Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Date Confirmed

Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Date Confirmed

Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Date Confirmed

by July 29, 2018

Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has confirmed the launch of the Mi A2 in India. What’s interesting to note is that the company will not launch all the variants of the Mi A2 in India. The 4GB RAM and 32GB storage variant of the Mi A2 will not be launched in India.

The company will enter the Indian market with the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option of the Mi A2. Xiaomi is also planning to launch an extra colour option in India. The Indian market will see the smartphone in Rose Gold colour, apart from the Gold, Black, and Blue hues that were revealed by the company during the global launch. The launch event of the Xiaomi Mi A2 India is scheduled for August 8. While Xiaomi is setting the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage Mi A2 variant as the base model for the Indian market, there is still a lot of debate on whether the 6GB RAM and 128GB option should be also launched alongside in India.

The variants of the Mi A2 that will be launched in India will support Quick Charge 4. This will be a significant improvement over the Quick Charge 3.0 that features the global variant of the Xiaomi Android One phone. According to Qualcomm, the Quick Charge 4 standard can enable the phone to run seamlessly for about 5 hours in 5 minutes of charge. Xiaomi will, however, be providing the users with the standard 10W charger and not a fast-charging one.

Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain had earlier announced that the launch of the Mi A2 in India will be held at a launch event on August 8. The smartphone is a worthy successor to the Mi A1 which was launched last year. It is a rebranded version of the Mi 6X smartphone which packs in stock Android 8.1 Oreo software and assures the users of very quick software updates.

As for the specifications, the Mi A2 is a dual-SIM (Nano) phone that runs an optimised stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo, certified by Google’s Android One programme. The smartphone features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display. The display has a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It comes with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 to ensure that it is always safeguarded. The Mi A2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with an Adreno 512 GPU.

As for its camera, the handset sports a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size. The rear camera setup is equipped with a dual-tone LED flash and PDAF. The selfie camera is a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 selfie camera with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and a soft-LED flash. The Mi A2 is powered by a battery of 3,010mAh capacity.

As for its connectivity, the smartphone comes with 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Miracast, an IR emitter, and USB Type-C. The smartphone comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Xiaomi Mi A2. Sensors on the handset are the accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

As for its price, the company is yet to reveal its pricing in the Indian market. If indications as per its pricing in other markets is to go by, the Xiaomi Mi A2 price in Spain starts at EUR 249 which converts to around Rs. 20,100 for the 4GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. This variant is not being launched in India now. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option is priced at EUR 279 which converts to around Rs. 22,500. This will be launched in India. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option, on which a lot of deliberations are still on, will cost around EUR 349 which converts to approximately Rs. 28,100.