Xiaomi Mi A2 With 6GB RAM And 128GB Storage Launched For Rs. 17,999 In India

Xiaomi Mi A2 With 6GB RAM And 128GB Storage Launched For Rs. 17,999 In India

Xiaomi Mi A2 With 6GB RAM And 128GB Storage Launched For Rs. 17,999 In India

by October 27, 2018

Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker, has launched its premium version of the Mi A2 in India. The smartphone is a 6GB RAM variant that was announced in August 2018. The Mi A2 has been available in only the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant as of now.

Now, the Mi A2 can be purchased in both the above-mentioned variants. Two months post the launch, the premium version has arrived in India and it will come with a price tag of Rs 19,999. There’s good news though for people who are eager to buy the phone. The smartphone is available at an introductory price of Rs 17,999 on Amazon India as well as Mi.com. The smartphone can be bought even cheaper by using the ongoing bank offers on both Amazon and Mi.com.

The company is yet to reveal the availability of the phone at offline outlets and multi-brand electronic stores. The company has already made the 4GB RAM variant of Mi A2 available across Mi Home stores and Mi Preferred Partner stores all over India.

While there is a significant upgrade in terms of memory and storage, the other specifications are the same. The smartphone will come with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display. The Mi A2 6GB variant will come with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 2.5D curved glass to safeguard the phone during a fall or from scratches.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. The Mi A2 does not come with a microSD slot which is one of the main reasons for Xiaomi to launch the premium variant of the handset in India.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone. It runs a clean version of stock Android 8.1 Oreo with no bloatware. As per the company, the smartphone will get an Android P update by the end of this year.

The Mi A2 sports a great camera setup. The dual camera setup on the rear comprises a 12MP primary shooter and a 20MP secondary shooter. The selfie camera also boasts of a massive 20MP shooter. In the under Rs. 20,000 budget smartphones segment, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is probably the best camera smartphone that one can buy.

As for the connectivity options, the smartphone does not offer a 3.5mm headphone jack which is a bit surprising considering its positioning in the budget smartphone segment. The smartphone is powered by a 3000mAh battery and can connect seamlessly through options such as Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a USB Type-C port. The 6GB RAM variant of the Mi A2 is available for purchase in four colour options- Black, Blue, Gold and Red.

As mentioned earlier, the smartphone is currently available at an introductory pricing of Rs. 17,999. However, it is not sure as to when the introductory offer will end. Amazon and Mi.com are offering significant discounts as part of the Diwali sale. With banks coming into the picture, users of the SBI cards can get an instant discount of 10% on Mi.com while ICICI card users will get a 10% discount on Amazon India. The 4GB RAM variant is currently available for Rs. 14,999 as part of the festive season sale.

At its introductory price, the 6GB RAM variant of the Mi A2 will take the Realme 2 Pro head-on. The Realme 2 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is available for Rs 15,990 while its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will cost Rs. 17,990.

At the introductory price of Rs 17,999, the 6GB RAM option of Mi A2 takes on the Realme 2 Pro whose 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option is available at Rs 15,990. The 8GB+128GB storage model of Realme 2 Pro can be purchased for Rs 17,990. While the Realme 2 lacks in the camera department, it makes up significantly by offering 8GB of RAM, a larger 3500mAh battery, the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microSD card slot for storage expansion, all at the same price point.