Official: Xiaomi is Launching Mi A1 in Pakistan

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.

Timely Upgrades

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
  • Memory:
    • 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
  • Camera:
    • 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)


  • Smart Link will launch it with hefty price tag, don’t get surprised if they set it for Rs 30K plus citing taxes and duties.

  • Nah, i will never go for chinese brands, even though they are collaborating with Google. Though stock amroid is a superior software experience, i am not so sure about the Hardware of these chinese Brands.
    I will wait for Motorola G5s Plus or Moto X4, both have stock android experience with some useful gestures, that make them superior in term of quality and user experience as compare to any other copycat chinese brands.

  • The price has to be under PKR 25k. With its price on Flipkart (Indian Site) as INR 15k, and Aliexpress as USD 220, and keeping in mind that Xiaomi officially sells its products in Pakistan, the price must not be more than PKR 25k. Google has always marketed AndroidOne as a budget phone. Xiaomi too, is known for mid range phones. If the price is more than 25k, then this phone will not be success in Pakistan.
    So it would be a huge surprise if the price exceeds PKR 25,000.


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