Xiaomi has launched their latest iteration of Android One powered smartphone Mi A2 in India after the successful run of it’s Mi A1 which was launched last year, MI A2 was recently launched in Spain last month.
For those who don’t know, Mi A2 is a successor of widely popular Xiaomi Mi A1, Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone launched last year, but was a pretty successful outing for Xiaomi as this was the first time ever they launched a phone without their proprietary MIUI custom UI.
Mi A2 comes with a 5.99 inch Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio (yes, the same size as that of Redmi Note 5 Pro) and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage & 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage variants.
Coming to the optics, the smartphone has a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 12+20MP sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 20MP with a f/1.75 aperture at the front with a dedicated LED flash for the selfies and it is very interesting to see Xiaomi boasting A2 as a camera-centric smartphone rather than Android One.
Mi A2 has a 3010mAh battery which is little less than its predecessor which has 3080mAh battery, not only huge battery is missing in this smartphone although the handset supports quick charge 4.0, it doesn’t come bundled in the box, the company only provides the normal charger in the box, also the iconic 3.5mm audio jack is missing, which was one of highlights of the previous generation (pretty surprising to see it go though) and this time, Xiaomi has gone with a dual nano-SIM cards and has dropped external MicroSD card slot, although it does retain IR blaster on the top and has the fingerprint scanner on the traditional back side of the phone.
The Android One powered Mi A2 is an Amazon exclusive and is priced at Rs. 16,999 and will go on sale from August 10th on Amazon.in, Mi Store, Mi Homes and Mi preferred partner stores. The 6/128GB variant will available soon, pricing for that isn’t available right now. The phone comes in 4 colour variants too- Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold & Black.
Mi A2 Specifications
- 5.99 inch Full HD+ display
- Snapdragon 660 SOC
- 4/6GB RAM
- 64/128GB internal storage
- 12+20MP dual rear camera
- 20MP front camera
- 3010mAh battery