Xiaomi Redmi A1 Plus leaks as a cheap entry-level smartphone with an upgrade over the regular Redmi A1
Xiaomi has not released the Redmi A1 in Europe yet, although the company is expected to reveal the device soon for approximately €99. Still, a new report from Appuals claims that Xiaomi is already working on a Redmi A1 Plus, also known as the Redmi A1+. Citing @Sudhanshu1414, Appauls claims that the Redmi A1 Plus will hardly differ from the current Redmi A1.
Specifically, the Redmi A1 Plus has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor; the Redmi A1 lacks biometric authentication of any kind. It seems that Xiaomi plans to release the Redmi A1 Plus in the same three colour options as the Redmi A1 though, which could be a tad confusing. Additionally, the Redmi A1 Plus adopts its sibling's design, with a waterdrop notch and a camera housing reminiscent of past Xiaomi flagship smartphones.
Likewise, the Redmi A1 Plus has a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage. Also, the Redmi A1 Plus has a 6.52-inch display with a 1,600 x 720-pixel native resolution and a 400-nit peak brightness. Sadly, the device's 5,000 mAh battery remains wedded to a micro USB port, not USB Type-C. A release date is unknown at this stage, as is pricing. However, we imagine that Xiaomi will charge more for the Redmi A1 Plus than the Redmi A1, despite their overwhelming similarities.