In its bid to expand its mid-range lineup in markets like China and India, Xiaomi is planning to release a brand new handset next week. Being Xiaomi’s home market and its largest market, this new handset will be first unveiled in China. The new handset is known as the Mi 6X – but has also been referred to as the Mi A2 by many. In fact, it is now thought that the Mi 6X will run MIUI while the Mi A2 will run stock Android under the Android One program. In case the handset does turn out to be the Mi A2, it will be sold in India as a successor to the Mi A1. As per information currently available, the Mi A2 could be announced at a launch event scheduled to take place on April 25 – just a few days from now.
With less than a week left for the Mi A2 to be officially announced, we have had several reports coming in that have revealed the design aspects, and hardware specifications of the handset. More recently, a leaked promotional video of a handset said to be the Mi A2 appeared online. The video is an 18-second clip that does not reveal much about the handset. Before we say anything further, here, take a look at the video.
This video was uploaded to YouTube by a third party and was first spotted by folks from over at ITHome.
All said, in case you haven’t had a chance to read past reports about the Mi A2, here’s everything you need to know about the handset in terms of design and specs.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Design, Specifications, Features
As of now, it is known that the Mi A2 is a mid-range handset from the company. Those of you with a keen eye for detail will notice that the design of the Mi A2 is in fact quite similar to that of the existing Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi. For example, the rear camera module of both the handsets has the same design. The video also shows at least four different colour variants of the Mi A2. These colours include Red, Black, Gold, and Blue. There is also talk of a Rose gold version of the phone that could be announced at the launch event next week. The Mi A2 is likely to feature an aluminium body and will come with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for additional scratch resistance and durability.
As far as the display in concerned, the Mi A2 is likely to get a large 5.99-inch LTPS IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels in the 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the handset would be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC that is also found doing duty on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The handset is likely to be offered in 4GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB versions. The camera is likely to be powered by the powerful Sony IMX486 sensor. The primary camera at the rear is a 20-megapixel unit while the secondary camera happens to be a 12-megapixel unit. At the front, the phone might get a 20-megapixel camera that will use the Sony IMX 376 sensor.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): OS Software
The Mi A2 and the Mi 6X will run Android 8 Oreo at launch. While the Mi A2 will run stock Android, the Mi 6X will come with MIUI 9. Both the handsets will have the newest stable version of Android and could receive subsequent updates in the future as well.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Expected Price in India
At this time we only know that the Mi A2 is a successor to the Mi A1 and that it is a mid-range offering from Xiaomi. It remains to be seen whether this handset officially makes it to India or if it would be sold only in China. It will also be interesting to see whether Xiaomi positions the Mi A2 above or below the Redmi note 5 Pro.