First video ad for Xiaomi Mi A1 is out

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It resembles the specifications of the Mi 5X.

Xiaomi Mi A1 is a new smartphone from the company, which is also a Google Android One phone.

However, Google seems to have learnt from its earlier mistake of having it priced very low.

Google does not want us to write an obituary for Android One, yet.

Several Android phones have launched in the interim, and several in the recent past have had mid-range specifications. This is similar to what people have seen in the latest iPhone 7 Plus. One of the cameras has a 12MP 1.25-micron pixel sensor with wide angle lens and f/2.2 aperture.

The phone borrows from Xiaomi's DNA when it comes to the design. There is 64GB of storage provided onboard which can be expanded using a MicroSD card.

Most importantly, the smartphone comes with stock Android and not Xiaomi's MIUI skin. Google promised that it would provide the Android Oreo update to this smartphone soon by the end of this year 2017. The device is a Flipkart exclusive and will be available from September 12 at 12 PM onwards.

A reason why Google has partnered with Xiaomi for the launch of Android One with the Mi A1. At one point, it even looked like Google had pulled the plug on Android One, which the company declined. However, since it's not officially available in the United Kingdom, you'll need to pay a little over the odds to obtain one. On the front, it has a 5 Megapixel of front facing camera with which you can take selfies and can make video calls. It might not be enough to turn Android One around. They aimed to be cheap phones that worked well, but the competition back then - Xiaomi Redmi (Rs 5,999), Moto E (Rs 6,999) and others - drowned it out. Furthermore, the Redmi 5A will run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI 9 on top.

Motorola Moto G5s Plus as seen on its website
Motorola Moto G5s Plus as seen on its websiteMotorola

Three years later, Google has a lot to be thankful for. But this time, we've a Xiaomi device with stock Android.

With the Mi A1, Xiaomi has come out with an Android One based smartphone that does exactly that.

Xiaomi Mi A1 price in India is Rs. 14,999. The device is just 7.8mm thick and comes with unibody design with round edges. This announcement occurred in India yesterday, and Xiaomi has just shared the first ad for this smartphone.

Like we mentioned in our first impressions of the Xiaomi Mi A1, the smartphone holds its ground as a good standalone device, regardless of the Android One affiliation. Will this device change the fortunes of Google's Android One project?

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi yesterday unveiled the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone at a global event in India.

Xiaomi is calling the shots and will act as the catalyst for the Android One program. Other smartphone manufacturers will sit up and take notice and possibly even choose to launch their own Android One smartphones. The temperature can be alarmingly high during the daytime and anyone using the phone's outdoors during the day will face heating issues. It being Xiaomi's first Android One phone, it also promises a pure Android phone experience with regular OS upgrades.

Xiaomi is also going all out with this device. I am not the super frugal type - we all like nice things, no? - but it's hard to ignore the fact that you could buy four Mi A1's for the price of a single Galaxy Note 8.

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