Xiaomi Mi A1 has been officially announced and it is the first phone by the company to sport the Android One operating system. In case you do not know, it is a stock version of Android made by Google to provide cheap phones which are always updated like Nexus and Pixel devices, with a light and bloat-free software. Until now, every Xiaomi phone has always been released with the MIUI user interface and the Chinese giant has never released a device with a stock Android version.
This device will be launched on the market of 37 countries and it will be available to purchase starting from October. In India it will cost less than 200 euros, which is a great price for a phone with its specs. In case you did not understand it from the image, Xiaomi Mi A1 is a variant of the Xiaomi Mi 5X announced on July 26 together with MIUI 9. The only difference between these two devices is the software installed: while Mi 5X has MIUI 9, Mi A1 has Android One. The rest of the specs is exactly the same, it is a device focused on design and camera which is sold at a great quality price ratio.
Xiaomi Mi A1 has a full metal unibody design with antenna bands positioned on the borders: it is similar to Oppo R11 and Vivo X9s, and indeed it has been launched to compete with these phones in China. The display has a size of 5.5 inches and it shows images at a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Under the hood, there is an octa core Snapdragon 625 SoC by Qualcomm, running at a max frequency of 2 GHz. The SoC is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. On the rear side there is a 12 MP dual camera, while the battery has a capacity of 3080 mAh.