Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi A2 Android One smartphone, which is expected to be based on the China-only Mi 6X, has been listed online by Swiss retailer digitec.ch. The retailer listing confirms that the handset will, in fact, be nearly identical to the Mi 6X in the hardware department. In addition to confirming the specifications of the smartphone, the listing has also revealed the possible launch date of the smartphone.
Mi A2: Launch Date Reported?
According to the Mi A2 listing on the Digitec.ch website, the Mi A2 will be going on sale starting 8th August 2018. This means the handset will be released in Europe by early August. Since the Mi A2 is expected to be released in India before other markets, we can expect Xiaomi India to hold a formal launch event for Mi A2’s introduction by the end of July.
Mi A2: Specifications, Features Confirmed
The retailer listing also confirms the key specifications and features of the upcoming Android One smartphone from Xiaomi. The handset is listed to feature a 5.99-inch display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset under the hood, clocked at 2.20 GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU. Compared to the Snapdragon 625 chipset that powered the Mi A1, the Mi A2 will be a significant upgrade in terms of performance. In terms of memory, the variants listed on the Swiss online store include 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.
At the rear will be an AI dual-camera setup with 12MP and 20MP resolution sensors. On the front of the handset will be a 20MP resolution selfie camera with a f/1.8 aperture. The listing also confirms some of the other key features of the smartphone such as a USB Type-C port, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3010mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. In terms of size, the Mi A2 will measure 158.70 x 7.30 x 75.40mm and weigh in at 168 grams. While the Android version is not listed on the retailer’s website, the listing does say that the Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone. It will likely ship with stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.
Mi A2: European Price, Expected Price in India
The Swiss retailer has listed the 32GB variant of the Mi A2 at 289 EUR (Rs.22,800 approx.). On the other hand, the 64GB variant is listed for 329 EUR (Rs.26,000 approx.). The top-end 128GB variant of the handset with 6GB of RAM will reportedly cost 369 EUR (Rs.29,100 approx.). While the European prices seem to be slightly on the higher side, we expect the Mi A2 to be priced only slightly higher than the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India, under the Rs.16,000 mark for the base variant.