Xiaomi held an event in New Delhi to announce its latest dual-camera device. Called Xiaomi Mi A1 its hardware is identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5X. However A1 stands for Android One and the phone is powered by stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
The Mi A1 features a Snapdragon 625 chipset, built on the 14 nm process, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The LCD measures 5.5 and sports Full HD resolution.
At the back the phone has dual cameras, similar to the flagship Mi 6 setup with a dual-tone LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is also there, but on the lower side, we see an Android One label, placing the phone in the portfolio of Googles affordable devices for developing markets. Under the hood is a 3,080 mAh battery, charged through USB-C.
The stock Android means Xiaomi is launching the device without MIUI 9, but the Chinese manufacturer is keeping the MIUI camera app. The phone also arrives with promises that the OS will be updated to Oreo by the end of the year. The Mi A1 will be one of the first phones to get the Android P sometime next year.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes in Black, Gold or Pink and costs INR14,999 (just under 200). It is going to be available in 37 countries across the globe and sales are starting on September 12 in various online and offline stores.