Xiaomi’s first phone running stock Android looks impressive and costs less than $250

Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone will launch the day before the next iPhone, but Chinese firm has offered another new arrival before that date — and it marks a departure from the usual. That’s because Xiaomi has unveiled its first device running Google’s Android One software, and it’s called the Mi A1.

The device was launched at a press event in India today and it is the first to go to market with the revamped Android One software, the program designed to bring a high-end experience to affordable smartphones. It’s also the first device to go on sale without running Xiaomi’s own MIUI software.

That should already be enough to get your attention… and then there’s the price.

The Mi A1 is priced around the $230 mark and a wide global release is planned. Xiaomi said…

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