Xiaomi is long-rumored to be collaborating with Google to build an Android One smartphone. Earlier this month, we came across rumors about the company looking at building a variant of the recently launched Mi 5X, which would essentially be a watered down version targeted at first-time smartphone users in emerging markets. Now, if the latest reports are anything to go by, the purported smartphone could be called the Xiaomi Mi A1.
The moniker falls somewhat in line with past reports, suggesting ‘Xiaomi A1′ as the possible name of the Xiaomi Android One smartphone. According to images leaked on Weibo, the smartphone could feature a full screen display, and boast a dual-camera setup.
Based on the images, the smartphone could boast an edge-to-edge display, with extremely narrow bezels on the top and bottom. The fingerprint sensor also appears amiss on the front panel, according to the images. In addition to that, the overall design of the smartphone also appears sleek. ALSO READ: Xiaomi working on an Android One smartphone: Report
Unfortunately, the new rumors do not detail anything more than providing a glimpse into the design of the Xiaomi Mi A1. Past reports indicated the smartphone could feature a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. Going by the rumors, the Xiaomi Mi A1 or Xiaomi A1 could be the first Android One smartphone to boast the latest industry fad of dual-camera setup.
Android One devices are Google’s line of affordable, entry-level smartphones running on stock Android. However, the initiative has not really been able to drive sales so far. At Google I/O 2017, the company announced ‘Android Go’ for India, Brazil, and other emerging markets. It is a version of the Android OS optimized to work on entry-level smartphones, consume less data and also support multiple regional languages. While Android One looked at developing entry-level hardware, Android Go is an attempt to improve the overall experience on affordable smartphones with pre-loaded optimized lite apps like YouTube Go, as well as a lighter variant of the Google Play Store. RELATED: Google I/O 2017: Android Go could be a success where Android One failed
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