Oh yeah! Is a great day in Spain as Xiaomi finally unveiled it’s long awaiting Mi A2 smartphone phone globally. The new Mi A2 comes with vertically stacked dual rear camera setups, AI camera features, and run on stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Part of the Android One initiative by Google, the phones are certified to offer an optimised stock Android experience, and receive timely software and security update. Another funny thing about this mobile is that xiaomi didn’t feature Xiaomi’s own custom Android ROM – MIUI – unlike other Xiaomi phones.
As known to us all, the Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1 smartphone launched last year in India as the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi. As the Mi A1 was the Android One variant of the Mi 5X, the Mi A2 is the Android One variant of the Mi 6X.
Furthermore, as the tradition keeps balling, xiaomi Mi A2 comes in three variants which are the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model.
The new Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass for protection. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone will run pure Android 8.1 Oreo, and is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC (four 2.2GHz Kyro 260 cores + four 1.8GHz Kyro 260 cores) and Adreno 512 GPU. As mentioned above, it will come with up to 6GB LPDDR4x dual channel RAM and up to 128GB internal storage options.
Highlight of the smartphone are the cameras, which feature AI integration for improved photos. The Mi A2 “AI Selfie Camera” has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and soft-LED flash. On the back is a “AI Dual Camera” setup with 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony IMX376 sensor with the same aperture but 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size. The rear camera setup is accompanied by phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash.
- Display: 5.99-inch
- Processor: 2.2GHz octa-core
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Resolution: 1080×2160 pixels
- RAM: 4GB/ 6GB
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Storage: 32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB
- Rear Camera: 20-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3010mAh
XIAOMI Mi A2 FULL SPECIFICATIONS
Release date: July 2018
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 158.70 x 75.40 x 7.30
Weight (g): 168.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3010
Removable battery: No
Colours: Red, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black
Screen size (inches): 5.99
Resolution: 1080×2160 pixels
Processor: 2.2GHz octa-core
Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM: 4GB/ 6GB
Internal storage: 32GB/ 64GB / 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Rear camera: 20-megapixel
Rear Flash: LED
Front camera: 20-megapixel
Front Flash: Yes
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Xiaomi Mi A2 PRICE And Availability
Xiaomi has decided to price the Mi A2 at EUR 249 (roughly N105,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage model, EUR 279 (roughly N118,000) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and EUR 349 (roughly N148,000) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model.
The smartphone(s) will go on sale from August 10 in Spain via Mi.com, authorized Mi Stores, and channel partners such as Amazon.es and AliExpress. It will become available slightly earlier in France (July 27) and Italy (August 8).