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Xiaomi Mi A2 users are now reporting massive battery drainage

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : October 05, 2018 3:49 pm

multiple users are now reporting a bug that is causing massive battery drain in their latest Xiaomi Mi A2. Users have taken this issue on the company’s official forums and XDA forums.
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Xiaomi recently announced its new Android One smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A2, in India. Now, multiple users are now reporting a bug that is causing massive battery drain in their latest Xiaomi Mi A2.

 

Multiple users have taken this issue on the company’s official forums and XDA forums. “Somehow, the processor hangs at its maximum frequency, all 8 cores stay at maximum until I reboot the device. I've tried to see if it's an app, but it's pretty hard to see. The same problem may be related to excessive battery consumption, either in use or in standby mode,” said one user.

 

The issue is basically caused by all CPU cores running at maximum speed, even when the phone is in idle condition. This is draining the battery much quicker. However, some claims that the issue is caused due to a bug in the fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi is yet to make an official statement on this issue.

 

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Meanwhile, users have been able to find a temporary fix to bring the max speed of all the cores by rebooting the device every hour or two. Others have tried unlocking the bootloader (which does a factory reset), then set up the phone again and performed another factory reset and then locked the bootloader. However, after some time the same issue arises again.

 

To recall, the smartphone was launched in India in August this year at a price tag of Rs 16,999. the Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset along with Adreno 512 GPU.


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