Just recently, Xiaomi had listed the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the Android One Mi A2 smartphone on its e-commerce platform in India. The company has now formally announced the launch of the Mi A2 6GB RAM variant in India. As we reported yesterday, the Mi A2 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant has been priced at INR 19,990 in the country. However, Xiaomi will be selling the new variant of the Mi A2 at an introductory price for a limited period. The new 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the Mi A2 will be going on sale for the first time today at the Great Indian Festival Sale on Amazon.in at 12 noon.
Xiaomi Mi A2 6GB RAM + 128GB Variant First Sale Today at 12 PM on Amazon
The Mi A2 (review) 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant will be available for purchase exclusively via Amazon.in today at 12 PM. While the smartphone is priced at INR 19,990 in India, it will be available for an introductory price of INR 17,990 on both Amazon.in and Mi.com for a limited period. While Xiaomi has not confirmed exactly when the introductory pricing will come to an end, we expect it to remain available for INR 17.990 till early next month at least. As part of the Great Indian Festival sale on Amazon.in, customers holding ICICI credit or debit cards will be able to get an instant discount of INR 2,000 on the Mi A2. Citi Credit Card holders can avail the same amount as cashback when purchasing the smartphone during the Great Indian Festival Sale.
On sale for the first time ever! Get your Mi A2 6GB+128GB today for ̶₹̶1̶9̶,̶9̶9̶9 ₹17,999 only (limited period offer)! Sale starts at 12 noon on @amazonIN. Additional instant discount on select bank cards. It will be also available on https://t.co/D3b3QtmvaT. pic.twitter.com/simILmabmW
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) October 26, 2018
Apart from the instant discount and cashback offers, Reliance Jio subscribers can avail an instant cashback of INR 2,200 as well as up to 4.5TB of 4G data. Amazon.in is also offering No Cost EMI option on all leading credit as well as on Bajaj Finserv EMI cards. The 6GB RAM variant of the Mi A2 will be available in the same four color options as the 4GB RAM variant – Black, Blue, Red, and Gold.
Is the Mi A2 a Good Buy at INR 17,990?
At INR 17,990, the Mi A2 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant certainly makes sense if you are looking for a budget Android smartphone that offers a stock Android experience and comes with a guarantee of regular software updates for a period of three years. Apart from software, the Mi A2 also impresses in the camera department with its 12MP + 20MP setup at the rear and a 20MP front-facing camera with a wide array of AI-backed features. It also happens to be among the most powerful budget Android smartphones around, running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 14nm octa-core processor.
On the flip side, the Mi A2’s design is not the most exciting and it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. Similar to budget Redmi smartphones, the Mi A2 uses an 18:9 aspect ratio panel with a screen-to-body ratio that is significantly lower than some of the competition. The omission of a 3.5mm headphone jack is also quite disappointing. And if you are a power user, the Mi A2’s 3000mAh capacity battery will surely not impress you. Some rivals, including Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 Pro (review), offer much better battery life than the Mi A2.