Xiaomi Mi A1 to be available by end of September for RM1,199

12 September, 2017, 15:58 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone to go on sale for the first time today

Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a dual camera set up with two 12-megapixel sensors Out of the two cameras; one comes with a wide-angle lens, while the other camera comes with a telephoto or zoom lens. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will go on sale on various online sites like Flipkart.com, Mi.com, along with on offline stores of preferred Mi and Mi Homes.

Last week Xiaomi launched its dual camera flagship Mi A1 in India. Priced Rs 14,999, the Mi A1 is also being offered with an Accidental Damage Protection plan for Rs 899 which is valid for one year and covers 80 per cent of the cost of fix. Overall, the Mi A1 has a stock Android UI experience, though it does come with Xiaomi Feedback app installed on it. Xiaomi says they have added their software tweaks to the camera app for the dual-rear camera, hence their app is the one installed on the phone. It is priced at Rs 14,999. Google has promised that the smartphone will get the Android Oreo update by the end of this year.

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The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch display and a full metal unibody design and a fingerprint scanner at the rear panel.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is basically the re-branded Xiaomi Mi 5X that was launched in China recently. Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android nougat 7.1.2 OS while K8 Plus runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. This smartphone also sports the Google Assistant and Google Photos. The 4GB RAM variant of K8 Plus will be launched in few days. As it can be supposed from the configurations, Xiaomi declared that handset has introduced a special feature of Portrait Mode for providing Bokeh effect for providing depth of field. On the front of the phone, we can find the 5-megapixel camera, and it has the beautification mode. The storage space is further expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. The entire weight of this phone is about 168 grams. The Mi A1 is backed by a 3,080mAh battery. Under the hood, there is a mid-range octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. There is a hybrid SIM card slot on board and connectivity features such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C and Global Positioning System are available.

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This phone has several enhancement options like DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm, 10V smart power amplifier. It will be available in Black and Gold colour variants. Airtel users, who'll be buying the Mi A1 phone from Mi.com will get up to 200GB additional 4G data.

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