Xiaomi Mi A2 Price, Launch Date, Specifications: Everything You Need to Know
Mi A2 is the eagerly anticipated next-generation Android One handset from Xiaomi, and rumoured to be the global variant of the Mi 6X. Ahead of its formal debut, much about the upcoming Mi A2 has already surfaced online. The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone is rumoured to include a Snapdragon 660 SoC and run stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box – and not the company’s MIUI custom Android ROM. The smartphone has been in the rumour mill ever since the Mi 6X was launched in April, because Xiaomi’s first Android One – the Mi A1 – was launched in September last year as the global variant of the Mi 5X. Recently, Xiaomi teased a forthcoming global event where the Mi A2 is expected to be unveiled.
Xiaomi Mi A2 launch date
Xiaomi India in a recent tweet teased a forthcoming ‘global event’ where the Mi A2 is expected to be ‘unveiled. The tweet didn’t reveal any date, venue, or time, though it suggested that the new Mi-Series model will be launched somewhere other than India. The tweet asked Mi Fans to give suggestions about the place where they want to go for the Mi A2 launch. Last year, the Mi A1 was launched at a ‘global event’ in New Delhi.
Xiaomi Mi A2 price
Although its launch schedule hasn’t been revealed, a listing on the Swiss website Digitec tipped the prices of the Xiaomi Mi A2. The listing showed that the Mi A2 price has been set at CHF 289 (roughly Rs. 20,000) for the 32GB storage variant, while its 64GB model was spotted at CHF 329 (roughly Rs. Rs. 22,800) and the 128GB variant was listed at CHF 369 (roughly Rs. 25,600).
Xiaomi Mi A2 camera
Similar to last year’s Mi A1, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to sport a dual rear camera setup. But this time, Xiaomi could prefer a vertical camera setup instead of the previous horizontal one – if we look at the Mi 6X. The dual camera setup is rumoured to come with a 12-megapixel primary sensor, paired with an LED flash. As per a recent landscape shot shared on Mi Forums, which was allegedly captured using the Mi A2, it bears an f/1.75 aperture. This shows that the smartphone will not have any upgrades on the optics front if we compared it with the Mi 6X. However, the EXIF data of the image didn’t reveal any details about the secondary sensor.
For selfies, the Mi A2 is rumoured to have a 20-megapixel front camera sensor. Xiaomi may also use its artificial intelligence (AI) developments and offer an AI Portrait mode on the handset.
Xiaomi Mi A2 software
Being a part of the Android One programme run by Google, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to run stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box with the latest Android security patch. An alleged live image of the handset lately suggested that it is currently under testing with the May Android patch that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The screen featured on the image also doesn’t show any signs of custom MIUI skin. This hints that similar to the Mi A1 and all the other Android One smartphones, the Mi A2 will come with a vanilla Android experience.
Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications
As per the initial reports, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. An early Geekbench listing of the handset highlighted the availability of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The new Mi model is also rumoured to have up to 128GB of onboard storage.
There could be a 3010mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 support. In terms of connectivity, the Mi A2 is expected to offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi Mi A2