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:
|Operating System||Android 7.1.2 Nougat|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS LCD 1920 x 1080 (403ppi)|
Gorilla Glass, 2.5D curved glass
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
2.0GHz octa-core Cortex A53
|Expandable||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Rear Camera 1||12MP wide-angle (OmniVision OV12A10) f/2.2, 1.25-micron pixels|
Dual tone flash, PDAF
|Rear Camera 2||12MP telephoto (OmniVision OV13880) f/2.6, 1.1-micron pixels|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
IR blaster, 3.5mm jack
GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
|Audio||3.5mm headphone jack|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor at the back|
|SIM||Dual SIM slot (hybrid slot)|
|Dimensions||155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm|
|Colors||Black, 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
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. 👍
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