Xiaomi Mi A1 is a Flagship Android One Phone For India


Xiaomi has launched its first dual-lens camera smartphone on September 5 in India. The device is priced competitively at Rs 14,999 and will take on the likes of Moto G5s Plus. This is the first Android One smartphone to be made by Xiaomi. And also, the Mi A1 is the first Xiaomi phone in India to feature a dual-lens camera. And not forget, with Android One coming into the picture, the Mi A1 is also the first Xiaomi smartphone to flaunt stock Android operating system. Xiaomi Mi A1 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) will be available for Rs 14,999 starting September 12 on Flipkart and Mi.com at 12 PM. It will be available in Black and Gold color options initially and after a month Xiaomi promises to bring a Rose Gold color variant of the Mi A1 as well.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications


5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass

Operating System

Stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat


It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC


4GB of RAM


64GB (up to 128GB)

Rear Camera

Dual 12MP, 2X Optical Zoom with f/2.2 aperture and f/2.6 respectively

Front Camera

5MP with a real-time beautification mode


Xiaomi M A1 includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, infrared, magnetometer, and proximity sensor


4G VoLTE, USB Type-C


Hybrid dual-SIM configuration


3,080 mAh

Xiaomi Mi A1 Features

1.The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with IR Blaster remote control as well.

2.This can be used to control home appliances from the phone itself.

3.Xiaomi has also included a dedicated headphone amplifier to better music listening experience.

4.Despite being part of the Android One initiative, the smartphone retains some Xiaomi apps such as the Mi Camera, Mi Remote, and Mi Store apps, apart from a Mi Services section within Settings.

5.And also other Google services optimized for Xiaomi Mi A1 are Assistant and Photos, while Google Play Protect will keep it secure. Google Photos also gives users unlimited high-quality photo storage.

6.The phone charges over USB-C and the company is even including a custom 380V charger.

7.The Xiaomi Company is advertising some audio improvements, such as the presence of a 10V smart power amplifier, DHS Audio Standardization Algorithm, and support for high impedance headphones.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specialty

Xiaomi says it’ll be “one of the first” phones to get Android P. The biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is that it is part of the Android One initiative. In a separate media report, Google exposed closely what this means for the Xiaomi smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi A1 will offer a “pure Android performance with a fresh design and a small and carefully curated set of pre-installed applications.”


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