Xiaomi launched the Mi A1, the first Android One device from the Chinese smartphone maker which will be available in India market at Rs 14,999 starting next week.
This will be the first time that a Xiaomi device will have a stock Android OS, which will get updates constantly, and not have the standard Mi UI operating system.
Mi A1 would be available in India and also in more than 40 markets around the world including Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Mexico. Local pricing in these markets will be available at a later date.
Xiaomi Senior Vice President Wang Xiang, “Mi A1 is a strategic device in our global expansion, marking a milestone on our quest to bring innovation to everyone. From the beginning Xiaomi has been all about choice, and we are delighted to offer users a new way to experience the power of Xiaomi.”
Wang noted that this is a logical extension of Xiaomi’s long and fruitful partnership with that this is a logical extension of Xiaomi’s long and fruitful partnership with Google. “Google has been a great partner, and given our strong collaboration, we thought their idea to launch a Xiaomi smartphone on Android One would be a great opportunity to give our users a different user experience.”
With 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, Mi A1 will be available nationwide starting 12 September via Mi.com and Flipkart at 12:00 noon. It will also be available at all Mi Home stores, Mi Preferred Partner stores and Large Format Retail partner stores.
Available in Black, Gold and Rose Gold, Mi A1 has an attractive full-metal body design that measures 7.3mm in thickness. It also comes with a rear fingerprint sensor.
Featuring a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass screen featuring Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Mi A1 also boasts a 10v power amplifier for deeper lows and higher volumes, ensuring it provides an immersive media experience.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor based on the 14nm manufacturing process, as well as a 3080mAh battery.