Xiaomi Mi A2 launches today in India

Since it's a Google's Android One device, the phone comes with unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Cloud as well as monthly security updates and two major OS updates.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, and Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

Procesor, RAM and storage Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor.

DirectD revealed today that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 will now be priced at RM869 for the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with the base model 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant coming in at just RM699 now. For selfies, the it has a 20MP selfie camera with flash, which is capable of delivering DSLR-like depth-of-field. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is expected to come to India at a later date.

The Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1 smartphone launched a year ago in India as the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi.

The Mi A2 launch has been scheduled for later today. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to the Xiaomi Mi A1, which was the first smartphone from Xiaomi with stock Android.

The pre-order for the Xiaomi Mi A2 will commence on Amazon from the 9th of August 2018 (12:00) PM and the smartphone will be available in flash sale from 12th of August 2018 (12:00 PM) on Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi Home.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 launched at a very attractive price of Rs.16,999. However, Xiaomi has only launched the 4GB/64GB variant in India. The device will be available in black, gold, lake blue and rose gold colour variants. The device runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will also get the new Android 9.0 Pie update by the end of this year. Similar to its predecessor, the Mi A2 too, has a metal body.

The smartphone is running on 3010 mAh Li-ion battery with a USB type C port for charging and data syncing, which also doubles as an audio jack, as the device has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Talking about raw specifications of the Mi A2 camera, the device comes with a 20 megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 12 megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture. The motorized camera module hides a 16MP + 20MP dual rear camera and a 25MP front camera.

Vanessa Coleman