Last month, Xiaomi launched the Mi Explorer Program for its next global launch event in Madrid, Spain. When it announced the program, it did reveal that its global event in Spain would be held from 23rd to 25th July, although the exact date hadn’t been revealed. The company has now confirmed in a post on Spanish MIUI forums that the global event will be taking place on the 24th of this month. While Xiaomi hasn’t yet officially confirmed what it will be launching at the event, it is highly likely that the Mi A2 would be making its global debut at the upcoming event.
Mi A2: Global Launch on July 24?
Xiaomi fans in Spain can now register to attend the launch event in Madrid, which will be Xiaomi’s first launch event in Europe. Those who register to attend the event and are selected by Xiaomi will not only be able to attend the Mi A2 launch event on the 24th of July but will also receive an “incredible” gift. If you are currently in Spain, you can head over to the Xiaomi Spain website to register your interest before the 18th of July. Xiaomi will get in touch with selected Mi Fans by e-mail.
Mi A2: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to be largely identical to the Mi 6X in terms of hardware specifications. It will sport a 5.99-inch IPS LCD Full-screen display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Mi A2 will be an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU. In the memory department, Mi A2 is expected to be launched in three configurations – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. While the Mi 6X lacks a microSD card slot, there is a small chance that the Mi A2 might come with one.
Moving on to the camera department, Mi A2 will feature an impressive 12MP + 20MP AI dual-camera setup at the rear with AI Scene detection and AI Portrait mode features. For selfies and video calls, the Mi A2 will have a 20MP resolution snapper on the front with AI Face Unlock support, similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Connectivity-wise, we expect the Mi A2 to come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, an IR blaster, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. Keeping the lights on will be a 3010mAh capacity battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. The smartphone will also have a fingerprint sensor, placed on the back. In terms of software, the smartphone is expected to run stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Since it is going to be an Android One smartphone, you can expect it to receive regular monthly security upgrades and at least two major OS upgrades.
Mi A2: Expected Price in India
The Mi A2 will be priced slightly higher than the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Since the Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB RAM variant is currently priced at Rs.14,999, we can expect the Mi A2 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant to be priced at Rs.16,999 or slightly lower. The 6GB RAM variant, on the other hand, will likely be priced closer to the Rs.20,000 mark.