Xiaomi launched its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1

In a launch event in Delhi Xiaomi launched its first Android One device. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s first Android one offering.

Mi A1

Unlike any of the earlier phones offered by the company, the Mi A1 runs of stock android software experience found in the Google Pixel and Nexus Devices. All other Mi devices are powered by a proprietary skin by the company called MiUi. It guarantees fast updates by Google and a different option for someone wanting a stock experience.

The main highlight of the device apart from its stock android software maintained by Google is a 12 MP wide-angle and a 12 MP telephoto lens setup at the back. The 50 mm telephoto lens captures the main image data and the wide angle lens captures the depth of field to create what we know a bokeh effect. Just like the portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus for amazing portrait shots. The telephoto lens also enables 2x optical zoom whereas the software enables up to 10x digital zoom for those who need it.

Also, like every other device with Google maintained software, the Mi A1 gets unlimited photo and video storage on the photos cloud, if you ever run out of space.

Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 up to 2.0 GHz with  Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB, with a micro-sd card slot for expandable storage.
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 165g

Also, it was announced that the Mi A1 will get Android O later this year and will be one of the first to get Android P.

Also Read: Android Oreo Beta facing issues?

The Mi A1 will go on sale in three colors namely Black, Gold, Rose Gold and will be available on flipkart.com and mi.com. The device will be available from 12 noon on September 12th for a price of  ₹14,999 (~$234). Airtel customers using Mi A1 will get additional 200 GB of 4G data for free.

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.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will full metal unibody and stock Android will be one of the hits in the market. Leave your thoughts about the device in the comments down below!

Lalit Wadhwa

Tech Geek, BlackBerry Lover and a Engineer

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