Xiaomi Mi A1, a Xiaomi Android One smartphone launched

As promised, Xiaomi launched the company’s latest smartphone, Xiaomi Mi A1 in the ‘A Series’ at an event in New Delhi. This mobile was developed in collaboration with the Google. It runs stock Android (Nougat) out of the box. The company has promised to deliver Android (Oreo) by the end of this year. Mi A1 is also one of the first mobiles that would get Android P in future. Let us, however, have a detailed look at its specifications.


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Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

Display

The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass LTPS display at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 nits brightness.

Platform

It is powered by 2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with 650MHz Adreno 506 GPU and runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box. The OS can be upgraded later to Android (Oreo).

Storage

The device comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage that can be expanded later to 128 GB using microSD card.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone
In the Image: Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One Smartphone

Camera

It has a 12MP rear camera with wide-angle lens, 1.25μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, a secondary 12MP camera with telephoto lens, 1.0 μm pixel size, f/2.6 aperture, PDAF and 5MP front-facing camera.

Connectivity and Sensors

The device is equipped with fingerprint and Infrared sensors besides supporting 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C and Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD) connectivity features.

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 3080mAh (typical) / 3000mAh (minimum) battery and weighs 165 grams with 155.4×75.8×7.3mm size measurements.

Price and availability

The smartphone will be available in Rose Gold, Gold and Black colors at a price of Rs 14,999 exclusively via Flipkart.com, Mi.com, Mi Home Stores and a few other offline stores in the country from September 12. It is bundled with 200 GB additional data for the Airtel users. The smartphone will be shipped to out other areas such as Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific and LATAM regions slowly.

Our Verdict

It is interesting to see an Android One mobile from the family of Xiaomi. Being a Xiaomi user myself, I know how hard it is to get the latest versions of Android. With Mi A1, that problem is going to end for those who buy it. As the A1 was developed in collaboration with Google, we can expect the updates to be delivered at the earliest.

However, let us know your views in the comments section below. We’d love to hear about it from you.

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