Mi A2 Launching as Amazon Exclusive in India on August 8: Price, Specifications, Features

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi A2 smartphone will be launched as an Amazon excluisve in India.


Xiaomi recently announced the Mi A2 smartphone at a global event in Spain, Madrid. Ever since its launch, Xiaomi fans in India have been waiting for the details regarding the Mi A2’s launch in India. Xiaomi recently confirmed that it would be launching the phone on August 8, 2018, in India. Now, a week ahead of Mi A2’s launch, Xiaomi has also confirmed its official retail partner for online sales.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Launching as Amazon Exclusive in India

Xiaomi has partnered exclusively with Amazon India to sell the Mi A2 online in India. Interestingly, Amazon has already created a landing page for the Xiaomi Mi A2 with a ‘Notify Me’ button in place, which will inform the potential buyers whenever the phone goes up for sale. As is the case with exclusively sold Xiaomi devices, the Mi A2 will also be available on Xiaomi’s own website – Mi.com.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Expected Price in India

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has been announced in three variants. At the Global event, Xiaomi unveiled the Android One smartphone in three RAM and storage option, the 4GB RAM+ 32GB storage variant is priced at EUR 249 (approx. Rs. 20,100), 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant at EUR 279 (approx. Rs. 22,500), and the 6GB RAM/128GB variant at EUR 349 (approx. Rs. 28,100). Of course, for now this is just an indicative pricing, we expect Xiaomi to launch the device with lower price tags in India.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications, Features

As for the specifications, the Mi A2 comes with a sandard design and does not have a notched display. The phone features a 5.99-inch screen with FHD+ 2160×1080 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass for protection.

Concerning performance, the Mi A2 comes powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options. The inbuilt storage on the phone can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. Connectivity options on the Mi A2 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and an IR emitter. It’s worth noting that the Mi A2 does not come with a 3.5mm audio jack, it settles for the USB Type-C audio connectivity.

The Mi A2 is backed by a 3010mAh battery with support for QuickCharge 3.0 that enables it to charge from zero to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. However, for India, the phone is will pack support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 instead.

For optics, the Mi A2 features a 20MP ‘AI Selfie Camera’ with Soft-LED flash, Sony IMX486 sensor, and f/1.75 aperture on the front. The selfie snapper is also adorned with AI-assisted features such as Portrait Mode, AI Background Bokeh, and AI Smart Beauty 4.0. There is a 12MP+20MP dual camera setup at the rear with Sony IMX486 and Sony IMX376 for primary and secondary lenses, respectively. The rear camera is further enhanced by dual-tone LED flash and other features such as phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). Notably, the Mi A2 also supports Face Unlock.

We recetly reported that Xiaomi may not be launching the 4GB+32GB variant of the Mi A2 in India. Well, even without that, buyers in India will have other two variants to choose from. What’s your take on the Mi A2, share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.