Xiaomi launches the Mi A1, its first flagship Android smartphone powered by Google’s Android One initiative at its global launch event held in Delhi. The Mi A1 is expected to receive the latest Android Oreo update end of this year and will go on sale tomorrow on Flipkart.
Google Android One
Android One provides OEM’s with Pure Stock Android which is not customizable. Mi A1 will not come with Xiaomi’s flagship MIUI OS, but Android One’s Stock Android. Smartphones included in Android One program get latest Android OS and security updates including Play Protect. Play Protect checks every app you download and install from Play Store for malware and keeps your phone secure and working fast.
Features of Xiaomi Mi A1
Mi A1 smartphone comes in full metal body finish, measuring just 7.6mm in thickness and weighs just about 165g. It’s designed with smooth rounded edges for better grip and the discreet separation lines easily highlight buttons, ports, fingerprint sensor at rear. It comes with USB Type-C charging port and 3.5 mm jack.
The body features a 2.5D curved strong Corning Gorilla glass and display of 13.5cm or 5.5” FHD display with resolution of 1080p and pixel density of 433 PPI. It also features a fingerprint sensor on rear and full body is fingerprint resistant.
Performance is never an issue with Mi A1, it comes with 2.0 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. It comes with internal storage of 64GB ROM and it is said to deliver a full day of battery, we don’t know if 3080mAh battery will last that long. For graphics it uses Adreno 506 650MHz GPU
Xiaomi flagship camera is the best in market and uses the combination of two 12MP wide-angle + telephoto lenses having wide aperture of f/2.2 to deliver bokeh blur effect. The subject gets full focus while background blurs out, giving an effect achieved only with DSLR’s. The primary rear sensor uses 1.25µm pixels to deliver brighter images even in low light.
Mi A1 dual camera pairs a binocular stereoscopic imaging system and deep learning algorithm to create beautiful blurred backgrounds and crisp edges. A special feature – Beauty 3.0 is a smart filter that accurately detects and accentuates hundreds of facial points and features to deliver sharp portraits. Photo storage is no longer an issue when you get the unlimited storage provided by Google Photos and access to Shared Albums.
The Mi A1 comes with an inbuilt storage of 64GB which is plenty and should be more than enough to store songs, videos and images. You can also opt for external storage up to 128GB via MicroSD slot.
Price & Availability of Mi A1
Xioami’s Mi A1 is available in 13 markets in Asia, 10 in Europe, 10 in the Middle East and Africa, and 4 in Central and South America. It comes available in three colours – Rose Gold, Gold and Black. Its priced at INR 14,999 and available for sale tomorrow at 12pm on Flipkart. You can also buy via the Official Mi shoppingwebsite.
Mi A1 Specifications
|5.5 inch (diagonal) LTPS FHD display|
450 nit brightness
1920 x 1080 resolution, 403 PPI
|Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor, max 2.0GHz|
14nm FinFET, high performance and power efficiency
Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz
|Stock Android Nougat 7.1.2|
Will update to Android Oreo & Android P
|Dual Rear Camera|
12MP 1.25μm f/2.2
26mm equivalent focal length
5MP 1.12μm, f/2
Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles
4K / 1080p / 720p video, 30 fps
720p slow-mo video, 120 fps
64GB internal storage
Up to 128GB expandable storage (microSD)
|Height: 155.4 mm|
Width: 75.8 mm
Thickness: 7.3 mm
Weight : 165g
|3080mAh(typ) / 3000mAh(min)|
5V / 2A charging
Reversible USB Type-C
Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac protocols
Supports 2.4/5G WiFi / WIFI Direct / WiFi Display
Supports Bluetooth 4.2/HID
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