After some speculations Xiaomi announces that they have a new flagship phone with the help of Google
It’s more than official people! Xiaomi announced that Mi A1, its first smartphone with Android One. And according to the tech company this phone is “created by Xiaomi, powered by Google.” Xiaomi launched the phone from New Delhi, India. But, what we should expect from this new smartphone?
Now, we have previously covered this phone, but nothing was certain. Now, Xiaomi confirms that Mi A1 runs on stock Android, in order to offer a high-quality software experience designed by Google. It’s a very stylish phone that combines hardware innovations with Google’s software.
Wang Xiang Xiaomi Senior Vice President said:
“Mi A1 is a strategic device in our global expansion, marking a milestone on our quest to bring innovation to everyone. From the beginning Xiaomi has been all about choice, and we are delighted to offer users a new way to experience the power of Xiaomi.” “Google has been a great partner, and given our strong collaboration, we thought their idea to launch a Xiaomi smartphone on Android One would be a great opportunity to give our users a different user experience. I’m truly excited about what this partnership will bring to our users across the world!”
Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s VP of Business & Operations, Android & Google Play said:
“By taking this next step with Android One, we are excited to be working with partners around the world to bring high quality Android device experiences to more consumers.” “Mi A1 marries excellence in device design with a simple and pure Android experience, the best of Google built in, and a commitment to future software and security updates. We’re thrilled to welcome Xiaomi and the Mi A1 to the Android One family.”
Mi A1 Specs
Mi A1 is available in Black, Gold and Rose Gold, it has an attractive full-metal body design that measures just 7.3mm in thickness. It also has a rear fingerprint sensor. It comes in 5.5-inch display and the screen features Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The new smartphone has a dual camera configuration with wide angle and telephoto lenses used to incredible effect. The two lenses allow Mi A1 to calculate what is in the foreground and what is in the background, creating a depth-of-field effect that typically requires a DSLR lens to achieve. At the front you will find a 5MP camera and a 12MP dual rear camera. Inside the phone you will find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage
According to the company’s blog post Mi A1 will be available in India from September 12 via Mi.com and Mi Home stores. Besides India Xiaomi will release the phone in some markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East, Central and South America. It will cost around $234.