Xiaomi Mi A1, the first Android One smartphone by the Chinese firm, has received a permanent price drop of Rs. 1,000 in India and is now available at a price tag of Rs. 13,999. The smartphone was launched in the country back in September at a price of Rs. 14,999. The announcement about the Purchase Price cut was made by Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain on Sunday via his Twitter account. “Good news Mi Fans: announcing a permanent price drop of Rs. 1,000 on Mi A1! [sic]” Jain tweeted.

The new Xiaomi Mi A1 price is applicable to purchases through Mi.com and Flipkart. At the time of filing this narrative, Flipkart has recorded that the Mi A1 in Gold and Black colour options, while its Rose Gold colour variant is not offered. The smartphone is currently not in stock on mi.com.

The cost fall makes the competition tougher for versions like Moto G5S Plus, Nokia 6, and also the most recently established Honor 7X that all sit against Xiaomi’s Android One smartphone.

Clients purchasing the Xiaomi Mi A1 via Flipkart can avail an additional five percent discount utilizing Axis Bank Buzz credit card. The internet marketplace is also offering no-cost EMI option to buy the smartphone with yearly installment as Rs. 1,556. Also, there’s buyback warranty at Rs. 99 to provide customers a guaranteed significance on exchanging the smartphone for a new purchase on Flipkart in a subsequent date.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (review) includes a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. There’s a dual camera setup using two 12-megapixel picture sensors – one in 1.25-micron pixel size and using a wide-angle, f/2.2 aperture lens and the other one in 1-micron pixel dimensions and having an f/2.6 aperture telephoto lens. The camera setup offers 2x optical zoom and features like a Portrait Mode. Also, a 5-megapixel camera detector is available on the front with a real-time beautification mode.

Xiaomi has provided stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat on the Mi A1, and the smartphone lately got an update with the November safety patch.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 includes 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. In any case, it packs a 3080mAh battery and has sound enhancements such as a 10V smart power amplifier, DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm, and support for high impedance headphones.

Earlier this month, Flipkart hosted its Large Shopping Days sale below which the Xiaomi Mi A1 was available at Rs. 12,999. The e-commerce site was even offering an additional discount of Rs. 1,600 on buying the smartphone with an SBI credit card.

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