Xiaomi unveiled the brand new Xiaomi Mi A1 in Delhi yesterday. A flagship model for India, Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One platform.
With a decent price of INR 14,999, the phone has a lot to offer. It comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p full HD display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB Ram with 64 GB storage, and a 3080mAh battery. It is embedded with Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is unlikely with Xiaomi phone using MIUI software for three years.
The metal chassis of the phone looks impressive and is available in three colors- black, gold, and rose gold. It even has a one-touch fingerprint sensor at the back for security placed right where your index finger lies when you hold the phone.
The highlight of the phone is its dual cameras at the back, its first dual-camera device in India. The 12 MP rear cameras arrangement includes wide angle and telephoto lenses to give more advanced photography options. Even though it is an Android One phone, Xiaomi Mi A1 has opted for its own camera lens instead of Google Camera app.
Mi A1 is a rebrand edition of Mi 5X which was launched in China in July. Although launched in India, the company aims to launch it in more countries in Asia, Middle East, and Europe and America.
Even though Google’s Android One initiative was launched in 2014, it has not been able to deliver anything promising under the segment till now. But with the launch of Xiaomi Mi A1, it’s all changing. With its top-notch hardware, decent internal specs, and impressive dual camera feature at such price, Mi A1 is an intriguing upmarket move for the Android One program.
The Mi A1 will be sold exclusively on Flipkart online from September 12, and will also be available at Mi Home stores as well as through Xiaomi’s partner stores throughout the country.