From the last couple of weeks, Xiaomi is teasing the launch of a new flagship smartphone for the global markets. It is also mentioned to come with dual camera setup. Today, the company has officially unveiled the Mi A1 Android One smartphone as its latest flagship smartphone at an event held in New Delhi, India. Google announced the Android One project in order to bring the next billion users online. The Mountain View-based company has partnered with Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice to launch first-gen Android One smartphone in 2014.
While the first-gen Android One devices failed after the initial buzz, Google has loosened the restrictions to manufacture the next-gen Android One smartphones. The Xiaomi made Android One device will bring totally a new perspective towards the Android One program. The all-new Mi A1 is priced at just Rs. 14,999 and the company continue to offer the enticing price-to-specs ratio. As we reported last month, the Mi A1 is actually the same Mi 5X that was launched in July in China. While the Mi 5X comes with the in-house MIUI, the Mi A1 runs on stock Android.
It comes with an Aluminum built unibody design with curved Antenna bands. There is a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display on the front with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The all-new global flagship smartphone from Xiaomi comes powered by the 14nm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Even the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in early 2017 also featured the same Snapdragon 625 SoC. The Mi A1 also packs 64GB of internal storage that can be further expandable via a MicroSD card slot.
On the rear is a dual camera setup featuring 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.6 aperture and 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It can record 4K videos at 30 fps and 720p slo-mo videos at 120 fps. The Mi 6 flagship smartphone launched in the first half of 2017 in China also features the same 12MP dual cameras. As seen on the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5 smartphones, the Mi A1 also offers 2X optical zoom. For selfies, there is a 5MP camera placed on the front with 36 built-in beauty modes. On the connectivity front, the Mi A1 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port.
It is backed by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery and supports 5V/2A fast charging. It measures 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm and weighs 165 grams. The circular fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device. We can also activate the Google Assistant by long pressing the capacitive home button. It will be available in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold color options.