Xiaomi has launched a new product in India at an event, while this product is not a completely new product. The newly launched Xiaomi Mi A1 is identical to the recently launched Mi 5X. The main difference between Mi A1 and Mi 5X is the software, with the newly launched device run on stock Android unlike MIUI on Mi 5X.
Basically, this is device is a collaboration between Google and Xiaomi, which make Xiaomi a significantly bigger brand to work with Google’s Android One project. The device is launched with the tagline “ Created by Xiaomi, powered by Google”.
On the specification side, this device has a 5.5-inch display with the resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels, making pixel density 403ppi. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 based on 14nm technology for better performance and better battery life. For the smoother operation, the device has 4GB RAM alongside 64GB storage to keep all your apps and data and can be further expanded up to 128GB if needed.
On the optics department, it packs 12-megapixels at the rear one regular lens and another telephoto lens for 2x zooming and portraits with shallow depth of field. Rear camera setup is similar to that of iPhone 7Plus and OnePlus 5. On the front is 5-megapixel for the selfies. To back the internals is a 3080mAh non-removable battery. And the phone charge over USB Type-C, unlike other budget end device for Xiaomi.
The main feature is the device is the software. As the Mi A1 is a collaboration between Xiaomi and Google under project Android One. The device will be running on the latest stock Android and will be among the first devices to receive the future update from google. And the device will be getting Android Oreo update by the end of the year.
This device will be slightly expensive than devices from Xiaomi in the same category. The device is priced at 14,999 Indian Rupee. Technically, the Mi A1 should cost around Rs. 24,000 /- in Nepal. However, we highly doubt that and our prediction is around Rs.35,000 plus.
It will be launched in a total of 13 countries in Asia, ten in Europe, ten in the Middle East and Africa, and four in Central and South America. The device will be available from 12th of September.
The Vatsal Impex also confirmed that the device will also come in Nepal soon but hasn’t revealed any other information.
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