Xiaomi Mi A1

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

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One

Display

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.

Design

Xiaomi Mi A1

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.

Camera

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

Xiaomi Mi A1 Design

General

Device Brand Xiaomi
Model Mi A1
Announced September, 2017
Released September 12th, 2017(Expected)
Status Coming

Network

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

Data

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)
4G LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions – 155.4*75.8*7.3mm
Weight – 165g
Build Metal Unibody Design
Colors Black, Gold and Rose Gold

Display

Display Type LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~403 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Features 2.5D Curved Glass, 450nit brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass protection

Camera

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
  • Rear camera: dual-tone LED flash
  • Front camera:
-5MP
1.12μm pixel size, selfie timer, facial recognition, f/2.0 aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles

Software

Android OS, v7.1.28.0 (Nougat), Upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 625 14nm processor
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2GHz
GPU Adreno 506 graphics 650MHz
4GB
Internal Storage 64GB storage (eMMC 5.0)
Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Reversible USB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG) No
GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU
NFC No
Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3080mAh (typical) /3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby n/a
Talk Time n/a

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM, MP4, WAV, MKV, M4V, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.265, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

Dual pyrolytic graphite sheets
Dedicated 10v amplifier
MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

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.

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