Later this week, popular Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will be unveiling the Mi 5X successor at an event in China. As most of you will be aware, the Mi 6X global variant will be launched in India as the Mi A2, succeeding the Android One Mi A1 from last year. Ahead of the announcement event on Wednesday, Xiaomi has posted a few new teasers for the upcoming handset on its Weibo page. A promotional video has also been posted on Weibo, highlighting some of the key features of the Mi A2 (Mi 6X).
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Promo Video Released Ahead of Launch
The Mi A2 (Mi 6X) promotional video posted on the Xiaomi official Weibo page primarily focusses on the imaging prowess of the upcoming smartphone. Like most new budget Android smartphones released by Chinese Android OEMs recently, the upcoming Mi A2 (Mi 6X) will be equipped with a dual-camera setup on the back. While the primary sensor will be the same 12MP unit used in the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the secondary sensor will be an upgraded 20MP unit. The selfie camera on the front will be a 20MP unit with Portrait Mode feature, allowing users to capture selfies with a nice bokeh effect, as seen in the video above. Similar to the company’s flagship smartphone, the Mi A2 (Mi 6X) is expected to have AI-enhanced camera features as well.
Apart from the promotional video, Xiaomi has also shared images of the upcoming Mi A2 (Mi 6X) in five colors – Black Stone, Cherry Powder, Red Flame, Sand Gold, and Glacier Blue.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Expected Price in India, Launch Date
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to be launched in India at the same price as the Mi A1, i.e. Rs.14,999 for the 4GB RAM variant with 32GB of built-in storage. If Xiaomi brings the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant to the Indian market, we expect it to be priced at Rs.17,999 at launch. A 128GB variant of the Mi 6X has been confirmed for the Chinese market, although we aren’t hopeful of seeing the 128GB storage variant making its way to our shores.
As we have mentioned above, the Mi 6X is set to go official in China tomorrow, i.e. April 25th. However, Xiaomi is yet to confirm anything with regards to the Mi A2’s official unveiling. Unlike the Mi 6X, the Mi A2 will be an Android One smartphone that will be sold in India and a few other markets.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X): Leaked Specifications, Features
The Mi A2 (Mi 6X) will sport a design almost identical to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi A2 (Mi 6X) is tipped to feature a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) will run on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, more powerful than the Snapdragon 636 chipset powering the Redmi Note 5 Pro. In the memory department, the Mi 6X is expected to be available in three memory configurations in China – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.
In the camera department, the Mi A2 (Mi 6X) will feature an upgraded dual-camera setup compared to the Mi A1 (Mi 5X). The primary sensor at the rear will be a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens, while the secondary sensor will be a 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376 sensor paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens. On the front will be a lone 20-megapixel Sony IMX 376 sensor paired with an f/2.2 aperture lens and a Selfie Flash. Connectivity-wise, the Mi A2 (Mi 6X) is expected to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, an IR blaster, USB Type-C port, and 4G VoLTE. Fueling the internals of the handset will be a 2910mAh non-removable battery, slightly smaller than the 3080mAh battery inside the Mi A1. For biometric authentication, the Mi A2 (6X) will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well as facial recognition. In terms of software, the India-bound Mi A2 is expected to ship with stock Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box.