Xiaomi Mi A1 S$349 Dual Lens Camera Smartphone in Singapore

Everything you need to know about the new S$349 Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone with dual lens camera. Powered by Google Android One. Available in Singapore from mid-October.

Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone with dual lens camera

Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone with dual lens camera

When is the Release Date?

  • Released 12 September 2017 in India
  • Same launch date as the Apple iPhone 8
  • Available in Singapore from 14 October 2017

Which countries will it be available?

  • Launched in 40 regions around the world
  • Including India, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, and Taiwan
  • Across Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas

What is the Price?

  • Retail price in Singapore is S$349 as at 5 October 2017
  • Available online in Singapore from Qoo10
  • Not seen on Amazon US yet

What are the specifications?

  • It’s a Google Android One phone
  • Does not run Xiaomi MIUI (User Interface)
  • It runs all Google’s apps
  • Come with Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Users of the new Mi A1 will receive an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo before the end of the 2017 and next year they will also be one of the first to receive an upgrade to Android P


  • 7.5mm thin
  • Metal body
  • comes in 3 colours. Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Rose Gold will not be available in Singapore until further notice.


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor


  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM
  • microSD support (up to 128GB, get this for video recording)


  • Dual camera with 2X optical zoom
  • Two rear 12MP camera (26mm, f/2.2; 50mm, f/2.6. One is a wide-angle lens and the second is a telephoto lens)
  • One 5MP selfie camera
  • Two-tone flash

Video Camera

  • 4K / 1080p / 720p video, 30 fps
  • 720p slow-mo video, 120 fps


  • Fingerprint Sensor


  • 3,080 mAH battery


  • 5.5-inch / 13.5cm
  • Full HD / 1920×1080 pixels


  • Dual SIM support

Photography Features

  • Blurred background, focused foreground
  • 2x optical zoom
  • 10x digital zoom
  • Beautify 3.0
  • Sharp images, even in dim light
  • Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Free unlimited storage on Google Photos

Fun Facts

  • The A1 is actually known as the Xiaomi Redmi 5X in China

What is Android One?

  • A Google initiative.
  • Launched in India back on 15 September 2014,
  • The goal was to get the next billion people online by providing them with high quality, affordable phones.
  • Simple software experience, always updated, with better battery life, usability, and security.
  • The plan is to offer pure Android on low-cost phones that was meant for developing nations.

What do I think about the Xiaomi Mi A1?


  • Finally, an Android phone with purely Android OS and UI, except for the camera app
  • Dual lens camera
  • Full HD Display 1920×1080 pixels


  • To be determined when I get my hands on it


Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android One

Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android One

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PS: Coming next… Xiaomi Mi A1 Review

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I am Adrian Lee from Sunny Singapore. My passions are in technology and travel. In this personal blog, I journal my experience. Enjoy!

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