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Xiaomi and Google Partner for a High-End Android One Smartphone

Xiaomi and Google have announced a new smartphone running the latter’s Android One operating system which aims to provide a clean and safe Android experience in other regions around the globe. Called the Mi A1, the device has what we’d call mid-range specs here in the States, but is relatively high-end for a device running the lightweight OS.

For reference, here’s a complete rundown of the Mi A1’s specs.

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage w/ microUSB expandability
  • Dual 12MP cameras (one wide-angle, one telephoto for bokeh shots)
  • 3080mAh battery
  • USB-C port
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Dual SIM slots

Clearly, this spec list is pretty impressive for an Android One device. And it should offer a pretty great experience since it’s using a lightweight version of Android that’s clean and only packs some Mi-branded applications from Xiaomi. Google is basically totallly in control when it comes to Android One device, and if the Pixels tell you anything, it’s taht Google knows what they’re doing.

More than 40 markets will get the Mi A1 when it launches, including¬†India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Hungary, Russia, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, and more. It’ll cost 14,999 rupees (roughly $235) which really isn’t bad for a phone with 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 625, and 64GB of storage, not to mention the dual cameras and clean software.

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Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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