Announcement. Redmi A1 - the cheapest smartphone

Photo Announcement. Redmi A1 - the cheapest smartphone

Xiaomi introduced a number of smartphones in India today, including the budget smartphone Xiaomi Redmi A1. Let's talk about the price right now. ₹6499 (₽4940, $81.1). Questions? No questions. It is difficult to imagine a budget smartphone.

Chipset - quad-core MediaTek Helio A22. If you're lucky, you'll get around 100,000 points in AnTuTu. Only 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of permanent memory (plus there is support for memory cards, of course). Most likely, the smartphone runs on a stripped-down version of Android 12 Go Edition, although this is not directly stated anywhere. But they say that Android is clean here�Yes, without a branded shell on top of it.

Screen, of course, there are not enough stars from the sky. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 6.52 "(103 cm²). The resolution is low, only 720x1600 (269 ppi). There is no increased refresh rate, but there is a sensor polling rate increased to 120 Hz.

With the battery, everything is in perfect order. Standard 5000 mAh. There is no fast charging, only 10 watts.

The cameras are quite simple. The front has a resolution of 5 WE. The rear camera is double. The main one has a resolution of 8 MP. And something helpful. Most likely a traditional depth sensor.

In the section "everything else is bad. Single-band Wi-Fi, ancient Micro-USB. There is neither a fingerprint scanner nor an NFC module. Of the sensors, there is generally one accelerometer. Both the proximity sensor and the light sensor are "virtual". And what did you want for such money?

But the appearance is pretty. Texture "under the skin".

Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi A1:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 60 Hz, sensor polling rate 120 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio A22
2 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 MemoryRAM 2 GB, ROM 32 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, single slot, LPDDR4X MobilePrivate InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5( 850), 8(900) Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, charging 10.00 W Dimensions164.9 x 76.75 x 9.09 mm Weight192 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 8 MP
— ?? MP
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou OSAndroid 12 Go edition SensorsAccelerometer USBMicro v2.0

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