Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 is now available in Malaysia for RM1099, hands-on pics included


Xiaomi or Mi Malaysia recently announced that the stock Android power Xiaomi Mi A1 will be available in Malaysia for RM1099, starting from today on Initially announced for 14999 rupees (~RM997), the Mi A1 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and 12MP dual rear cameras. The full tech specs, hands-on pics and features list can be seen below:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 14nm FinFET technology (Octa-core 2.0GHz)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage (expandable memory available up to 128GB via microSD)
  • Measures 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm, weighs 175g
  • 5.5-inch FHD display in 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 12MP (wide angle) + 12MP (telephoto lens, 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom) | 5MP front camera
  • Features fingerprint scanner, dual-SIM (3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray), USB Type-C port, Portrait Mode, IR blaster with Mi Remote App
  • Supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • Pure Stock Android (Android 8.0 Oreo coming by end of 2017)
  • 3080mAh battery
  • Available in black, gold, rose gold

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Virtually identical to the Xiaomi Mi 5X, the Mi A1 is Xiaomi's first Android One phone offering a pure stock Android experience minus all the usual bloatware. This should improve performance somewhat but just like the Google Pixel, we expect it to have less customized features. The Mi A1 currently is powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat but since it is an Android One phone, it should get the Android 8.0 Oreo update sooner than most other smartphones, but Xiaomi say we should expect it by the end of 2017.

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Here's the Xiaomi Mi A1

In related news, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 also made an appearance and Mi Malaysia have confirmed that it will be coming to Malaysia soon. No details as to any exact Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet but this is good news for those of you who missed the Mi Mix. Is RM1099 just the right price for the Mi A1? Let us know in our Facebook page and stay tuned to for all the latest tech news and reviews.

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Here's the Mi Mix 2, coming soon to Malaysia!

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