The unlikely partnership between Xiaomi and Google has happened in the form of the Xiaomi Mi A1 phone. For those who didn’t anticipate, this would come as a surprise, while those who did see this coming know that Android One program needs a savior. And, Xiaomi could be that knight in the shining armor.
Why was Xiaomi Mi A1 released under Android One program?
Cuz the Android One ship is sinking and Xiaomi is here to rescue! Known for its impressive hardware and software skills, this Chinese mobile startup could be the only smartphone brand that can save Google’s Android One program.
The first Android One phone came in India in 2014 with a Micromax and Karbonn being one of its early partners. Three days down the line, Android One hasn’t gained a popularity that was expected of it.
In an attempt to kick back its pilot program, Google desperately needed a company that can fuel the popularity of its Android One program. And Xiaomi being one of the most popular online brand in the country and selling a 25 million units in its second home was the perfect candidate with an extensive reach across Asia.
Which is why Mi A1 is a perfect device to sport a seamless stock Android experience along with features like Google Assistant, Google Photos app, and unlimited media storage. When you combine a powerful hardware with a seamless software experience, the force is bound to attract visitors.
If you are wondering about the Xiaomi Mi A1 features, here are the highlights for you:
Xiaomi Mi A1 Specification:
– 5.5-inches Full HD Display
– 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage, expand up to 128GB via microSD
– 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core Processor
– Dual 12 MegaPixel Camera (Wide-angle + Telephoto), 2X Optical Zoom
– 3080 mAh, Fast Charging, Type-C
Who should buy a Xiaomi Mi A1?
Smartphone photographers and camera enthusiasts as optics is the highlighted feature of the Mi A1. Apart from the fact that you get a pure Android experience thanks to the Android One partnership, Mi A1 comes equipped with an unlimited photo storage on Google Photos app. Well, that is a treat for photography enthusiasts.
When and where can I buy a Xiaomi Mi A1?
Xiaomi is really breaking boundaries this time with its Mi A1. On September 12 when Apple iPhone 8 is coming, you would be able to purchase a Xiaomi Mi A1 on Flipkart and Mi.com stores starting 12 noon. While if you are staying near a Mi Home, then, you can grab a Mi A1 there too. Furthermore, Xiaomi has partnered up with retail stores like Croma, eZone, BigC, LOT Mobiles, UniverCell and more to make its handset available to as much as consumers.
What are the special offers on a Xiaomi Mi A1?
If you are an Airtel SIM card user in India, then, you will get up to 200 GB additional 4G data on purchase of a Xiaomi Mi A1. This would mean you won’t have to spend on streaming Netflix, or YouTube for that matter. Furthermore, you could install as much as games on that high-speed 4G internet.
What’s the Verdict on Xiaomi Mi A1?
Do we like what Xiaomi Mi A1 offers? Oh yes, we do, we do Indeed! Xiaomi has done a commendable job in resurrecting the Android One program. And let this phone be a litmus test for the Android One. Cuz if Mi A1 can’t save this ship, then, failure is inevitable for Google’s Android One.
Xiaomi Mi A1 price in India at Rs 14,999 and we must say it is a wise decision. Looking at Xiaomi Mi A1 features that price tag is quite affordable. Will you buy a Xiaomi Mi A1 in India? Let us know in the comments section below.