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Xiaomi phone with stock Android reportedly in the works

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SO you like Xiaomi Mi smartphones but are not especially fond of MIUI? If a new report is to be believed, you may finally get what you’ve been clamoring for all these years.

According to Indonesian tech site Krispitech, Google is working with the Chinese manufacturer to come up with an Android One device that’s based on the Xiaomi Mi 5X. It is supposedly called the Xiaomi A1 or the Xiaomi Tissot and may sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip.

Word has it that Google is working with Xiaomi to come up with an Android One device that’s based on the Mi 5X.

In case you didn’t know, the recently launched 5X is also powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor. Priced at 1,499 yuan (around P11,200 or $220) in China, it is a 5.5-inch phone that has the same dual-camera system found on the Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship handset. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 3,080mAh battery, and the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 interface.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 5X gets same dual cams as Mi 6 at almost half the cost

Android One, of course, is the lineup of low-priced Google devices that are running stock Android and are intended for developing markets like India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Android One phones that were released in the latter include the MyPhone Uno and the Cherry Mobile One and One G1.

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We’re hoping that this report is true. After all, Xiaomi is already offering devices that have great specs and easy-on-the-pocket price tags. So its business model doesn’t really run counter to Google’s vision for the standard it introduced in 2014. Imagine: a budget phone with stock Android and decent specs that comes from a trusted brand, the fifth smartphone maker in the world. For Android purists like you, we’re sure this is music to your ears.

Story via XDA Developers; image via Tutto Android

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.