After launching the Mi A1 Special Red Edition smartphone in Indonesia, the company has now launched the same phone in the Indian market as well. With the launch of this Mi A1 Special Edition Red model, the phone is now available in four colour options in India — Red, Black, Gold and Rose Gold.
In India, the Mi A1 Special Edition Red will be available in limited quantities and will be available for purchase from 20th December through online retailer Flipkart and the company’s own store — Mi.com. It has been priced at Rs. 13,999 (approximately $218), same as the standard model. However, the phone will be available for Rs. 12,999 during Xiaomi’s No. 1 Fan promotional sales event on 20th and 21st December.
Apart from the colour of the phone, there is no change in the internals of the smartphone. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. There is also a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection from minor scratches.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable upto 128GB through microSD card.
As of the cameras, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup at back, featuring two 12-megapixel sensors — one featuring a wide-angle lens with a 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture, while the other one sporting a telephoto lens, with f/2.6 aperture. The camera is capable of delivering 2x optical zoom. There is also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a real-time beautification mode.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS and USB Type-C port. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,080mAh battery. Given that it is a part of Android One program, the phone runs on stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box. The device is slated to receive the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update soon.
Xiaomi Mi A1 was initially launched in India in September this year, with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. However, the phone recently received a price cut of Rs. 1,000, bringing down the effective cost of the device to Rs. 13,999.