Redmi A1 Budget Smartphone with Helio A22 SoC Launched in India

Redmi aims to provide users with a stock android experience in the low budget segment with the Redmi A1.

  • Redmi has launched a new series in India called the A series.
  • Redmi A1 is the first device from the company in the A series.
  • Redmi A1 is a low budget smartphone with clean software.

Redmi has launched the Redmi A1 in India, the first device in the A series from the company. Earlier, the A series was limited to Xiaomi phones only. The Redmi A1 is an affordable offering from the company and gets powered by a less efficient Mediatek processor. The company attempts to offer a near-stock experience with its new device.

Redmi A1 Key Specifications

Display 6.52-inch TFT LCD Display
Processor Mediatek Helio A22
Storage 32GB
Battery 5,000mAh
Rear Camera 8MP + 2MP 
Front camera 5MP 
Fast Charging Support 10W
Android Android 12


The Redmi A1 marks a refreshing start for Redmi in India at an affordable segment. At a time, when brands are least interested in launching their products in this range, Redmi has taken up this challenge. The device features an Android Go edition based on Android 12 out of the box that is expected to provide a near-stock-like experience to the users. 

Redmi A1: Price in India, Sale Date

Redmi A1 Price Colours
2GB+32GB Rs 6,499 Black, Green, Blue


The Redmi A1 will be available in India from September xx at 12:00 PM via Xiaomi e-store. It will be available in three colours – Blue, Black and Green.

Redmi A1: Full Features

The Redmi A1 sports a 6.52-inch display with a HD+ resolution and standard 60Hz screen refresh rate. It is a TFT LCD screen with a waterdrop notch on the front to house the selfie camera. It features a leather like texture on the back to resist fingerprint marks.

The device is powered by an entry level Mediatek Helio A22 chipset under the hood. The System-on chip (SoC) is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device boots a special edition of Android 12 called the Android Go out of the box. This is commonly used in low budget smartphones.

The handset features a dual rear camera setup led by a 8MP main camera and the secondary being a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 5MP front shooter.

The handset packs a large 5,000mAh battery unit and supports 10W fast charging. The company is providing a charger inside the box. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Bluetooth.