mi A3 was launched with the stock Android 9 Pie and later after several minor updates for major bug fixes, it finally got updated to bugless stock Android 10 (V18.104.22.168.QFQMIXM). The stock or Android One is empowered to receive two major OS upgrade along with three years of security updates. So as per this theory, Mi A3 has one quota left for a major OS upgrade. Moreover, since the device is a part of the Android One program, the device will not get the new MIUI 12.
What Mi community moderator has to say?
We double-checked about whether the Mi A3 is eligible for Android 11 or not and we came across a recent comment made by Xiaomi’s moderator in one of the community posts. One of the users asked whether the Mi A3 will get the Android 11 update or not. The moderator in response replied that since the device is an Android One device it will surely get Android 11. Furthermore, the moderator said that they are not sure about the specific date of the Android 11 rollout for Mi A3.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Android 11 Release Date
Talking about the rollout timeline, we expect stable Android 11 will start pushing out to the Xiaomi Mi A3 smartphone users via OTA, in batches from January 2021. The first preference for stable Android 11 has been given to Google Pixel devices and other OEM’s flagship devices. The final build of Android 11 was released on September 8, 2020. So, the Mi A3 will likely get updated to Android 11 by early 2021.
About The Device
Talking about the Mi A3, it has a Super AMOLED display of 6.09-inches with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back making it even safer. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor and Adreno 610 for gaming. Mi A3 has three variants viz. 64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/4GB RAM, and 128GB/6GB RAM. Coming to the camera, it has a triple camera setup with a primary camera of 48MP and a huge 32MP for selfies. The device comes with a 4030 mAh battery capacity with fast charging of 18W.