Xiaomi has accustomed us to its traditional MIUI overlay. But with the Mi A1, the Chinese brand will try a new experience, since the smartphone will be the first to develop Android One.
Android pure and hard
The Mi A1 has just been presented in India. It is a smartphone dedicated to the international market equipped with Android One. As a reminder, Android One is a pure version of the Google OS directly managed by the latter. Thus, the user will not have the Xiaomi interface (MIUI) and will be able to take advantage of all Google applications (including the Play Store).
It is therefore an “Androidonized” version of the Mi 5X, presented a few weeks ago. So we always find the 5.5 inch screen in full HD, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of memory and the dual 12-megapixel sensor. A smartphone that really convinced us a few weeks ago when we took it in hand in its Chinese version. Xiaomi offers here a terminal with the data sheet very correct for its price (a little less than 200 euros).
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The real interest of Mi A1 is software. Android One being directly managed by Google, the user can expect rapid updates from his terminal. The Mi A1 thus signs the first incursion of Xiaomi in this field.
It will be available on September 12 in 37 countries. France is not concerned, only the eastern countries will see the smartphone arrive in Europe (Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine).
Xiaomi said it would sell 15,000 rupees, a little under 200 euros.