Xiaomi comes to Western Europe for the first time with the Mi A1 and Mi Mix 2; U.S. market soon?

For those in the U.S. who have been waiting for Xiaomi to start selling its smartphones in the states (as opposed to selling power banks and other accessories), the company is getting a little closer. Today, Xiaomi announced that two handsets are coming to Spain where they will go on sale later this month. The two models include the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, and both models were unveiled at an event held in Madrid.

The Mi A1 will be priced in Spain at €229, which converts to $265 USD at current exchange rates. The Mi Mix 2, with its edge-to-edge screen, will be priced at €499. That works out to $577 USD. Both phones will be available online and at two new physical Xiaomi stores that will open in Madrid. Pre-orders start tomorrow, with Xiaomi and selected retail partners launching the pair on November 11th. Other retailers will have the two phones up for sale on November 22nd.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch LCD display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The phone is packing the Snapdragon 625 SoC and features 4GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, and a 256GB capacity microSD slot. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 12MP and 5MP respectively, and the model is powered by a 3080mAh battery. Android Nougat is on board.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is the sequel to the Mi Mix and features an edge-to-edge 6-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 2160 resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The model is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset and comes with 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage with 6GB of RAM. A Special Edition model carries 8GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage, but it is not known whether it will be available in Spain. A 12MP camera adorns the back and a 5MP camera handles selfies and video chats. With a 3400mAh battery keeping the lights on, Android Nougat is pre-installed.


Besides the two phones, Xiaomi will be offering some of its other products in the country including the Mi Electric Scooter, the Mi Band 2 and the Mi Action Camera 4K.

source: TheVerge

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Mi A1
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3080 mAh
Mi MIX 2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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10 Comments

1. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

No way soon. Our carriers are seriously pushing Xiaomi away from entering the market and they need many patents regarding US connection woes standing infront of them. Carriers control the US market. Except Apple and Samsung.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I guess you've never heard of T-Mobile before? They've upset the market because they've introduced the European model into the US market. It's nothing earth shattering but it's forced the evil duo of Verizon and AT&T to change drastically in the last 4 years and it will continue. That's the opening companies like Xiaomi need. Screw the carriers and bravo T-Mobile.

2. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

They will succeed. They offer great quality compared to the price they ask for, I've been a user.

3. LiveFaith

Posts: 493; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Beautiful device. Would definitely consider.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Front camera on the bottom bezel? Hmmm...

6. Zoenphlux

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 05, 2011

I am not sure why more haven't moved the camera to the bottom to clean up the top. It's not a terrible idea when you consider how far back you need to hold it for normal use anyway. it's just a slight tilt of the head. I think it's a great fix to a problem that doesn't need to exist. All this bezeless stuff makes the phones more difficult to use and produce. They need to innovate other things like how to fit a 3.5mm jack onto a phone, not remove all the places they need to place things like cameras and speakers. On that note, I think Sony has the solution to the speakers. They have a TV that allows the speakers to be projected through the screen. These full-screen phones need this.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung sales will begin to erode within the US if this happens. Not Apple's...

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