After the launch in India, Xiaomi Mi A1 has quickly hit the shelf of Nepali market, all thanks to Vatsal Impex, the authorized distributors of Xiaomi smartphones in Nepal. As expected, the Android One phone has arrived[for pre-orders] before the end of Dashain for the price of Rs. 29,999 in Nepal.
Let’s talk about the specs here; the device sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display protected with an unspecified version of Gorilla Glass. Powering the phone will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset bearing a clock speed of 2.0GHz. The RAM is 4GB, while the internal storage is 64GB which can be expanded via microSD card slot.
Update: The handset is now available in a 32GB variant for Rs. 26,999 in Nepal.
Optics wise, the phone boasts a dual-camera setup. The first set of the 12MP camera consists a normal lens(f/2.2), whilst the remaining one bears a telephoto lens(f/2.6) with 2x optical zoom. There’s also PDAF support and dual-LED flash. For selfies, there’s 5MP camera at the front.
And finally the main highlight of the phone; the software. The Mi A1 comes with a fully stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat with a planned upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo sooner than your other Mi devices. The good news here is that you are set to get the latest and greatest from Google for next two years.
Other noticeable features include a 3080mAh battery with a USB Type-C port to charge it, a fingerprint scanner at the back, and an IR Blaster. Users purchasing the phone are assured to get some perks from Xiaomi, including a free 1-year insurance, sure shot Xiaomi gifts and 2-years of warranty.