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Xiaomi Mi A1 specs: Snapdragon 625, dual cameras, and stock Android for $230

Xiaomi unveiled the Mi A1 earlier today in New Delhi, and the phone marks a shift in strategy for the manufacturer. While all Xiaomi phones thus far have featured MIUI, the Mi A1 offers stock Android. The phone is the first in a new lineup of Android One devices, with Google looking to aggressively target the budget segment in emerging markets.

There's a lot to like about the phone — you get a Full HD display, Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 3080mAh battery, and Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box with the August security patch. The highlight is the dual 12MP cameras at the back, with Xiaomi offering a similar configuration as the flagship Mi 6. Here's a detailed look at the hardware:

CategorySpec
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Display5.5-inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1080 (403ppi)
Gorilla Glass, 2.5D curved glass
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
2.0GHz octa-core Cortex A53
14nm FinFET
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
ExpandableYes, up to 128GB
Battery3080mAh
ChargingUSB-C
Rear Camera 112MP wide-angle (OmniVision OV12A10) f/2.2, 1.25-micron pixels
Dual tone flash, PDAF
4K@30FPS
Rear Camera 212MP telephoto (OmniVision OV13880) f/2.6, 1.1-micron pixels
Front Camera5MP
1080p video
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2
IR blaster, 3.5mm jack
GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
Dedicated amplifier
SecurityOne-touch fingerprint sensor at the back
SIMDual SIM slot (hybrid slot)
Dimensions155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm
165g
ColorsBlack, Gold, Rose Gold

The Mi A1 will be sold exclusively on Flipkart online, and will also be available at Mi Home stores as well as through Xiaomi's partner stores throughout the country. Interested in knowing more about the device? Head here:

Xiaomi Mi A1 preview: The Android One phone we've been waiting for

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor covering Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone manufacturers, and writes about the semiconductor industry, storage servers, and audio products. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

10 Comments
  • I have to admit that this is pretty impressive for the price!
  • Good phone at good price ...now too much competition at budget range...
  • So, it will be upgraded to Android Oreo since it is Android One?
  • Yeah. Before the end of the year.
  • Don't see any LTE Bands listed. Will this be Project Fi ready?
  • I wonder why everyone wants to make hybrid sim slot. It's odd and actually quite useless
  • I guess it is done to avoid making 2 different models of same phone for different markets, one with single sim and separate mmc slot which is mostly used by western population and another dual sim used mostly in Asia region.
  • Does this phone have NFC capability?
  • No, it doesn't.
  • That's a pity. 🤔 Thanks. 👍