Xiaomi has very interesting strategy. They want to get customers who are dreaming of a cheap smartphone with always updated Android operating system, and they add to that also flagship camera. This unusual combination will be provided by Xiaomi Mi A1, which is the first Android One smartphone from this Chinese electronics giant. The best part about this is that the Xiaomi Mi A1 with clean Android will be officially available in India.
The goal of Android One project is distribution of smartphones with up-to-date software from Google in developing countries. That is, people who can not afford the Pixel flagship are not doomed to lack of updates and devices with bloatware. This is why Xiaomi Mi A1 will be released in countries such as Mexico, Ukraine, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Yemen, Uruguay etc. However, this smartphone will also be available in the Czech Republic, so it is hard to guess what Xiaomi was up to when choosing the country.
The biggest advantage of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the dual camera with a resolution of 12 MP.
The Chinese even claim that this camera is similar to one used in iPhone 7 Plus. Is it even possible that a budget mobile from China could have a camera similar to that used in last year flagship from Apple? Both camera systems use the same principle of taking photos using two lenses. The number of megapixels also agrees, but the similarities end there. However, the Xiaomi Mi A1 camera is all very well-known, because the same model was used in the Xiaomi Mi 6. So the Mi A1 has a flagship camera, but from China.
Although the ability to take good-looking photos is the most important feature of a smartphone for many users, but you can not forget about other components. The screen has a standard size of 5.5 ” and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The heart of the smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with eight Cotex-A53 2 GHz cores and an Adreno 506 graphics card. We also have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory that can be expanded with a microSD card. It is inserted into the slot for the second SIM card. The LTE modem should be Category 13, which is capable of aggregating up to 2 bands, which translates into a maximum data rate of 300 Mbps.
The world premiere of the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi will take place on October 12 in India. Its price will be Rs. 14 999.