Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone rolls out to countries outside India


The Mi A1 comes with a "carefully curated set of preinstalled apps", namely, Mi Camera, Mi Remote, and Mi Store apps, apart from a Mi Services section within Settings.

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone goes on sale on Flipkart, Mi.com today at 12 noon.

The full-metal body smartphone - Xiaomi Mi A1 will come with several launch offers.

Customers can find the Xiaomi Mi A1 phone in large-format stores like Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, LOT, UniverCell, Croma, Vijay Sales, and E-Zone.

The smartphone flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top.

Xiaomi claims that Mi A1 will be upgraded to Android Oreo by the end of 2017. The Mi A1 will also be made available at offline partner stores across India.

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Overseas markets help Xiaomi gain market share as it became one of top five phone models in 12 markets overseas, including Russian Federation and India. The camera has 2X optical zoom, PDAF, and dual tone LED flash too.

Xiaomi released two colour variants of the Mi A1- matte black and gold, and both the colours are available for purchase in today' sale. The phone also comes with Google Assistant. The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

The Mi MIX 2 is smaller in size than the company's first full-screen display smartphone the Mi MIX, which has a 17:9 aspect ratio screen.

As we have already mentioned earlier, the Mi A1 is an Android One device. Xiaomi says the Mi A1 has a dedicated headphone amplifier with support for up to 600Ohm.

In addition to the standard Mi MIX 2 variant, Xiaomi has also unveiled a Special Edition Mi MIX 2 carved out of a single block of ceramic. The processor of K8 Plus is octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 SoC and in Mi A1 the processor is octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC.

The dual-rear camera of the smartphone consists of a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens for an improved bokeh effect in portrait shots. Xiaomi Mi A1 also has a finger print sensor on back panel while K8 Plus also has a finger print sensor on the rear panel. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera as well. It contains the 4GB of RAM, and the internal storage is about 64GB. The storage can be further expandable by up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card.