Xiaomi will launch the highly awaited Mi A2 today. The successor to the popular Mi A1 (Review) was just spotted on the Amazon India app. The listing contains a few details about the Android One smartphone that will be an Amazon exclusive.
Xiaomi Mi A2 is a strong contender in the lower end of the mid-range Android smartphone category. The smartphone packs several appealing features and capable hardware. Xiaomi will officially launch the device in India today. Incidentally, the Mi A2 is already available internationally. Also, the international prices were quite indicative of the India pricing of the Xiaomi Mi A2. Surprisingly, Amazon India’s app listed the price for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Xiaomi Mi A2 ahead of the launch. Strangely, Xiaomi may not launch the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the smartphone in India.
More details with regards to the availability of the smartphone will be revealed today at the Mi A2 launch event. Although all the specifications and the features of Xiaomi Mi A2 are confirmed, we at MySmartPrice will certainly try to offer live updates of the event as it commences. Just scroll down to our live update section to follow along.
Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch: Live Streaming
Xiaomi is hosting the Mi A2 India launch event today in New Delhi. If you are interested to watch the event live, you can watch the Mi A2 launch event live stream below. There are also live updates as you scroll down.
Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch: Live Updates
Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications, Features
Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi A2 shares a lot of similarities with another Xiaomi sub-brand’s smartphone: the Remi Note 5 Pro. The devices sport a 5.99-inch Full-screen IPS LCD display with 1080×2160 Full HD+ resolution, and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Also, Xiaomi notes the display panel has 1500:1 contrast ratio. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen.
The Mi A2 packs a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core mid-range chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz. The SoC works with Adreno 512 GPU. Xiaomi may launch only one memory configuration of the smartphone in the Indian market comprising of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Strangely, the Mi A2 lacks a micro-SD card slot. Hence buyers will have to manage within 64GB without the possibility of expanding the storage.
The Android One smartphone from Xiaomi features a 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup on the back. The camera offers AI-powered Portrait Mode and 4K video capture at 30 fps. On the front of the device is a 20MP snapper with AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, and Portrait Mode features.
The smartphone packs a rather humble 3,010mAh capacity non-removable battery, but it does support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. The Mi A2 also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Connectivity-wise, the Mi A2 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. In terms of software, the Mi A2 runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. Being an Android One smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi A2 should receive regular security updates, and also get two major OS upgrades.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Price in India, Availability Details
According to the Mi A2 listing on the Amazon app, the Xiaomi Mi A2 costs Rs.17,499 for the 4GB/64GB variant. Internationally there are two additional variants, the 3GB/32GB and the 6GB/128GB, which may not be available in India. Buyers will also be able to purchase the Android One smartphone from Mi.com. Interestingly, the sticker price of the 4GB/64GB variant is Rs.2,500 more expensive than the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Rs.500 more than the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.
Although the price is a little high, the smartphone does pack powerful camera sensors that offer improved image quality, and can also capture 4K Ultra HD videos at 30fps. At the price, the Xiaomi Mi A2 competes with Nokia X6 (Nokia 6.1 Plus), Lenovo Z5, Samsung Galaxy J8, etc.