Xiaomi has launched its first Android One phone which was unveiled on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999. The smartphone is available in Black, Rose Gold, and Gold.
Xiaomi has revealed that the Mi A1 will be manufactured in India at some point, sporting the ‘Made in India’. The main highlights of Android One phone, the Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with stock Android 7.1.2 baked in and will get timely Android Oreo update; with the guarantee of Android P when the software version launches next year. Other Google services optimised for Xiaomi Mi A1 are Assistant and Photos, while Google Play Protect will keep it secure. Google Photos also gives users unlimited high-quality photo storage and additional features of Mi A1 which includes a metal unibody design, 2.5D curved glass, and features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone in the Indian market sports a dual pyrolytic graphite sheet, which helps radiate heat, helping reduce thermal performance by up to 2-degrees Celsius. It also sports an IR blaster.
|GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)|
|155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm|
|IPS screen, 16M colors|
|Yes, with Multitouch|
|5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|~ 401 PPI|
|64 GB inbuilt|
|Yes (Hybrid Slot), up to 128 GB|
|Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)|
|Yes, with wifi-hotspot|
|Yes, with A-GPS Support|
|Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack:|
|Yes, 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Camera with autofocus|
|Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus|
|Yes, 2160p @ 30fps|
|Flash: Dual LED|
|Yes, 5 MP|
|Android, v7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Processor|
|Yes, supports HTML|
|MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC|
|3080 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
The Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available via Flipkart, Mi.com, and the company’s Mi Home stores from 12 pm IST on September 12. The smartphone will also be available via offline retail chains (including Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, LOT, UniverCell, E-Zone, Croma, and Vijay Sales) as well as Mi Preferred Partner stores, on the same day. Notably, Google in a separate statement revealed that the Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available in dozens of countries apart from India, including Indonesia, Russia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 launch offers to include up to 300GB of additional 4G data from Airtel.
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