Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi has finally announced Mi A2, the company latest Android One offering in India on August 8, 2018 at a launch event held in Gurugram, India. the device is successor to Mi A1 and the global variant of Mi 6X which was launched earlier this year in China. the key specifications of Mi A2 includes metal design, AI-powered dual rear camera setup, 20MP front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 5.99” FHD+ 18:9 display, and a 3,010 mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “We are thrilled to finally launch our much-anticipated Mi A2 in India. After witnessing tremendous success of our Mi A1 last year, we’re ready to further expand our Android One lineup by offering the truly innovative Mi A2 with the best specs at an incredibly honest pricing. We are positive that our Mi Fans and customers across India will wholeheartedly enjoy every bit of the unique user experience that Mi A2 offers, while making the most of this commendable innovative technology which they undoubtedly deserve.”
The Mi A2 is priced at Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB RAM variant, while, the other variant with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage will go on sale on a later date. hence, the company has not revealed its pricing yet. the device will be available for pre-booking starting from August 9 via Mi.Com and Amazon India. it is expected to go on sale starting from August 16 online via Mi.Com and Amazon India and offline via Mi Home stores in Lake Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Black color options. the company is also offering ₹2,200 Instant Cashback & upto 4.5 TB High Speed Data via 100% additional data on recharges from Jio.
The Mi A2 bears a 5.99-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass lamination, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 401 PPI pixel density, 500 nits brightness, and 1500:1 contrast ratio. the device is powered by an 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 14nm Mobile Platform paired with Adreno 512 GPU. it is available in 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage variants. the device is a part of Android One initiative by Google and henceforth, runs on stock Android 8.1 (Oreo) out-of-the box and is backed by an 3010 mAh Non-removable battery with QuickCharge 3.0 technology which charges the device up to 50-percent in just 30 minutes.
In the camera department, the device sports AI powered Dual rear camera setup stacked vertically which consists a primary 12-megapixel camera with SONY IMX486 sensor, phase-detection auto-focus, dual-tone LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, and 1.25μm pixels paired along 20-megapixel secondary camera with SONY IMX376 sensor, 4-in-1 pixel binning technology, 2.0μm pixels, and f/1.75 large aperture which capture depth of information for AI-powered portrait shots.
Other camera feature includes AI Scene Recognition, AI portrait mode, Light enhancement technology, HDR imaging technology, Panorama mode, Burst mode, Face recognition, AI Beautify 4.0. it is also capable of capturing 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution) video recording at 30fps, 1080p video recording at 30fps, 720p video shooting at 30fps, 480p video shooting at 30fps, and 720p slow motion video at 120fps.
On the front, there’s another 20-megapixel front facing camera with SONY IMX376 sensor, 4-in-1 (2.0μm) pixel binning technology, f/2.2 aperture, and soft LED flash. the front camera also features AI Scene Recognition, AI portrait mode, AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, Selfie timer, and Face recognition technology.
Connectivity option includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS/A-GPS, and USB Type-C port for audio and charging. onboard sensors includes e-compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Infrared sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, and a Vibrating motor. it measures at 158.7 × 75.4 × 7.3 mm, and weighs at 168 grams. the device is available in Gold, Lake Blue, and Black color options.
Source | Xiaomi