After teasing the Mi A2 smartphone for months, Xiaomi has finally confirmed its arrival. The Mi A2 is a successor to Xiaomi’s successful Mi A1 Android One smartphone. Xiaomi has now officially confirmed the launch of the Mi A2 smartphone and we can expect it to debut in India soon.
Mi A2 4GB+64GB Variant: Launch in 5 Colour Options
Xiaomi teased the smartphone via tweet that reads,”Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this…#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #2isbetterthan1″. The poster shared in the tweet showcases the Mi A2’s front display with bezels on top and bottom. Although this teaser did not reveal any additional information about the impending launch, it did boast about the superiority of the Mi A2 over its predecessor. Several reports have also hinted that Xiaomi could also launch a lighter variant of the Mi A2, dubbed Mi A2 Lite. The company is hosting an international event in Madrid, Spain on July 24; we can expect Xiaomi to bring the device to India soon. MySmartPrice has also come to know that the phone will debut in five colour options – Pink, Blue, Black, Red, and Gold.
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 16, 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Expected Price in India
Several previous reports have confirmed that the Mi A2 is a rebranded version of the Mi 6X smartphone that was launched in China sometime back. The Mi A1 was also a rebranded version of the Mi 5X. To recall, Xiaomi launched the Mi A2 in India first, but this time around the company has shifted to another destination for the launch event.
As for the pricing, we can expect the Mi A2 to be priced at par with the Mi 6X. However, one of the previous leaks revealed that the Mi A2 could launch at CHF 289 (approx. Rs. 20,000) for the 32GB storage variant, while the 64GB storage variant at CHF 329 (approx. Rs. Rs. 22,800) and the 128GB storage model at CHF 369 (approx. Rs. 25,600).
Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications, Features
The Mi A2 will come with a 5.99-inch FHD+ display bearing 2160×1080 pixel resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor will power it with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phone will pack a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. For optics, it will feature a dual camera setup at the rear with 20MP+12MP sensors alongside a 20MP sensor on the front for selfies. Xiaomi is also expected to integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to equip the camera with AI Portrait mode. On the software side, the phone will run Android One OS. It will also sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone will support connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C.
On the contrary, the toned-down Mi A2 Lite is expected to come with a 5.84-inch FHD+ notched display with 19:9 aspect ratio. A Snapdragon 625 processor may power the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It is expected to feature 12MP+5MP dual camera setup at the rear and 5MP camera on the front for selfies. This variant could pack a bigger 4000mAh battery. Both the Mi A2 variants will be Android One devices running stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box updated with the latest Android security patch.
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