Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a permanent Rs 1,000 price cut, now selling for Rs 13,999

first_imgXiaomi’s debut Android One smartphone, the Mi A1, has received a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000, which means it is now be available for Rs 13,999 on Flipkart and Mi.com. The Mi A1 was launched in India in September at Rs 14,999 and highlights a stock Android OS, metal unibody design and a dual rear camera setup, among other things. Manu Kumar Jain,  Xiaomi India Managing Director, announced the price cut via Twitter, posting, “Great news Mi Fans: announcing a permanent price drop of Rs 1000 on Mi A1! #MiA1: picture perfect flagship dual camera phone. Now available for a perfect price of Rs 13,999!”Interestingly, the price cut comes following the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale that saw a temporary price cut of Rs 2,000 on the Mi A1, making it available for Rs 12,999. The Android One smartphone from Xiaomi has been widely praised for offering a stock Android experience and perhaps the best dual camera performance in its class.Xiaomi is hoping that the new price tag of the Mi A1 will make the device even more appealing for consumers in the market looking for a stock Android experience. At this price, the Mi A1 is in a better position to take on the Moto G5S Plus and the Nokia 6. Notably, the latter two also offer stock Android and all three are expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo update.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 to get Android Oreo soon, here’s how to register for beta testThe Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display and is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot. It bears dual 12-megapixel sensor, one with a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and one with a telephoto lens with an f/2.6 aperture. You also get a 5-megapixel sensor on the front with beautification mode. In our review, we found that the portrait mode offered crisp and detailed bokeh shots with little no blur around the edges. advertisementlast_img read more