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Redmi A1: Xiaomi’s Most Affordable 2022 Smartphone

Xiaomi today announced its Redmi A1, a new entry-level smartphone with a stylish design and versatile features, is now available in South Africa. The device aims to provide an excellent user experience at a price under R2,000. 

With a large 6.52” HD+ display at 1600×720 resolution, the Redmi A1 offers an immersive experience when watching videos or gaming. For extended viewing, the device offers Dark theme and Night Light mode, which help prevent eye strain. 

Redmi A1 is equipped with an 8MP main camera paired with an auxiliary lens¹ to enable portrait shots, and a 5MP front camera. Both cameras are loaded with versatile modes including portrait, short video and time-lapse, offering users diverse shooting options. The smartphone is also packed with a large 5,000mAh battery and 10W charging, effortlessly lasting through daily use.

In terms of performance, Redmi A1 is powered by MediaTek Helio A22, which ensures enough performance to run apps, supports the high-resolution display, and is power efficient. Additionally, it also supports expandable storage of up to 512GB, which frees up space on-device for additional data storage.

While Redmi A1 has an impressive hardware price-to-performance ratio, it also has a notable design. Inheriting the family design from the Redmi Note Series, Redmi A1 comes in Black, and Light Blue, both with a stylish flat-frame design. Accentuated by a clean, minimalistic curved back, its leather-like texture resists fingerprint smudges and marks.

Redmi A1 is offered with the following storage configuration: 2GB+32GB. Available at a recommended retail price of R1,999. Redmi A1 is available through official Xiaomi approved sales channels, including Ackermans, Checkers Hyper, Edgars, Hi-Fi Corp,

Incredible Connection, JET, Makro, Mobile in Africa, Mr Price, MTN, PEP, Takealot, Vodacom, and Woolworths.


¹ Auxiliary lens refers to QVGA lens with an active pixel array of 248 x 328.

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