Xiaomi discontinues its first ever Android One smartphone in India

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NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi maker launched its first Android Oreo smartphone — Mi A1 in India last year. Earlier, this year the company also rolled out Android Oreo update for the same. However, now the company has decided to discontinue the smartphone.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is not selling on the company’s website Mi.com or its official selling partner Flipkart. This is the first time that the company has discounted a smartphone within the timespan of seven months.

The end of Xiaomi Mi A1 also hints that the company might soon launch its successor the Mi A2. It is expected that the company might launch the successor of Mi A1 at an event on April 25.

Same as the Xiaomi Mi A1, the Mi A2 is also expected to be an Android One smartphone and expected to run Android Oreo 8.1.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 The Xiaomi Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The display is made sracth resistant with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass on top.

The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded further by adding a microSD card. The smartphone comes with dual rear camera setup with 12MP wide angle lens and another 12MP telephoto lens. As per the company the handset offers improved bokeh effect and 2x optical zoom. The manufacturer has also incorporated various features in the camera such as Beautify 3.0, Portrait Mode, HDR and more. For the selfie lovers, the device offers a 5MP front shooter.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is backed by a 3,080 mAh battery and offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.

In case you still want to purchase the smartphone then you can go to the retail stores and check if any unit is left in stock.

Source – Gadgetsnow.com

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