Xiaomi is rumored to be working on an Android One smartphone with Google. The smartphone is speculated to be the Xiaomi Mi A1, which is touted to be a more affordable version of the recently launched Mi 5X. Xiaomi is holding an event in India tomorrow for a dual-camera smartphone launch, which is speculated to be the Mi 5X. However, Xiaomi is teasing a completely new series of smartphones hinting at the possible launch of the Mi A1 in India.
Photos of the alleged smartphone were recently spotted on Weibo giving an idea of its design. The Mi A1 has now been spotted on benchmarking website, Geekbench revealing details of the device. According to the listing, the Xiaomi Mi A1 logged single-core score of 852, and a multi-core score of 3,837. On the software front, the Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android 7.1.2. Under the hood of the smartphone, runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.02GHz. Lastly, the smartphone packs 4GB of RAM.
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According to past rumors, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Seeing how it would boast Xiaomi Mi 5X-like specifications, the Mi A1 is speculated to sport a dual-camera setup. This would make the Mi A1 the first Android One smartphone with a dual-camera setup. Google had started its Android One initiative back in 2014 to offer smartphones running stock Android at affordable rates. Android One smartphones are also promised automatic software updates. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: Android Go could be a success where Android One failed
Speaking about the recently leaked images on Weibo, the Mi A1 is seen sporting an all-display and sleek design with very thin bezels on each side. The capacitive menu buttons are seen on the bottom hinting on the fingerprint sensor possibly located at the rear. With only a few reports on the Mi A1, it’s quite too early to judge on the smartphone’s final design and specifications. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 5X with dual cameras likely to launch in India on September 5, will be Flipkart exclusive