Xiaomi Mi A1 is no longer available in India. It is also showing ‘Out of Stock’ in Mi.com and Flipkart websites. The Mi A1 was the first pure stock Android smartphone featured on ‘Android One’ brand. The updated firmware with the latest security patch enhanced the user experience through the last year. This device is running on Android 8 Oreo stable version and will also get Android P update, as promised by Xiaomi. The Xiaomi was also done a very good job in terms of the device specifications and camera quality.
This mid-range budget category smartphone is one of the remarkable inventions by Xoami for Indian customers. Now the device is discontinued for sale in India and there is no ‘pre-order’ or ‘notify me’ option as well. Recently, Xiaomi says that they will continue the Mi A1 device very soon. Though Xiaomi will launch Mi 6X in China this month, which will be the successor of the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone. This new smartphone will also be launched in India within few months. But the Indian version of Mi 6X will be named as Mi A2 most probably. There will be some minor changes will be made for Indian variant.
The Xiaomi Mi 6X expected to launch on 25th April in China and will have the dual rear camera like Mi A1. But this time the company decided to place dual rear cameras vertically. The Mi A1 was launched last year in September 2017 with a price tag of Rs.14,999 only. The device was debuted with Android 7.1.2 Nougat that time and now running on Android 8 Oreo stable ROM. From December last year, the price was cut to Rs.13,999 only.
Specifications and Features
The Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, the device was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core 625 Soc along with 4GB of RAM. The device has a 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The Snapdragon 625 processor is based on 14nm FinFET technology coupled with Adreno 506 GPU.
The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup of 12+12MP sensors. One sensor uses a wide-angle lens with a f/2.2 aperture and the other sensor features a telephoto lens with a f/2.6 aperture. The dual camera supports up to 2X optical zoom. The front has a 5MP single camera with an image sensor and beautification mode. Both the rear and a front camera captures a good detail of the image and can take portrait shots as well.
Xiaomi Mi A1 has a hybrid dual-SIM support with 4G VOLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, A-GPS, USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The device comes with a non-removable 3,080 mAh battery which can support fast charging after the update of Android Oreo. This battery can last for a whole day or more on a single charge and it can be power efficient too due to Snapdragon 625 chip.
Mi 6X or Mi A2 Specifications and Features
The successor of Xiaomi Mi A1, the Mi A2 or Mi 6X, is rumored to launch this month in China. This will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Soc along with 4GB RAM/32GB storage, 6GB RAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. The device will come with a 5.99-inch full HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It is an 18:9 aspect ratio display protected with 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. It will have a dual rear vertical camera at the back with a dedicated fingerprint scanner. The body structure and design look quite identical to the previous generation Mi A1 smartphone.
The Mi 6X will have a dual 12MP and a 20MP rear camera with LED flash. The front camera features a single 20MP camera for selfie lovers with portrait and beautification mode as well. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 out of the box pack and comes with a 2,910 mAh battery. All the other specs and features will be the same.