Xiaomi Mi A2 to make its way to Indian market on Aug 8

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at a global launch event in Madrid, Spain, adding to its Android One-certified smartphone range.

The Chinese phone maker has now gone ahead and announced that the more premium of the lot, Mi A2, will make its way to the Indian market on August 8.

The Mi A2 is the Android One variant of the Mi 6X, and retains the original's dual rear camera setup other specifications, but runs stock Android instead of MIUI - with the promise for timely software and security updates.

The Mi A2 Lite is not expected to make an appearance in the country, something the company had hinted at during the Spain launch event.

To recall, the pricing of the Mi A2 starts at EUR 249 (roughly Rs 20,000) for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, with the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model price set at EUR 279 (roughly Rs 22,500), and the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model set at EUR 349 (roughly Rs 28,100).

Indian pricing and availability details have not been revealed yet, and can expected to be significantly lower, along the lines of the China pricing of the Mi 6X - the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs 16,900), while the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage option costs CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs 19,000).

As for the top end Mi 6X variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, the price tag is CNY 1,999 (around Rs 21,000).

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone that runs a stock, Android One-based version of Android 8.1 Oreo.

It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS LCD panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass.

The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with Adreno 512 graphics chip, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. It has a dedicated microSD card slot.

As for optics, the Mi A2 gets a dual rear camera setup with high-end camera specifications. The primary 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor comes with 1.25-micron pixels and the secondary 20-megapixel sensor has a 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size.

Both sensors have the same f/1.75 aperture that might help the camera work out great in low light conditions. They also get PDAF and dual-tone LED flash.

Front of the smartphone adorns the 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 selfie camera that arrives with fixed focal length, f/1.75 aperture, and a soft-LED light.

In terms of connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi A2 offers 4G LTE, dual-band (2.4GHz/ 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, IR emitter, USB Type-C, and Miracast.

There is no 3.5mm headphone jack in this smartphone. Sensors onboard the handset include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

Battery capacity on this phone is capped at 3,010mAh.

(Agencies)