Redmi A1 + is the cheapest smartphone of the brand ... now with fingerprint sensor

Invaded by increasingly pumped-up technical specifications, the Redmi brand seems to go against the tide by offering the market a very basic new smartphone, designed for "poor" markets but still excellent for everyday use. In reality it is an upgrade of a model already launched in September and specifically we are talking about Redmi A1 +, which is enriched with respect to the previous generation of a fingerprint reader.

Redmi A1 + offers no further additional changes and lhe only big change is, as mentioned before, the addition of a fingerprint reader on the back. Therefore the smartphone is still based on a MediaTek Helio A22 processor, 6,52-inch screen, 8 + 2 MP dual camera, 5000 mAh battery and Android 12 Go Edition operating system, so no MIUI.

redmi a1 +

Features of the Redmi A1 +: the same as Redmi A1 but with the addition of a fingerprint reader

The design of the Redmi A1 + is exactly the same as that of the Redmi A1 with the exception of the fingerprint reader positioned on the backcover, in the classic circular shape, convenient for easily unlocking the device but also useful for home banking apps etc .. A apart from that, the specifications of the Redmi A1 + are 100% consistent with those of the Redmi A1 that we now review together.

6,52-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels (HD +) distinguished by the well-known and perhaps out of fashion notch drop in which the selfie camera fits. Brightness of only 400 nits with 70% coverage of the NTSC color range, while the sampling rate at touch is 120 Hz, but don't be fooled by the value, indeed here you will find an in-depth analysis. Modest processor, the MediaTek Helio A22 which is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, expandable via micro SD card with support up to 512 GB. Nothing miraculous then, but for a basic use you will not have any problems.

For selfie shots we use a 5 MP front camera while on the rear the optics used have a resolution of 8 MP and 2 MP, the latter used as a depth sensor. With these specifications you will certainly not suffer on the autonomy front counting on a 5.000 mAh battery that supports 10 W charging via the micro USB port. In addition, the rest of the specifications related to connectivity are made up of 4G module, WiFi, GPS (GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo), Bluetooth 5, FM radio and headphone jack all moved by the Android 12 Go Edition operating system, or a simpler version. and light of the classic Android.

Redmi A1
Dimensions and weight164,9 x 76,75 x 9,09 mm / 192 grams.
Screen6.52 "HD +  (1600 x 720)  with 20: 9 aspect ratio, LCD panel and maximum brightness of 400 nits.
ProcessorMediaTek  Helio A22 at 12nm with GE IMG PowerVR class graphics.
RAM2GB LPDDR4X  .
Storage32 GB  in eMMC 5.1 format (expandable with microSD up to 512 GB).
Rear cameraDouble sensor  8 MP  f / 2.0 +  2 MP  (bokeh) and LED flash.
Front camera5MP   f / 2.2.
Connectivity and extrasMicro USB, Wi-Fi 4,  Dual SIM 4G , GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, Bluetooth 5, FM radio and 3,5mm audio jack.
Battery5000 mAh with recharge fast 10W.
Operating SystemAndroid 12 Go Edition  (without MIUI).

Price and availability of Redmi A1 +

At the moment the company has not confirmed whether Redmi A1 + will also be launched on the European market by debuting the smartphone in Kenya at the price of 10345 Kenyan shillings which is equivalent to 86 euros (4 euros more than the version without a fingerprint reader). Perhaps a smartphone that will not entice anyone but that we still hope to see soon in our latitudes, as it could be an excellent option for those who want an ultra-basic smartphone for WhatsApp, calls, messages and poco other.

Emanuele Iafulla

Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, technology lover and provocative as Xiaomi does with his products. High quality at fair prices, a real provocation for the other most famous brands.

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