The Mi A1 might be advertised as an Android One handset but deep down, it is still a Xiaomi handset. After all the device is essentially a rebranded version of the Mi 5X running a stock build of Android Nougat. This means that just like every other Xiaomi device, the Mi A1 also comes with a useful IR blaster.
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The Xiaomi Mi A1 is more of a Google phone than a Xiaomi device due to its Android One handset which means it runs on a near-stock build of Android Nougat. This means that all the extra features that one is generally accustomed to in a Xiaomi device are missing from the Mi A1. This includes the ability to lock apps using the fingerprint scanner.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, it also announced Dex Station. The accessory essentially turned the Galaxy S8 into a mini computer. Simply plug the handset into the dock, connect a mouse and keyboard and a display, and you would then get a desktop-like experience with the ability to multitasking with multiple apps and run them in full-screen mode.
Samsung is seemingly looking to bring Portrait mode to the Galaxy S8 with a future software update. Thanks to the dual-camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is able to offer a Portrait mode feature called Live Focus on the device. However, the Galaxy S8 only comes with a single 12MP shooter at its rear.