Xiaomi launches its first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1

In Global launch event, Xiaomi announced the launch of company’s first Android One smartphone, the Mi A1.

Unlike other Xiaomi smartphones that run on its proprietary software layer MIUI, the Mi A1 runs software experience designed by Google. This device offers pure Android experience that stays fresh over time with Operating System upgrades and comes with Google services built in.

The highlight of Mi A1 is dual camera setup at back with 12 megapixel wide-angle and 12 MP telephoto lens. The 50 mm telephoto lens capture the main image and wide-angle lens assists with the depth of field measurement and two lenses work together to create bokeh. The telephoto lens enables up to 2x optical zoom and even further shots. Mi A1 offers up to 10x digital zoom.

Same as Pixel and Pixel XL by Google in past the Mi A1 offers unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Photos.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

Display: 5.5-inch (13.9 cms) Full HD | 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor: Octa-core Snapdragon 625 up to 2.0 GHz | 14nm FinFET technology | Adreno 506 GPU
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 64 GB; expandable with microSD card
Rear Camera: 12 MP wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto | 2x optical zoom | 1.25μm pixel size
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 3,080 mAh
Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 165g

The Mi A1 is priced at $234 the Mi A1 is available in three color variants Black, Gold and Rose Gold.

After India, Mi A1 would be available in more than 40 markets around the world including Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Mexico soon.

At the launch, it was also announced that Mi A1 would get Android O within this year, and will be one of the first devices to get Android P.

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Muhammad Irfan Raza
Irfan Raza is Editor at TechWafer covering Everything about Apple including Mac, iPhones, iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, and How-tos.

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