We predicted about the Xiaomi smartphone getting launched will be the Xiaomi Mi A1 or the Xiaomi Mi 5X running with the stock Android. We also predicted that the smartphone will be priced at Rs. 14,999 and fortunately what we said has become 100% true.
Xiaomi has launched the new Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone on Flipkart priced at Rs. 14,999 for the 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage version. The smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart on 12th September 2017 at 12:00 pm noon.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with Stock Android Experience (Android Nougat 7.1) compared to the MIUI 9.0 and Android Nougat 7.1 on the Xiaomi Mi 5X. Xiaomi and Google has partnered to launch an Android One smartphone after a long time. In fact, this is the first Android One smartphone that Xiaomi has launched.
Google started the Android One initiative back in 2014 when they launched less than $100 smartphones from Micromax, Karbonn, and Spice with pure Android experience. This is another step in the Android One Program which has actually lost steam long back and is mostly a failure.
Though Google executive announced that the Xiaomi Mi A1 will run on the latest software and it will get the Android Oreo update before the end of 2017. The smartphone will also get the Android P update when the OS is launched.
Mi A1 is a good product for Xiaomi fans, who are now getting great hardware along with the Fluid stock Android experience.
The hardware is same as the Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone and the new Mi A1 comes with a Dual rear camera with 12 Megapixel lenses.
Entire Xiaomi presentation was focused on the Dual camera performance of the Xiaomi Mi A1. Highlighting how good the camera is and they even compared the camera shots with the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Oneplus 5.
While one of the lenses is a telephoto lens the other lens is a wide-angle shooter. The Telephoto lens comes with f/2.6 aperture lens and the wide angle 12 MP lens has a f/2.2 aperture.
The Mi A1 also comes with a portrait mode which allows you to capture the image with shallow depth of field. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will come with a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and also comes with the Adreno 506 GPU, similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 4 GB of Ram and Xiaomi has launched the smartphone with 64 GB of internal storage.
The other key highlight of the Mi A1 is it’s thin and sleek metallic design, the smartphone measures 7.3 mm in thickness and weighs 163 grams.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 will come with a 5.5 Inch Display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels, with 401 PPI. The smartphone display also has a corning gorilla glass coating and sports a 2.5D curved glass to improve the touch experience.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 uses the USB Type C port and there is 3080 mAH battery capacity which will also support fast charging.
There are many new Dual camera smartphones in the market now, with Motorola launching the Moto G5s plus, Lenovo K8 Note, Coolpad Coolplay 6 and Huawei Honor 6X. All offering cuttting edge features and specs at cut-throat prices.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks really promising with a decent Dual camera setup and stock Android experience. The price is also great for the device and we can expect it to become a top seller Dual camera phone in the coming months.
4 KEY Highlights of Xiaomi Mi A1
- 12 Megapixel Dual Rear camera – incredible Portrait Mode for Daylight Shots.
- Blazing Fast Performance – Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SOC, 4GB Ram, Aderno 506.
- Great Experience – Android Nougat 7.1.2 with Stock Android, Super fast OS.
- Android Oreo 8.0 Update – An early update to Oreo is an added advantage.