Xiaomi India has launched a new device in the Mi series, Xiaomi Mi A1 with dual rear cameras that will be part of an all-new series. The device is exclusively available on Flipkart and Xiaomi has remained silent till Flipkart has reportedly revealed the name as MiA1.
When the news came out regarding the event, everyone thought that Xiaomi is working on an Android One smartphone that is based on Mi 5X. It was first speculated that Mi5X will be launching in India, but Mi itself debunked the rumor and launched Xiaomi Mi A1, backed by AndroidOne.
Android One is a Google-backed initiative to bring affordable smartphones into the market. Created by Xiaomi, Powered by Google is the tagline used that reflects the partnership of two brands, is priced at Rs. 14,999 in India.
Speaking about Android One series, the brand is mostly about the affordability of the device in the budget smartphones to give the user the best experience. Google changed things a bit later and brought Android Go, saying it is the latest version of Android for budget phones, but the interests on Android for the budget phone remains the same.
What Xiaomi offers in Mi A1 is very similar to what Mi 5X offers in terms of many things like the hardware of the device, both internally and externally. The difference between both the devices lies in the user experience of Android, ie., the stock Android UI is used instead of MIUI like how all the Xiaomi smartphones have been using.
The mention here has to be the use of Android OS in the device. The new device Xiaomi Mi A1 is using stock Android, as it is being powered by Google as part of the partnership between Google and Xiaomi to replenish the efforts of Android One.
The new update from Android 7.1 Nougat to Android Oreo is guaranteed within this year on this phone. Apart from this, this device will be the first one that will receive another new update from Android, Android P in the year 2018.
There is a dual-lens camera offered on the phone with a 12-MP wide angle lens and a 12-MP telephoto lens. The wide angle lens has a f/2.2 aperture.
The camera has a portrait mode that is given in the Xiaomi camera app which can make the background blur. The secondary lens in the device, ie., the telephoto is with the 2X optical zoom can be expandable up to 10X digital zoom.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications:
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Internal Storage||64-GB. Expandable up to 128-GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual 12MP, 2X Optical Zoom|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, USB Type-C|
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is going to be available exclusively on Flipkart in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold options.