Yogesh Brar has provided a wealth of information about the Redmi A1, a brand-new product line from Xiaomi. The MediaTek Helio A22, which we have already tested in low-cost smartphones like the Nokia 2.3 and the Huawei Y5 2019, is rumoured to be included in the Redmi A1, which is expected to launch tomorrow alongside the Redmi 11. As expected, Xiaomi would only add 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash storage to the Redmi A1, confirming that the phone is strictly a low-cost model.
Xiaomi’s upcoming budget smartphone, the Redmi A1, is rumoured to run Android 12. Even more affordable than devices like the Redmi 10C is the Redmi A1. Even more affordable than devices like the Redmi 10C is the Redmi A1. About Xiaomi’s forthcoming entry-level smartphone, the Redmi A1, many details have leaked. Surprisingly, like Xiaomi’s temporary adoption of Android One, the Redmi A1 does not rely on MIUI. The Redmi A1 will instead run Android 12 (Go edition), highlighting its qualifications as a low-cost smartphone.
Likewise, Brar claims that the Redmi A1 will run Android 12 (Go edition), not MIUI. Incidentally, the last Xiaomi smartphone that launched without MIUI was the Mi A3, which recently received its final software update. Additionally, the Redmi A1 is alleged to have a 6.5-inch IPS display running at 60 Hz with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 10 W fast charging. Moreover, Brar expects Xiaomi to include 8 MP primary, 2 MP auxiliary and 5 MP front-facing cameras.
Separately, @Unlockandfree has shared what they claim is a hands-on photo with the Redmi A1, underlining the device’s specifications. An apparent marketing image has surfaced too, in which the back of the Redmi A1 is shown in three colours. Presumably a plastic back, it is unusual for an entry-level smartphone to mimic Xiaomi’s older flagship camera layout, such as the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro. Pricing has not leaked yet, although Brar believes that the Redmi A1 will cost less than INR 10,000 (~US$125).