Xiaomi Mi A1 Leak 'Confirms' A Big Surprise

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All of these reasons make it seem very likely that the September 5 event might be the launchpad for Xiaomi Mi A1, the new Android One phone. Separately, a purported panel of the Mi Mix successor has also been leaked in live images.

While Samsung has been taking all the credits for the designs of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8, it's actually Xiaomi that kicked off all this madness at the end of past year. Since Mi 5X already launched in China past year, this rules out the possibility of the phone being launched in India again in the upcoming event.

The model is expected to have a 6.4 inch display and 2560x1440 pixel resolution.

According to the listing on the websites, we can expect the unreleased smartphone to pack an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz. The internal storage too is a mammoth at 256GB. There are claims that the Mi 7 might have an in-screen fingerprint sensor but the chances for the same appear to be bleak. The front gets a 5MP lens for selfies.

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Just a few days ago we reported that Google is working with Xiaomi on its budget-segment Android One phone. As an Android One phone, it effectively comes under Google's wings, which means it will receive software updates more reliably than Xiaomi's regular MIUI-powered devices. The device benefits from the Qualcomms Quick Charge 4 technology for faster and efficient charging through USB Power Delivery. It also features a signature of Lei Jun.

For all these, you only need to part with Ksh 62,999, down from the usual Ksh 68,999.

Xiaomi's latest is the follow-up to its well-received Mi Mix, which was the first smartphone to feature the minimal bezel look that has become the norm for big releases this year from the likes of LG and Samsung. The phone's raw power will also ensure speedy handling of tasks and no lags even when executing the heaviest of them.

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