Xiaomi’s Mi A2 to launch on August 08; Will be Amazon Exclusive
Xiaomi is all set to launch Mi A2, which is its next-generation Android One phone, on August 8. The phone will be exclusively available on Amazon. The ecommerce retailer is running a teaser page for the smartphone confirming the launch date. As per the teaser, the smartphone will be exclusive to the ecommerce site and to get an idea of the availability, the users can click the ‘Notify Me’ option to get the notifications. The price of Mi A2 is not yet disclosed.
software updates. It was launched in Spain earlier in July. It was announced previously, by the head of Xiaomi India, Manu Kumar Jain that the Mi A2 India launch event will be held on August 8, which is when the phone’s price will be revealed.
A dedicated page for the Xiaomi Mi A2 has been posted by Amazon India on its platform. There is a ‘Notify Me’ button featured on the page which provides an option to sign in using your name, email ID, and phone number to receive notifications on the availability and the arrival of the smartphone in India. The phone will also be available on Xiaomi’s own Mi.com site. Meanwhile, the key highlights of the Xiaomi Mi A2 including cameras, processor, and Android One certification are also highlighted on the Amazon page along with the teaser.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Features and Specifications
The phone is a part of Google Android One program along with regular software updates promised for the next two years. Its unadulterated software is the biggest talking points of Mi A2. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 and runs a stock version of Android 8.1 Oreo which is in contrast to the Europe and other markets, where Xiaomi Mi A2 will support Quick Charge 3.0. The price of the phone is not yet disclosed but it will cost around Rs 20,000. Mi A2 will be available in four colour variants: Black, Gold, Rose gold and Blue.
Mi A2 was launched in Spain in 3 storage variants – 4GB RAM/32GB memory, 4GB RAM/64GB memory, and 6GB RAM/128GB memory. But in India only 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model will get launched. The smartphone has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a screen aspect ratio of 18:9 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection with a metal unibody design and the display is covered by a 2.5D curved glass.
Mi A2 is backed by a 3010mAh battery and powered by the Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. When it comes to photography things, expectations regarding its camera performance are also riding high. The phone has a 12MP+20MP dual-rear cameras with each sensor having an f/1.75 aperture, but unlike last year, the secondary shooter doesn’t have a telephoto lens (for optical zoom).The rear camera has a dual tome LED flash and PDAF setup. It supports a 20MP selfie camera with AI portrait mode. The camera specifications of the phone is similar to that of OnePlus 5T.
If we talk about the phone’s connectivity, the smartphone includes Bluetooth v5.0, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, an IR emitter, Miracast and USB Type-C. There is a disadvantage that the phone does not have 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is incorporated with the following sensors: accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.