The company is smart enough to clarify that while the technology that comes equipped in Mi A1 is "created by Xiaomi", Google is the one "powering it". He also advocated fixes to Android's fragmentation, where most phones with Google's software run older, less secure versions of the operating system. Xiaomi says the phone will also be made available with its offline partners across India, so you should find this phone in offline stores too. The device, priced at Rs 14,999, has been pitched against handsets like One Plus 5 and soon-to-be-launched Apple iPhone 8.
Android One, if you had forgotten (and we don't blame you if you did), is Google's ambitious project for offering a clean bloat-free interface and regular updates to the masses. The Xiaomi Mi A1 seems like the right platform for Android One's comeback.
There's still an audience, and a sizeable one that would still take Android Nougat over Marshmallow and it would want it as quickly as possible. "The software and the OS that is used in a phone vastly changes the user experience and hence here, we are more excited to give our users their first chance to use stock Android on a Mi phone", Donovan told Gizmodo India. There was so much competition and hardware innovation takes time, so the companies opted for the seemingly lazier route - custom UI. The other camera has a telephoto lens with 1-micron pixel and f/2.6 aperture.
This is what, I believe, will drive Android One's potential triumph in the coming year.
The call quality was good even in areas where signal was weak. It is also capable of recording 2160p videos at 30fps and is supported 8MP selfie camera with LED flash. A solid, all-round phone that is a pleasure to use is what was needed.
Xiaomi Mi A1 review: Offers the 'power' of Android One
The handset has a dual rear camera setup 12MP rear cameras and a 5MP front-facing shooter. In fact, the Xiaomi Mi A1 has some really powerful internals that even match the most premium of devices out there. The Cool play 6 will sport Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon Octa-core processor coupled with 6GB RAM and Adreno 510 GPU.
The absence of bloatware reduces the load on the hardware, delivering a buttery smooth experience. To keep the smartphone running for a whole day it comes with a 3080mAh battery with a 380v charger included. It is more than enough for most tasks. Instead, it comes with unlimited high-quality photos that are standard across Android devices.
The phone has a 5.5 full HD display and is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. It puts it at par with rivals such as Moto G5s Plus and LG Q6, which also come with the same screen size and resolution. The display is vivid and offers rich colours. It has a more edge-to-edge screen, which also offers a more immersive 18:9 aspect ratio.
Color options include black, rose gold, gold, white, blue, red, pink, gray, and silver. Here's your first look at the smartphone.
The Lenovo K8 Plus has been launched at Rs 10,999, and will be available starting tomorrow, that is September 7 at 12PM, exclusively on Flipkart. Nearly all the Xiaomi devices have been successful in the Indian market, apart from the Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 4.