Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Xiaomi's Mi A1 will be available for the first time in India

Xiaomi's Mi A1 will be available for the first time in India

At today's sale, only the Black and the Gold variant will be available while the Rose Gold variant will come a month later.

As this is an Android One branded device, the Mi A1 runs on the purest version of Android Nougat 7.1.2 with a promised update to the Android Oreo by the end of 2017. It's available on the company's online store and Flipkart as well as at various offline retailers: Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, LOT, UniverCell, E-Zone, Croma, and Vijay Sales. This smartphone also sports the Google Assistant and Google Photos. The Mi A1 is a variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5X, and retains most of its specifications including a dual rear camera setup.

To recall, Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch FHD (1920x1080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection.

Other key Mi A1 features include a metal unibody design, 2.5D curved glass, and features a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. It also sports an IR blaster. The interested people can log on to Flipkart.com and Mi.com to buy it. Mi A1 is flagship dual camera phone.

Two 12-megapixel sensors are present in this phone, and it features the wide-angle lens along with 1.25-micron pixel sensor.

Xiaomi officially says that this smartphone will arrive the market with the Portrait Mode. In case of selfies camera, it comprises a 5-megapixel front camera together with an immediate beautification mode. The smartphone comes with 64GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. This also makes the Mi A1 first Xiaomi smartphone with two back cameras in India.

For the audiophiles, the device features 10 volts smart power amplifier with DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm, which supports high-end headphones with up to 60-ohm impedance.

The device is backed by a 3,080mAh battery. The Android One smartphone was launched at an event in New Delhi last week, and is a product of Google's partnership with the Chinese smartphone maker. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Launch offer includes 200GB of additional 4G data by Airtel on the purchase of Mi A1.

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