Mi A2 Retail Box with ‘Made in India’ Logo Leaked Ahead of Launch on August 8

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Earlier this week, Xiaomi announced two new Android One smartphones at a global launch event held in Madrid, Spain – Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. While the Mi A2 Lite will not be coming to India, the Mi A2 is set to be launched in the country on August 8. Ahead of the smartphone’s formal launch in India, its retail packaging has surfaced online.

Mi A2: Indian Retail Packaging Leaked

The Mi A2 Indian retail box shows the Android One smartphone in four colors – Blue, Black, Gold, and Rose Gold. On the back of the box, we see the key specifications of the smartphone such as the 20MP front camera, 12MP + 20MP dual-camera, Snapdragon 660 SoC, and Android One software. A “Made in India” logo is also present on the box, confirming that the Mi A2 will actually be manufactured in India, just like the rest of the company’s budget lineup.

Mi A2: Expected Price in India

The Mi A2 is expected to start at Rs.15,999 or slightly higher in India for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. While Xiaomi has also announced a 4GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the Mi A2, a new report has suggested that the company may only launch the 4GB RAM + 64GB variant of the smartphone in India. Even the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is not confirmed to launch in the country just yet. This could mean that the Mi A2 will be available in only a single memory configuration, just like its predecessor.

Mi A2: Specifications, Features

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a large 5.99-inch Full screen IPS LCD display that offers 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution, 403 PPI pixel density, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Protecting the Full screen display is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Under the hood, Xiaomi’s newest Android One smartphone runs on a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core mid-range processor with a dedicated AI Engine. The chipset is clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and comes with an Adreno 512 GPU.

Moving on to memory, the Mi A2 is expected to arrive in India in a single memory configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. In other markets, the Android One smartphone comes in 4GB RAM + 32GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants as well.  In terms of imaging, the Mi A2 is an impressive smartphone with a 12MP + 20MP AI dual-camera setup on the back. The primary 12MP boasts large 1.25um pixel size, while the 20MP secondary sensor boasts ultra-large 2.0um pixel size using 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology. Both the sensors are paired with a large f/1.75 aperture to deliver impressive performance even in low-light. On the front is a 20MP camera with AI Beautify 4.0, HDR support, and a Soft LED Flash.

Connectivity options include 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, and 4G VoLTE. The smartphone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a non-removable 3010mAh capacity battery. While the Mi A2 comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, it is rumored that the Indian variant could offer Quick Charge 4.0 support. In terms of software, the Android One smartphone will ship with stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box.