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Xiaomi India launches Mi A1 Android One phone for Rs. 14999

Xiaomi Mi A1, the global variant of the Mi 5X has been officially launched in India today. It is part of the new ‘A series’, which is now part of the ‘Android One’ program. The Mi A1 has been made in partnership with Google and thus it runs on stock Android based on Nougat OS and it will get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS by the end of 2017. Also, it will be one of the first phones to get Android P OS update. One of the main highlight of the Mi A1 is its dual rear cameras, which offers portrait mode and 2x optical zoom.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One phone features a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass IPS LTPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), pixel density of 401 PPI and 450 nits of brightness. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It is being powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core 14nm processor clocked at 2.0GHz along with Adreno 506 GPU. For multitasking and storage, we get 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (eMMC 5.0), which can also be extended up to 128GB by adding a microSD card.

In the camera department, the Mi A1 boasts of a dual camera setup – a 12 megapixel primary camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and another 12 megapixel secondary camera with telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture and PDAF. We get a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera on the front. Under the hood, there is a 3080mAh battery (non-removable). There is a fingerprint sensor located at the back and an Infrared sensor on the front.

The Mi A1 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out of the box and will be upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo and later directly from Google since it is part of the Android One program. It is a Dual SIM (micro + nano) phone but comes with hybrid slot. It has 4G VoLTE support along with 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), GPS, GLONASS and USB Type-C. The phone is 7.3mm thick, weighs 165 grams, comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and dedicated 10V amplifier.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One phone is priced at Rs. 14,999 and will be available on Flipkart and (online) along with Mi Home stores and other offline retail stores from September 12, 2017.

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