Xiaomi, through Smart Link Technologies, its sole distributor in Pakistan, has achieved great success when it comes to converting first-time buyers in to Mi Fans, in just a short span of eight months.
After consistently having proven itself as a strong player in offering high quality devices at affordable prices, Xiaomi has collaborated with Google on the next Android One smartphone, the Mi A1. With this collaboration, it is sure to make big waves in the Pakistani smartphone industry!
Android One phones are Google endorsed devices known for running a simple, self-updating, and secure software. Android One phones are known for providing a pleasingly simple software experience that is accessible, stays ahead of the curve, with up to date security.
Introducing Mi A1 with Xiaomi means Android One gets features such as unmatched battery life, great user experience, a fast Snapdragon processor, and an amazing camera.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Features
The Mi A1 is a low-cost smartphone that offers Google’s stock Android experience with timely updates, and Xiaomi’s design aesthetics and hardware.
Mi A1 will come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor, 4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB storage, flagship dual cameras and a 3,080 mAh battery, in Rose Gold, Black and Gold.
The device will be optimized for Google Assistant for a personalized experience. Google Photos will also be the default gallery for Mi A1 to help users avoid running out of space by providing them with free and unlimited storage of high quality photos and videos.
How is it good news for Mi Fans? This collaboration means they can capture moments through Xiaomi’s stunning dual camera with 2X optical zoom and they can then effortlessly save unlimited photos at high quality with Google Photos.
What’s more are the multiple layers of protection that Google’s stock Android software offers, keeping the phone safe and secure with regular security updates. Mi A1 will come with Google Play Protect: a built-in malware protection software that keeps phones clean, fast and secure.
The most exciting news of all is that Mi A1 users will receive timely upgrades to the latest Android OS, allowing them to gain access to latest innovations on their device.
This means if you buy Mi A1, you will receive an upgrade to Android Oreo before the end of the year, and will also be one of the first ones to receive an upgrade to Android P.
This brainchild of Xiaomi and Google means you can experience the best of both worlds, a state-of-the-art and a high-performing software, with robust hardware and visually aesthetic designs.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 2.0 GHz octa-core
- Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 165g
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 32/64 GB
- Card Slot: yes, expandable by upto 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat, planned upgrade to Oreo
- Display: 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 403ppi
- Back: Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Front: 5 MP
- Battery: 3,080mAh with fast charging
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS, Infrared sensor
- Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro and light sensor
- Price: To be announced (International price: $220)