Xiaomi has already started sale of Mi A1 to Europe starting from October 5th. As we know Mi A1 is the joint venture of Google and Xiaomi under Android one umbrella that was kicked off with its presence from India last month. The device is due to be launched in Pakistan later this month. However, European customers can have their own Mi A1 right now.
If you want a pure Android phone that doesn’t cost as much as a Pixel 2, go for Mi A1. The phone is perfect for those who like Xiaomi’s value for money hardware but have objections to MIUI. The Mi A1 features a Snapdragon 625 chipset, built on the 14 nm process, coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The LCD measures 5.5″ and sports Full HD resolution.
At the back the phone has dual cameras, similar to the flagship Mi 6 setup with a dual-tone LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is also there, but on the lower side, we see an “Android One” label, placing the phone in the portfolio of Google’s affordable devices for developing markets. Under the hood is a 3,080 mAh battery, charged through USB-C.
The stock Android means Xiaomi is launching the device without MIUI 9, but the Chinese manufacturer is keeping the MIUI camera app. The phone also arrives with promises that the OS will be updated to Oreo by the end of the year. The Mi A1 will be one of the first phones to get the Android P sometime next year.
Xiaomi Mi A1 in Europe
|Country||Release Date||Price Tag|
|Poland||October 5th||PLN 1,300 (€300)|
|Hungary||October 9th||HUF 75,000 (€240)|
|Russia||October 9th||RUB 19,000 (€280)|
|Bulgaria||October 12th||BGN 550 (€280)|
|Czech Republic||October 19th||CZK 6,700 (€260)|