Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One programme launched in Indian as an international model. Xiaomi has launched a new surprise edition in Indonesia with the Red coloured paint job. The tech specifications of this new iterations are in line with the standard edition.
There is no change in the price tag as well. So, if you looking for a good looking smartphone with a prettier paint job, then, this is the one smartphone that you are going to appreciate for its Red and Black colour combinations. If we look at the major aspects of this device, the premium full metal unibody design, dual camera setup, and the stock Android user interface are some of the best aspects of this device. As this device belongs to Android One programme, the software updates are controlled by Google.
As of now, we don’t have any news regarding this phone made available in India what so ever. Let’s look at the technical specifications of the Xiaomi Mi A1 to give further insights about the Xiaomi Mi A1.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 features a standard 5.5-inch FHD IPS LCD screen, protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass from Corning Gorilla. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core Mobile Solution, paired with 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 64 GB onboard flash storage based on eMMC 5.1.
The phone does also offer 3 in 2 Hybrid SIM slot, where one can use either 2 SIM cards with 4G LTE and Volte or a SIM and a micro SD card slot (up to 128 GB). So, one has to compromise with a single SIM card slot, if your priority is with the additional storage via micro SD card slot.
The dual camera setup on the Xiaomi Mi A1 is also the one of the best dual camera implementation. The dual 12 MP camera with X2 optical zoom, portrait mode, and 4K video recording capability. However, for the main camera, the company still uses a 5 MP shooter like the other Redmi smartphones. The phone packs a 3030 mAh Li-ion sealed battery with normal charging capability via USB type C port for charging and data syncing.
Finally, the smartphone runs on stock Android Nougat operating system with expected Android Oreo update in next few weeks. The 3.5 mm headphone jack does have a dedicated DAC, which offers a premium sound via wired headphones. So, to conclude, this device ticks a lot of boxes. The only thing that we don’t appreciate about this device is the old-school 16:9 aspect ratio display and the big chunky bezels.