Xiaomi Mi A1 surfaces on Weibo
Thanks to its affordable handsets that usually provide better specs than their direct competitors, Xiaomi managed to become a popular brand in most markets around the world. In the last quarter, the Chinese brand managed to ship 5.5 million Redmi 4A units, this model becoming the most popular handset during the given time frame, right after the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 devices.
Until now, Xiaomi loaded its handsets with a custom Android skin known as MIUI that some love and others hate. Those who would enjoy a Xiaomi handset with stock Android on board might see this dream coming true in just a few days as Mi A1, the company's first Android One device.
The images that have just been spotted on Weibo reveal an interesting design, and it would not be surprising to see the Mi A1 launch as the most powerful Android One device to date. Some rumors mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and a dual camera setup, as well as a 5.5-inch full HD bezel-less display.
Xiaomi did not confirm its collaboration with Google for the launch of this device, but the rumors about its arrival mention an accurate date that is very close: September 5.