At the Mi A2 launch in Spain, Xiaomi had announced that its second-generation Android One smartphone will debut in India on August 8 and now, the company has announced that it will be launched as an Amazon India exclusive. The Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1, the company's first smartphone without MIUI.
At the event in Spain, Xiaomi had also announced the Mi A2 Lite but the device may never make it to India. While the Mi A2 is the global variant of the Mi 6X, the Mi A2 Lite is the global variant of the Redmi 6 Pro. The India launch was revealed by Manu Kumar Jain on Twitter.
The Mi A2 may not be as popular as the Mi A1 in India as the device is expected to be priced higher than its predecessor. In Spain, the device was launched with a price tag of 249 Euros (Rs. 20,020 approx.), which is considerably higher than the launch price of Mi A1 that was launched at Rs. 14,999. In addition to the price, the Mi A2 also lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and this may discourage many people from buying it. However, if Xiaomi is able to price the phone right, it may have another winner in its hand.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is a part of Google's Android One program. It features a 5.99-inch full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. In terms of memory, the device will be available in three variants - 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage.
Coming to the camera department, the Mi A2 features a dual camera setup at the back consisting a 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size and a 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/1,75 aperture and 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels. On the front, the device sports a 20MP selfie camera with Sony IMX376 sensor and a soft LED flash.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a 3,010mAh battery and connectivity options on the device include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a USB Type-C port. As mentioned earlier, the device does not sport a 3.5mm audio jack and you will have to use a USB Type-C headphone.