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Xiaomi launches its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1

Every Xiaomi smartphone runs its proprietary software layer MIUI but the newly launched Mi A1 runs a experience that is purely designed by Google. The device offers pure Android experience that stays fresh over time with OS upgrades and comes with Google services built in.

This is a good step taken by Xiaomi to attract those people who prefers clutter free, clean user interface over these skins.

The highlight of the Mi A1 is its dual camera setup at the back with a 12 MP wide-angle and a 12 MP telephoto lens. The 50 mm telephoto lens captures the main image and the wide-angle lens assists with the depth of field measurement, and the two lenses work together to create a bokeh. The telephoto lens enables up to 2x optical zoom and for even further shots, Mi A1 offers up to 10x digital zoom.

Also, like the Pixel and Pixel XL by Google in the past, the Mi A1 offers unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Photos which is amazing thing to have in your device.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch (13.9 cms) LCD with Full HD resolution with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 up to 2.0 GHz based on 14nm FinFET technology along with Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB; expandable via microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto having 2x optical zoom and 1.25μm pixel size accompanied by LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • All metal unibody design

It is priced at ₹14,999 (approx. $234) and is available in three color variants which are Black, Gold, and Rose Gold.

The Mi A1 will be available on Flipkart and from September 12 at 12 noon, as well as at Mi Home stores and offline retailers.

After India, Mi A1 would be available in more than 40 markets around the world including Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Mexico soon.

At the launch, it was also announced that Mi A1 would get Android Oreo within this year, and will be one of the first devices to get Android P next year.


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