Google’s one of the achievements for its Android One project is the recent collaboration with the Chinese manufacturing giant. The Android One has mainly focused on the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and some South American and European countries. Xiaomi Mi A1 is the result of the same partnership between Google and Xiaomi. The device was recently launched in India and was expected to other countries gradually.
We were not sure about the launch date of the MiA1 in Nepal when the device was launched in India. But now the official retailer of the Xiaomi in Nepal Vastal Impex Pvt. Ltd. has confirmed that the device will be launched in Nepal before the Dashain.
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.
When the device was launched in India, it was priced at INR 14,999 which is about 24,000 if converted in Nepalese currency. The company has not mentioned the price but given the pricing of the other device, we expected the price will be somewhere in the range of around 30,000 Rupees.
Stay tuned for the further details on the launch of the device, we will update as soon as the device is officially launched.
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