Xiaomi is set to launch new Android One smartphones in the next few months.
The Xiaomi Mi A1, in partnership with Google, was probably one of the most successful Xiaomi smartphones to date. It’s not a completely new handset developed for Android One, as it’s actually a rebranded Xiaomi Mi 5X with MIUI stripped off in the vanilla Android operating system.
With the Xiaomi Mi 6X going official last week, it’s just a matter of time before the Mi A2 gets revealed. While there’s still no clear indication if it will be named as the Mi A2, reports are starting to pour in regarding the upcoming smartphone.
According to XDA Developers, there is indeed a Mi A1 successor that will probably be based on the Mi 6X. The previous Xiaomi and Google partnership has a codename of “tissot_sprout”, in which “sprout” pertained to the Android One program.
Today, a new Xiaomi device’s firmware files were spotted carrying the codename “jasmine_sprout”. The full dump of the firmware isn’t available, but the build.prop and system applications give valuable information. There are no MIUI system apps inside, which undeniably confirms that this phone runs on stock Android.
Another evidence that points its relation with the Xiaomi Mi 6X is the Snapdragon 660 chipset. During the launch, the company CEO Lei Jun also said that there will be more Redmi smartphones will get the Android One treatment.
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And true enough, another Xiaomi handset with a codename “daisy_sprout” is floating around the rumor mill. It’s an Android One smartphone no doubt, as confirmed by the “sprout” branding. The most notable difference between the two is its powered by an older Snapdragon 625 processor.
As always, nothing is official until Xiaomi or Google says so. While we’re inclined to believe these new developments, take them with a pinch of salt until it’s fully confirmed.
Source: XDA Developers