Xiaomi Unveils Its First Android One Phone

Earlier last week, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi said that it will launch a phone that will debut in India and now, the company has unveiled the Mi A1 during a media event in New Delhi. The latest smartphone showcases similar design features of company’s Mi 5X which was launched in China back in July. However, the Mi A1 is different to its predecessor as it runs stock Android OS.

The smartphone features standard specifications for a solid smartphone. For instance, the smartphone runs a Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. In addition to that, the phone has a 5.5 inch full-HD display. For internal storage, you get 64GB which is more than enough for storing all of your data. Interestingly, the smartphone features a dual 12MP camera with a primary wide-angel lens.

As for OS, the Mi A1 will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat with the latest August security patch. But, Google has revealed that Oreo update for the smartphone will be rolled out before end of this year. In addition to this, the A1 will also be one of the first devices to get Android P later next year when it becomes available to users.

However, you won’t be getting the update directly from Google although Android One smartphones get their updates directly from the search engine giant. Since the smartphone features a dual lens camera, Xiaomi will be releasing the updated camera app to take full advantage of its dual-camera system. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will go on sale on September 12 and will have a price of approximately $320 in India. The company revealed that the smartphone will be available in 25 other countries shortly afterwards India.

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