Xiaomi Mi A1 gets MIUI firmware update (Download Link)


Now that the China version has launched, the only question remaining is: Will we get a global version running stock Android to succeed the Mi A1?

The Mi 6X has gone official in China as it was expected. It also features PDAF and dual-tone LED flash.

Additionally, a 3010mAh battery also supports Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 standard, pumping the phone half full of juice in just half an hour.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz. For instance, it is available in 6GB RAM with 128GB storage option as well.

Mi 6X comes with Hybrid Dual SIM slots. The display on the front is the same as on the Redmi Note 5 Pro - 5.99” LCD with Full HD+ resolution.

The camera setup is impressive. The Mi 5X/Mi A1 had 12MP + 12MP rear cameras, with a primary wide-angle camera and a secondary camera with a telephoto lens. Unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro that has plastic on top and bottom, the Mi 6X has a unibody metal design.

At this price point, the Mi A1 is nearly a no-brainer purchase, especially if you're looking for a stock Android smartphone. Featuring a dual-camera setup, Mi A1 has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. It's used for achieving better low-light photos, and is also used for Xiaomi's implementation of portrait mode. It also has 20 megapixels front camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, soft LED flash and AI beautification. Both 20MP cameras offer pixel-binning tech of sorts, essentially combining four pixels into a two micron pixel. It has intelligent scent detection that can detect 206 different scenes and AI for ideal camera settings. The AI supposedly learns over time to achieve better detail as well. Unfortunately, however, the Xiaomi Mi 6X does not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. NFC is also missing. The Mi 6X, likewise, may end up becoming the Mi A2 for all we know.

The Xiaomi Mi 6X has Face Unlock support. Do note that its larger sibling, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will not be available for this sale. Unlike the new Mi 6X which has been launched in China with the company's MIUI ROM, the Mi A2 is likely to launch with stock Android in India.

The Mi 6X comes in a whopping five color options - Cherry Powder, Red Flame, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black Stone.

Most of the Snapdragon 660 smartphones available in the market are priced around 3,000 Yuan (~$475) but the highest configuration 128 GB Xiaomi Mi 6X variant that has 6 GB of RAM carries a price tag of 1,999 Yuan (~$316) only.

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