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Android One is supposed to be totally stock Android, but since Google's camera app doesn't support a dual-camera setup, the Mi A1 ships with Xiaomi's camera app.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at.

Google launched its first Android One devices - Karbonn Sparkle V (Rs 6,399), Micromax Canvas A1 (6,499), and Spice Dream UNO (6,299) - back in 2014. This smartphone contains the 5.5-inch full HD screen, and it has the screen resolution of about 1080×1920 pixels.

What else new, though? In fact, the device is expected to get Android Oreo update before the year ends.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is available in Black, Gold and Pink color options and is priced at INR14,999 (around USA $234/€196) and should be available all around the world as of September 12. But back to the Mi A1, it's quite hard to perceive why the phone exists and how it will save Android One's sinking boat.

In terms of imaging, there will be a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, whereas at the front it will sport a 5-megapixel shooter. Users will be able to enjoy the experience of a high-end smartphone with the Mi A1's dual-camera setup for a relatively lower price.

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 comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 (around $234 / €200), which means it will have to compete with dozens of devices priced under Rs 15,000, and the most prominent are the Lenovo K8 Note, Moto G5S Plus, and Nokia 6. One of the units come with a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture while another unit comes with a telephoto lens withf/2.6 aperture.

It's been hailed as Xiaomi's first dual-camera phone, which isn't strictly true.

For a while, Xiaomi was tipping that they will launch a new smartphone and now its is official as the Xiaomi's first Android One device known as the Mi A1.

The Mi A1 is equipped with a dual lens camera at the back panel. Under the hood, the device will run a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz which will be paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. But this Xiaomi phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back.

The handset runs on stock Android and runs Android 7.1.2 out-of-the-box. Even the way Google sells the Mi A1 - "Android at its best" and "purest form of Android" - seems a throwback to the Nexus era.

Xiaomi has released this phone in Indian market. There is nothing much to differentiate in between these devices except for the screen to body ratio which is also minute.

Also read: Xiaomi Mi A1 is a Google Android One phone: So what does it offer now? There's also a 10V smart power amplifier, which Xiaomi says improves playback quality and protects the speakers from damage at high volumes. For those who don't know, the specifications and design of Mi A1 are essentially based on Xiaomi's Mi 5X. The sales of the device will kick start from September 12.


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