Xiaomi and Android One seems to be a dream collaboration. Xiaomi sells handsets for rock bottom prices. And Android One stands for stock Android at budget prices. It doesn’t get more affordable than Xiaomi. So, when Xiaomi hinted an Android One phone, it was plenty of reason to be excited.
Earlier rumors did show some outlandish bezel less design for the upcoming mid-ranger, but that was too good to materialize. So today on September 5, the Chinese startup has finally launched the Mi A1 in the mold of the Mi 5X. The design cues taken from the Mi 5X are quite clear at the back, remarkably.
Quickly coming to the specs, the phone is a 5.5-inch Full HD display bearing metal body handset. The rear camera setup comprises a duo of 12 MP lenses with 2x optical zoom and while the front receives less attention with a 5 MP shooter. The phone did appear on benchmarks with the Snapdragon 625 SoC and that is what you will find in the insides of the chassis. The processor will be assisted by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage which is expandable. The Mi A1 power supply is handled by a battery of 3,080 mAh capacity.
The handset comes with a fingerprint sensor and IR blaster. And of course, how can we forget, stock Android Nougat. The best part of the Mi A1 is it will be the first device to get Android Oreo in 2017 along with the Pixels and Nexus devices. The Mi A1 is priced Rs. 14,999 and we already know it will be a Flipkart exclusive. The price does seem to be on the expensive side according to Xiaomi’s standards. Especially in the ultra-competitive mid-range segment. Sales of the phone will start from September 12 at noon on Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Homes as well as offline stores.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications
CPU / GPU : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm) octa core @ 2GHz with Adreno GPU
Screen : 5.5 inches, 2.5D curved glass with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
OS : Android 7.1.2, stock pure Android
RAM : 4GB
ROM : 64GB
Rear Camera : 12MP + 12MP (dual Cameras)
Front Camera : 8MP
Security : Finger Print Sensor
Connectivity : Dual SIM, 4G, VoLTE, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth, USB Type C ports, IR blaster
Battery : 3080 mAh