Xiaomi’s first-ever Android One smartphone Mi A1 gets a price cut

Xiaomi launched its first-ever Android One smartphone, the Mi A1, in September this year in India. The company launched the handset at Rs 14,999. But now, the company has slashed the price of the smartphone by Rs 1,000, making new price cost of the device at Rs 13,999.
The company’s global vice president and India managing director, Manu Kumar Jain announced the price cut on micro-blogging website Twitter. Interested users can buy the device from Mi.com and Flipkart websites.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Price cut announcement comes just few days after the announcement of the smartphone’s Rose Gold colour variant in the country. It was already available in Black and Gold colour versions.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat and comes with pure Android UI onboard. The company is already testing Android 8.0 Oreo for the smartphone. Running Android One on the Mi A1 is likely to receive quick OS updates, bug fixes and a clean interface. Xiaomi says the device is also get Android P.
Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, the Xiaomi Mi A1 features a full metal body with rounded edges. Under the hood, there is a mid-range octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, clubbed with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU.
The smartphone comes with 64GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.
The dual-rear camera of the smartphone consists of a 12MP wide angle and a 12MP telephoto lens for an improved bokeh effect in portrait shots. The telephoto lens enabled 2x optical zoom. This pairs with Mi A1’s 10x digital zoom. Some of the camera features users will get include Beautify 3.0, Portrait Mode, HDR and more. At the front, the smartphone has a 5MP camera.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 supports 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, hybrid SIM card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS and Bluetooth. It is backed by a 3080mAh battery and has a fingerprint sensor at the back.
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