Xiaomi Mi A2, Android One series smartphones have been launched. The devices are expected to launch in India soon. The Mi A2 series is the successor to last year’s Mi A1, which was Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone. Xiaomi Mi 5X was rebranded as Mi A1, while Mi A2 is the global variant of Mi 6X, which made its debut in China in May. Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite come with a full display, dual rear cameras and run stock version of Android Oreo.
Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications
The new Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass for protection. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone will run pure Android 8.1 Oreo, and is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC (four 2.2GHz Kyro 260 cores + four 1.8GHz Kyro 260 cores) and Adreno 512 GPU. It will come with up to 6GB LPDDR4x dual channel RAM and up to 128GB internal storage options.
The highlight of the smartphone are the cameras, which feature AI integration for improved photos. The Mi A2 “AI Selfie Camera” has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and soft-LED flash. On the back is “AI Dual Camera” setup with 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with the same aperture but 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size. The rear camera setup is accompanied by phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash.
On both the back and front, there is AI Scene Recognition for better colours in the photos, as well as AI Portrait Mode on both front and rear cameras. Other AI-based features in the phone include AI Background Bokeh, and AI Smart Beauty 4.0. The handset also supports Face Unlock functionality, along with the fingerprint sensor on the back.
Battery capacity of the handset is 3010mAh, with support for QuickCharge 3.0 that allows it to go from nil to 50 percent in 30 minutes. Connectivity options on the Mi A2 are 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter, USB Type-C port; however, there is no 3.5mm earphone jack this time. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor. The smartphone measures 158.7×75.4×7.3mm in thickness and weighs 168 grams.
Xiaomi Mi A2 price
Xiaomi has decided to price the Mi A2 at EUR 249 (roughly Rs. 20,100) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 22,500) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and EUR 349 (roughly Rs. 28,100) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model.
Both Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will be available in Black, Blue, and Gold colour options.