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Xiaomi's slick Mi A1 offers a pure Android experience

The A1 is Xiaomi's first Android One phone gives plenty of bang for your buck.

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The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a new low-cost phone that runs pure Android and will be available in 40 markets. It will cost approximately $235, £180 and AU$295 converted.

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The phone runs Android Nougat 7.1.2. 

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The 12-megapixel dual-cameras give you a 2x optical zoom, and is capable of taking portrait-mode shots like the iPhone 7 Plus.

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The camera app is tweaked to let you do 2x optical zoom.

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The A1 uses USB Type-C.

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It's just 7.3mm thick.

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Interestingly, the A1 packs an infra-red blaster.

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The fingerprint sensor is located at the rear.

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