Xiaomi is going to introduce a new phone in India on Tuesday, September 5. There’s not a lot of information to go by right now, but according to teasers, we know that the phone will offer “flagship dual camera.” Initial rumors hinted that the phone would be the Mi 5X, but Xiaomi announced in a new teaser that the phone would be from a new series, making matters much more interesting.
The phone will most likely be the Xiaomi Mi A1, which could be its first Android One device. We first caught wind of the device at Indonesia’s telecom certification authority, where it was revealed that the Mi A1 was running stock Android with software provided directly from Google. That’s a big change for Xiaomi, as the manufacturer has aggressively focused on its own MIUI skin until now.
We will know more about the Mi A1 at next week’s event, but in the meantime the phone has passed through Geekbench, revealing its specs. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 625 with eight 2.02Ghz cores and it will come with 4GB of RAM. The phone will run Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Also, the single and multi-core scores of 852 and 3837 are in line for a device running the Snapdragon 625.
If other rumors are to be believed, the phone will be based on the Mi 5X, so that means the same camera configuration as the Mi 6. That means a 12MP camera with OIS along with a secondary 12MP camera for 2x lossless zoom. The Mi 5X also has a 5.5-inch Full HD display 3080mAh battery, and 64GB of storage. Xiaomi announced it sold 25 million phones in India over the last three years, and it will be looking to continue that with the Mi A1.
The Mi A1 is certainly going to be a very interesting device, and we will know more about the phone next week.
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