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. Xiaomi stated the event would be live streamed across all its portals including Mi.com, YouTube, Facebook, etc. Xiaomi India also confirmed that it would be giving away 100 F-codes to purchase the Mi A2 if a user registers to watch the live stream of the handset on Mi India website.
In India, the Mi A2 will be available in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage respectively.
First sale of the Mi A2 starts at 12 noon, 16th August, 2018 on mi.com, Amazon India, and Mi Home stores. The Mi A2 camera also features an AI portrait mode and smart lens which click images based on different lighting conditions. Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available in three colour options- Black, Gold and Blue. Though the major specifications of the handset are already known, Indian gadget buyers will be looking out for the Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India. Also, the phone was first unveiled in Spain, and the 4GB+64GB variant will begin retailing first after the today's launch. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset with an Adreno 512 GPU.
There is also a launch offer for Jio customers, who will get 4.5TB complimentary data and Rs. 2,200 instant cashback. Both phones feature a metal body with curved edges.
Running Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One on top, it will come equipped with a dual rear camera set up - 12MP primary sensor with Sony IMX 486 sensor, f/1.75 aperture and LED flash along with a 20MP secondary sensor. The phone comes in two variants: NEX A and NEX S - we expect Vivo to only launch the topend NEX S in India because they're gunning for the premium market.
Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and USB Type-C port. The NEX S runs a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage and has a 4,000mAh battery with fast charge support.
The Xiaomi Mi A2's pricing remains shrouded in mystery as of now. Being a part of the Android One program, it comes with bone stock Android instead of MiUI, which you may love or hate.