In July, Xiaomi had held a global unveil event in Spain to announce the arrival of Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite Android One smartphones. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has announced the arrival of Mi A2 smartphone on the Indian soil. It has landed in India as a successor for the Mi A1 smartphone that was unveiled in the previous year in the country. At the global launch event, the Mi A2 was announced in color options like Black, Gold and Lake Blue. In India, the company has introduced the phone with an additional color option of Rose Gold.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen that delivers Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Hence, the smartphone offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display of the Mi A2 is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The Snapdragon 660 chipset is present under the hood of the phone. It is powered by a 3,010mAh battery that carries support for Quick Charge 4.0. The EU variant of the phone supports Quick Charge 3.0.
The backside of the Xiaomi Mi A2 features 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture as the primary sensor. It is assisted by a secondary 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture. For snapping selfies, it is fitted with 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 front-facing camera. The front camera is equipped with soft-LED flash. The front and rear cameras are equipped with Auto HDR for capturing naturally beautiful photos. The front camera of the phone doubles up as face unlock. It is equipped with a fingerprint scanner on its rear panel.
Since Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone, it does not feature MIUI skin but offers pure Android 8.1 Oreo experience. It features Google Assistant and AI driven photo sorting and battery management capabilities. It will be one of the first Xiaomi phones to receive the new Android 9 Pie update that will bring along gesture-based navigation. The other features that are available on the smartphone include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, IR blaster and USB-C. There is no 3.5mm audio jack on the phone.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Pricing and Availability
The base model of the Xiaomi Mi A2 that features 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 16,999. The box package of the handset includes a soft case. The higher variant features 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. However, the price of this variant is yet to be confirmed.
The pre-orders of the Mi A2 will be begin from Aug. 9 at 12 PM through Amazon India and Mi.com. The handset will be hitting the market on Aug. 16 at 12 PM through channels such as Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home and other offline partners of Xiaomi. Reliance Jio is offering additional data of up to 4.5 TB along with Rs. 2,200 cashback.
The same phone was launched as Xiaomi Mi 6X in China. It features MIUI ROM based Android Oreo OS. The Mi A2 Lite was not unveiled today in India. Probably, it may get announced later on or it may arrive as Redmi 6 Pro as the company had done so in China.