Xiaomi’s Upcoming Dual Camera Smartphone (Mi A1?) Will Be Flipkart Exclusive

by Teja Chedalla 18

Earlier this week, Xiaomi confirmed to launch a new flagship smartphone in India with the dual-lens camera. While the company hasn’t revealed any details regarding the device, it has now confirmed that this upcoming smartphone will be exclusive to Flipkart. However, it will be also sold via Mi.com and Mi Home retail outlets. We expect this new device to be the rumored Mi A1 Android One smartphone that comes with stock Android UI instead of MIUI.

Earlier to this, a few Indian smartphone manufacturers including Lava, Micromax, and Spice have launched their own Android One smartphones in India. The Mi A1 is expected to be the same Mi 5X that was launched in China but with stock Android UI. It will be even more interesting if the Mi A1 comes with the recently released Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Earlier: Aug 28th, 2017 – Today, Xiaomi has officially confirmed to unveil a new flagship dual camera smartphone on September 5th. Since the tweet particularly mentioned it as a global launch, we don’t expect the company to launch the upcoming Mi Note 3 or the Mi MIX 2 smartphones. Instead, Xiaomi might launch the rumored Mi A1 Android One smartphone that was earlier leaked through its global website. The Mi A1 will be the company’s first ever Android One smartphone. The Mi A1 shares the same model number (MDG2) as the Mi 5X launched exclusively in China.

Interestingly, the Mi 5X also sports the dual camera setup on the rear. It comes powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, while the Mi 6 flagship smartphone launched in the first half came with Snapdragon 835 processor. We expect the Mi A1 Android One smartphone to come with the same specifications as on the Mi 5X. Instead of the in-house MIUI, the Mi A1 will be running on the stock Android out of the box.

Earlier: August 18th, 2017 – Xiaomi currently sells the high-end smartphones under the Mi series and the affordable smartphones through the Redmi series. Now, the company might announce a new smartphone called Mi A1 under the Mi series. The Mi A1 smartphone with the model number MDG2 is listed on the RF exposure page on the Xiaomi’s official website. The MDG2 was earlier spotted on benchmarking websites. It was then reported to be the Mi 5X and interestingly, the Mi 5X is also missing on this list. The MDG2 smartphone also received the FCC certification in July this year.

As of now, there is no other information about the Mi A1 smartphone. Recently, Xiaomi has announced to launch a new smartphone with dual rear cameras in India. While the company skipped launching the flagship Mi 6 smartphone in India, the Mi 5X is the only other newly launched device to feature dual camera setup. The company is yet to reveal the name of its upcoming dual camera smartphone in India and my wild guess is that, the company will launch the Mi 5X as Mi A1 in India with few changes.

The Mi 5X sports metal built unibody design and is currently available for just 1299 Yuan (approx Rs. 12,500) in China. Talking about the specifications, it sports a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The device comes with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. It runs on the latest MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear of the device.

It features a 12MP dual-lens camera on the rear and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. Since there is no home button, the device comes with capacitive navigation buttons. Unlike the Mi 6, the Mi 5X offers MicroSD card slot and 3.5mm audio jack. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C port. It is backed by a 3,080mAh non-removable battery and supports fast charging with the5V/2A (10W) power adapter. It measures 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm and weighs 165 grams.

Next week, the company is launching the selfie-focused Redmi Note 5A smartphone with a 16MP front camera in China. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming Xiaomi smartphones!

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is passionate about traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @t4teja.

  • So it’s the same Mi5X will be launched in India as Mi A1 !!

    • Excited for the stock Android in a Xiaomi Android One Phone 👍👍

      • Would have liked if launched at Amazon India! 🤔

  • Arup Das

    Very nice Mi A1 Smartphone

  • Vishal Giri

    Xiaomi is going crazy with the SD625, putting it in every device!!

  • Yamini Nagarajan

    Looks amazing

  • Aakash Prajapati

    Can We Know Xiaomi How Many Mobile Launch In Month & Yearly? I Think Xiaomi Work Like Samsung. Can We Know How Many Mobile Getting Update With Security Patches?

  • Chandrakant Agrawal

    launch in india

  • Saurav Mahato

    Awesome ..👍👍

  • Suhan N

    Let Mi A1 be equipped with “Almost Bezel-less Display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio” or “”full Bezel-less Display” with a SD version latest processor with no heating problem & deca cored one. Along with 6GB RAM and minimum of 13mp dual cam each with a Gorilla glass v4 for better display protection from scratches.. even best if it was Super AMOLED, like samsung..

  • Aakash Prajapati

    Now All Gadget’s Came 1) Bezel-Less 2) Dual Camera With Front & Rear. Xiaomi Say Mi 6 Launch With NEw Variount Or Mi5X Or Mi A1 All Phone Came With Dual Camera.

  • Vishal Giri

    I’m still hoping it to be the Mi6 or atleast a device with SD660!!

  • Uday Kumar

    waiting for its release

  • Arup Das

    Very exciting Xiaomi to Launch Dual Camera Smartphone on Sep 5th, Might be the Mi A1 Android One Phone

  • Swapnil Potdar

    That’s the Great one to see then latest android updates time to time that the main thing behind #AndroiOne hope to see 🤔☺️

  • Swapnil Potdar

    That’s great news hope the most of the units they will put for the sale otherwise we have to wait for long time to get it flash sale😂

  • Yamini Nagarajan

    Super excited

  • Vishal Giri

    well this can only mean one thing, “get ready for the flash sales”!!