Xiaomi in 2017 launched its first ever Android One smartphone in India, the Mi A1. A report has surfaced suggesting that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has discontinued the phone in India. The Xiaomi Mi A1 was a re-branded version of the company’s Mi 5X which was being sold in China. The discontinuation of the device hints at the company launching its successor, and it helps to know the fact that the company has an event scheduled on April 25 where it might launch the Mi A2.
According to a report by 91Mobiles, the company has discontinued the A1 to pave a way for its replacement. They claim that Xiaomi has halted the supplies of the device citing Xiaomi partners in New Delhi. Also citing the same partners, it has also been said that the last billing of the device was done months ago. Also when you when you see the Xiaomi website, the smartphone seems to be perpetually out of stock, thus strengthening the report.
Xiaomi has already sent out media invites for an event happening in China on April 25. It is expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 6X there, which when comes to India will become the second Android One device from the company.
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to sport a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels with a full-screen display. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. According to a previous report it will launch in three storage variants – 4GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage, 6GB RAM with 64/128GB of internal storage. It is also expected to sport a dual camera setup on the back similar to the one found on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro.