Xiaomi Mi A1 to go on sale for the first time today: What you need to know

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Xiaomi launched a new smartphone in India last week. Called the Xiaomi Mi A1, it is the company’s first smartphone in India to feature a dual-camera setup. It is priced at Rs 14,999, and it will be available both online as well as offline starting today. The online sale kicks off today at 12:00PM via mi.com and Flipkart. The Mi A1 will also be available at Mi Homes stores and offline retailers such as Poorvika, Sangeetha, BigC, Lot and My G to name a few. Buyers will be able to choose from two color variants – black and gold.

As a part of the introductory offer, Xiaomi has partnered with Airtel to subscribers with up to 200GB of additional 4G data. On mi.com, you can also grab a textured back cover for the Mi A1, priced at Rs 449. Xiaomi is also offering 10 percent SuperCash if the smartphone is purchased via MobiKwik.

The dual-camera setup is not the only USP of the Mi A1. This is also the first time Xiaomi has partnered Google for the Android One initiative. This means, the new Mi A1 runs on near-stock Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box. Additionally, the company has also announced that it will roll out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update before the end of this year. Talking about the dual-camera setup at the rear, it comes with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens. The setup is somewhat similar to what is on offer on the OnePlus 5 and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.  The Xiaomi Mi A1 shows that many prefer stock Android to custom interfaces such as MIUI 

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 506 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of storage on offer, which can be further expanded using a microSD card.  Xiaomi Mi A1 hands-on and first impressions: Pure and simple 

Other features include a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor at the back, 3,080mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G VoLTE support, 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone also offers high-quality audio backed by DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm and a standalone audio amplifier on board.

हिंदी में भी देखें: शाओमी Mi A1 आज पहली बार फ्लिपकार्ट पर सेल के लिए होगा उपलब्ध

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