After Xiaomi Mi A1 went out of stock, reports started claiming that the smartphone has been discontinued in India. Contrary to those reports, Xiaomi has announced that it's not going to discontinue the Mi A1. The company has no plans to pull the plug on its first Android One phone.
"Mi A1 is not discontinued in India and it will return for sale soon," a Xiaomi spokesperson was quoted as saying. However, the company did not promises a timeline as to when the smartphone will be back in stock for the sale.
Xiaomi Mi A1 was launch in September last year, and it was the company's first Android One smartphone. The Mi A1 is the same phone that was launched as Mi 6X in China. The rumours also suggest that the company is planning to launch the Mi 6X in China on April 25. Speculations also indicate that Xiaomi will soon launch the Mi 6X in the Indian market as Mi A2 in the upcoming days.
Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 with a full metal unibody design along with a rear mounted biometric scanner. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5 D curved glass display with a resolution of 1080 pixels.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM under the hood. The phone comes with an internal storage of 64GB which can be further expanded to up to 128GB via a hybrid MicroSD card.
On the camera part, Xiaomi Mi A1 features dual 12-MP camera sensor with 2X optical zoom. On the front, the smartphone houses a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
The Mi A1 is backed by a 3,080mAh battery and runs stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box and is now upgradable to Android Oreo. On the connectivity part, the smartphone comes with USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. Also with the hybrid dual-SIM slot. Since its debut, Xiaomi has announced a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000 to sell Mi A1 for Rs 13,999.
However, all eyes are now on the Mi 6X though, since that could be the blueprint for the Mi A2. Rumour has it that the Mi 6X will come with a tweaked design.