Xiaomi has rolled out a new software update for its latest Android One smartphone, the Mi A2. The new software update brings the August Android security patch along with new features and other minor changes.
Mi A2: New Software Update Brings August Security Patch, 1080p 60fps Video Recording
The new software update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 carries the build number OPM1.171019.011.V18.104.22.168.ODIMIFE and weighs in at 380 MB in terms of size. Its key highlight is the latest Android security patch dated August 5, 2018. The same security update was rolled out by Google for the Pixel smartphones earlier this month. Apart from the latest Android security patch, the update also adds the ability to capture 1080p Full HD resolution videos at 60 fps. Previously, it was possible to capture Full HD videos at only 30 fps on the Mi A2. Of course, users can also record in 4K Ultra HD resolution at 30 fps with the Mi A2. What’s impressive, however, is that the electronic image stabilization (EIS) will work even you choose 1080p at 60fps under video quality setting. Additionally, the update brings some minor bug fixes and other enhancements. If you have not received an update notification on your Mi A2 yet, you can check for this software update manually by heading over to Settings > System > System Update > Check for Update.
Mi A2: Specifications, Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD Full Screen display offering 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the panel has an impressive static contrast ratio of 1500:1 and a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. Powering the Mi A2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core 14nm processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 512 GPU handling the graphics processing. The handset comes in a single memory configuration currently – 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of non-expandable memory.
At the rear is a 12MP + 20MP AI dual-camera setup with a Sony IMX486 primary sensor and a Sony IMX376 secondary sensor. Both the sensors come with phase-detection autofocus and an f/1.75 aperture for impressive low-light performance. Not only is the secondary sensor more impressive than the one on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi A2 can capture videos at up to 4K Ultra HD resolution. For selfies, the Mi A2 includes a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor on the front with AI Portrait, HDR, AI Beautify, and a 4500K Soft LED Flash.
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Dual 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, and an IR blaster. The smartphones comes with a circular fingerprint sensor mounted at the rear. Keeping the lights on is a 3010mAh capacity non-removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support. However, do note that the Mi A2 does not ship with the Quick Charge 4+ compatible power adapter in the box. You will need to purchase one separately to enjoy the faster charging speeds.
Mi A2: Price in India, Offers
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is priced at Rs.16,999 in India for the 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage variant, which is the only option available currently. However, Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be bringing the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant as well to the Indian market in the near future. The smartphone is eligible for the Reliance Jio Rs.2,200 instant cashback offer, which means Jio subscribers can get the Mi A2 for an effective price of Rs.14,799. Apart from the cashback, Jio subscribers will also get up to 4.5 TB of additional 4G data.
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