Xiaomi just brought the Redmi A1 in the Philippines, which is currently its cheapest smartphone offering in the market.

The Redmi A1 wants to provide a complete smartphone experience as it’s powered by a MediaTek Helio A22, paired with an acceptable 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.


It has an apt 6.52-inch HD+ screen with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, but with a relatively responsive 120Hz touch sampling rate.

Like most phones, it has a large 5,000mAh battery, and like most entry-level devices, it only has a 10W charger. Sadly, it still uses the old microUSB standard instead of the newer USB Type-C.


A waterdrop notch holds the 5-megapixel selfie camera. While on the back, it managed to have a dual-camera setup. The main one has an 8-megapixel shooter, while the second one is unknown, possibly a depth sensor. To keep the price down, it didn’t get to have a fingerprint scanner, but a face unlock should be onboard.

It also ships with a clean Android 12 user interface for better efficiency. As a cherry on top, it boasts a leather-like texture on the back for better looks, and grip, and keeps it clean from fingerprint smudges. It comes in three colors: Light Green, Light Blue, and Black.


Xiaomi is selling the Redmi A1 with an SRP of Php4,499, but it will be discounted to Php3,999 from October 29 to November 13.

Redmi A1 Specs

  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.52-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 120Hz touch sampling rate, 400-nits peak brightness
  • 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22 octa-core processor
  • IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 8-megapixel + QVGA rear cameras, LED flash
  • Single loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 164.9 x 76.75 x 9.09mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Colors: Light Green, Light Blue, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charger

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