Xiaomi has launched a new Special Edition Red variant of its Android One-backed Mi A1 phone in India at a price of Rs 13,999. “The Mi A1 Special Edition Red will be available in limited quantities from December 20, 2017, via Mi.com and Flipkart,” Xiaomi said in a press statement. The Xiaomi Mi A1 Special Edition Red will also be available at all Mi Home stores, Mi Preferred Partner stores, and retail partner stores, the company added.Although the Mi A1 has been launched at Rs 13,999, potential buyers can get their hands on the phone at a discounted price of Rs 12,999 during Xiaomi’s No.1 Fan sales promotional event on December 20 and December 21 on Mi.com/in.Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 Android One phone in India in September at a price of Rs 14,999. The Mi A1 is notably the most premium phone, both in terms of looks and build as well as in terms of hardware specs, to launch under Google’s Android One initiative. The Mi A1 which runs a stock version of Android has since received a price cut and is now selling for Rs 13,999 in three cololurs: Black, Gold and Rose Gold.Also Read: Xiaomi Mi A1 review: Shut up and take my moneyThe Mi A1 comes with a full metal unibody design and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone, with its all metal body and dual rear cameras looks remarkably like the iPhone 7 Plus from every nook and corner. Everything from the 2.5 D curved glass — which is Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 for your reference — on the front to the antenna lines placement on the back, screams the iPhone. The only visible difference is seen in the fingerprint scanner placement. As opposed to the iPhone 7 Plus that comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Xiaomi Mi 5X sports one on the back. The Mi A1 further comes with physical capacitive keys on the front which are backlit.advertisementOn the hardware front, the Mi A1 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with 4 gigs of RAM under the hood. It comes with 64GB of internal storage which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card. The Mi A1 is further backed by a 3,080mAh battery and uses USB Type-C for charging and data syncing. The dual-SIM phone runs stock Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be updated to Android Oreo by the end of this year, Xiaomi has confirmed.Elsewhere, the Mi A1 comes with a dual camera setup on the rear — 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel — where one lens is wide-angle while the other is telephoto (or zoom lens). On the front, the Mi A1 comes with a 5-megapixel camera.