Two Android One phones from Xiaomi coming this year including Mi A1 successor

Xiaomi launched the Mi 6X in China some days back. However, not much is known about the Android One version of the Mi 6X, or the Mi A1 successor. A concrete piece of evidence has now been posted online today that confirms the phone’s existence. Not only that, another device alongside the Mi A1 successor has also been confirmed that will likely be a pocket-friendly Android One device.

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The information is extracted from firmware files obtained by XDA and can be considered a legit source of such evidence. The teardown of the files confirmed that two devices – “jasmine_sprout” and “daisy_sprout” are in the works. The “sprout” wording is specifically used for Android One devices. Moreover, the Mi A1 was named “tissot_sprout”.

Xiaomi Mi A1

A number of other clues found in the firmware make it an Android One device. Amongst the one listed by XDA, here are two:

  1. There are no MIUI system applications in the build.
  2. The Android framework, SystemUI, and other system applications are stock Android-based. (Unlike MIUI apps, I was able to fully decompile them with APKTool to see what’s inside.)

Amongst the two, jasmine sprout is the Mi A1 successor. We can say that as it has the same Snapdragon 660 SoC that is on the Mi 6X. It also shares the same camera sensor. While daisy sprout is also an Android One device, it is found to harbour the Snapdragon 625 chip. Industry experts think that this could be a rebranded Redmi S2 which passed TENAA recently.

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Xiaomi has still not spoken a word about the launch of the two handsets, but considering all these developments, we should expect some official word soon. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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