The Android One is back, the first smartphone of Google-Xiaomi venture has been launched in India. Named as Mi A1, it is the global variant of Mi 5X that was introduced a couple of months back in China. Priced at Rs. 14,999, it will go on sale via Mi.com and Flipkart on 12th September 2017 in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colors. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and will receive Android 8.0 (OREO) by the end of this year. It will also be one of early devices to get Android P update.
The highlight of the device is dual rear camera set up includes two 12MP sensors with one for wide angle lens and other with telephoto lens, PDAF, f/2.6 aperture and dual LED flash. Besides, it comes with Google Photos unlimited storage and 200GB of 4G Data for existing and new Airtel customers.
Coming to the specs, Mi A1 flaunts a 5.5 inch full HD 2.5 D curved display with Corning Glass protection and 450 nits brightness. It is powered by an Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The device 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB using a Micro SD card.
Besides dual rear camera, up front is a 5MP front facing camera with real time beautification mode. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at rear below the primary camera. Connectivity options include dual Sim (Hybrid), 4G VoLTE, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C Port, GPS/A-GPS and 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi Mi A1 measures 155.4×75.8×7.3mm and weighs 165 grams; powered by a non-removable 3080mah battery with 380V charger. Other features includes IR blaster, dual graphite sheet and 10V smart PA for high-quality audio.