Existence of Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi Note 5 confirmed

Mi 6X Sand Gold

Till now, it was only being believed that the Mi A2 exists, and that it will be based on the recently released Mi 6X. While the folks over at the XDA Developers had dug out the Mi A2’s possible codename, there was no proof that the phone will be named the Mi A2. However, we now have substantial proof that the successor to the impressive Mi A1 (review) exists and that it will be named the Mi A2.

We’ve stumbled across a webpage on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) which lists various Xiaomi smartphones that could make it to the European market in the near future. The list also includes the Mi A2, Mi 6X, Mi MIX 2s, Mi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro (review), and even the Black Shark gaming phone. The date of registration has been mentioned as the 14th of May, 2018, and the date of publication is the 22nd of May, 2018. This also means that Xiaomi will expand the availability of the Black Shark phone outside of China. Moreover, now we also know that the Mi Note 5 exists.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Mi Note 5 Eurasian Economic Commission

Mi A2: Expected Features, Specifications

The Mi A2 is codenamed “jasmine_sprout”, and could bear the same specifications as that of the Mi 6X. This means that the Mi A2 could feature a 6-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution (1080×2160 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio and bezel-less screen. The phone could be released with Android 8.1 Oreo onboard and stock Android user interface. It will most probably be an Android One certified phone and there’s a possibility that it will have a Android P Beta ROM when it gets launched.

The Mi A2 is expected to be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It will most probably have a Mi 6X-like metal build and design. It could have a 12MP+20MP dual-camera at its rear, which could also record 4K videos. There could be a 20MP front-facing camera with soft-LED flash. The phone could also have a dual-SIM card slot with dual-4G LTE and dual-VoLTE, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, an IR port, USB Type-C port, and a 3010mAH battery.

There’s also a rumour floating around that Xiaomi could also release a cheaper Android One smartphone, which could be based on the recently released Redmi S2. In India, the Redmi S2 is being released as the Redmi Y2 on June 07. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had mentioned that the company wants to release more Android One phones in India since Indian consumers are demanding more phones with stock Android user interface after the launch of the impressive Mi A1.

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