Android One is an interesting project aimed at providing smartphones with pure Android and updates coming directly from Google in developing countries. Of course, from the Nexus and Pixel series do this, but they are a lot more expensive. So far, Android One smartphones have been available in a few countries. Maybe the first Xiaomi mobile with software coming directly from Google will change this.
The Android One project was launched in 2014 in India. However, Google’s plan did not foresee how the world’s second-largest mobile device market will react to the competition with Xiaomi. Exactly a few months earlier Xiaomi Mi 3 was released, which was the first smartphone of this Chinese giant in India. It is true that the Chinese are targeting at another price segment, but later they also introduced cheaper models. This showed one. People prefer devices with better components than updated software.
Xiaomi A1 is based on Xiaomi Mi 5X and has a clean Android.
Xiaomi Mi 5X was announced a month ago. It has a display of 5.5 inches and Full HD resolution, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and a 3080 mAh battery. This smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, which has 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 cores clocked at 2 GHz. There is also a dual camera with a resolution of 12 MP and a standard 5 MP front shutter. It is quite probably that the only difference between Xiaomi A1 and Mi 5X models will be only software without MIUI UX.