Xiaomi has launched a new entry into its ‘A Series’ of smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi A1, as it is called, was launched as the global variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5X which was introduced into the Chinese market couple of months back.
The Mi A1 will carry Android 7.1.2 Nougat upon its release but is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. It will also carry pre-installed apps from Xiaomi; Mi Camera, Mi Remote and Mi Store apps. Below is a clearer picture of what the Xiaomi Mi A1 is really all about.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications, Review and Highlights
The Xiaomi Mi A1 expresses itself from a 5.5-inch 2.5D Curved glass display which offers 1080 by 1920 pixels of display resolution and ~403ppi of pixel density. The device screen has Corning Gorilla glass laid on top to offer protection against damages from drops.
The smartphone comes with a metal unibody design with well rounded edges. It measures 155.4 by 75.8 by 7.3mm in dimensions, height, width and thickness respectively also weighing 155g. The Mi A1 will also come with dual pyrolytic graphite sheets which will help diffude and radiate heat quickly.
Storage & Processor
The Mi A1 is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz with Adreno 506 GPU supporting graphical operations. The smartphone carries 4GB of RAM with a 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD via its hybrid sim slot.
The device seeks to impress with a dual rear camera setup that comprises dual 12MP cameras with dual-tone LED flash and several other impressive specs; the primary 12MP camera features a wide-angle lens, 5-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture while its other half features a telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture, also a 5-piece lens. On the front is a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and facial recognition for an even better selfie experience.
Battery & Connectivity
The Xiaomi Mi A1 packs an in-built 3080mAh battery. Connectivity options include; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS.
Software & Hardware
The device will run on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out of the box and is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo once the operating system rolls out . It sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Full Phone Specifications
|Released||September 12th, 2017(Expected)|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM/microSD Slot.|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design|
|Colors||Black, Gold and Rose Gold|
|Display Type||LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~403 ppi pixel density|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass protection|
|Features||2.5D Curved Glass, 450nit brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection|
|12MP camera plus secondary 12MP camera|
|Primary – 1.25μm pixel size, wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture(Primary), 26mm equivalent focal length, 5-piece lens / Secondary – f/2.6 aperure, 1.0μm pixel size, telephoto lens, 50mm equivalent focal length, 5-piece lens.|
|1080p HD Video, 720p slow-mo video|
|Autofocus, PDAF, 2x Optical zoom, Low-light photography enhancements, HDR adjustment, Panorama mode, Continuous shooting mode, Facial recognition function|
|1.12μm pixel size, selfie timer, facial recognition, f/2.0 aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles|
|Android OS, v188.8.131.52 (Nougat), Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|64-bit Snapdragon 625 14nm processor|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-Core|
|GPU||Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz|
|Internal Storage||64GB storage (eMMC 5.0)|
|Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||Reversible USB Type-C|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||No|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU|
|Capacity||3080mAh (typical) /3000mAh|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM, MP4, WAV, MKV, M4V, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.265, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|Dual pyrolytic graphite sheets |
Dedicated 10v amplifier
Availability and Price of Xiaomi Mi A1 in India
The Xiaomi Mi A1 will cost Rs. 14,999 in the Indian market and will be available across online and offline stores starting September 12th by mid-day before launching in other nations. The smartphone comes in Black, Gold and Rose Gold colors. There is also 200GB of bonus data available to Airtel users in the country.