Xiaomi Mi A2 to Make its Debut in India Today: Everything You Need to Know

The Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is all set to launch its latest Android One offering in India which has been rebranded as the Xiaomi Mi A2. The phone initially launched in China as the Mi 6X, and it is now making its way to the Indian market with the launch which is scheduled to happen at 4 PM today. The device will be the successor to the Mi A1 which was previously launched in the sub-continent. With this new series of smartphones, Xiaomi has started offering stock Android experience in the country. Also, the phone was first unveiled in Spain, and the 4GB+64GB variant will begin retailing first after the today’s launch. Another thing to note is that the device will be an Amazon exclusive handset.


Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch Live Stream Details
The Mi A2 launch has been scheduled for later today. The event, which is taking place in New Delhi, will kickstart at 4 PM. 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.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications and Features
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. Under the hood, it runs the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which comes accompanied by Adreno 512 GPU for graphics.

The phone also fares well as a useful camera device with the rear setup comprising of 12MP Sony IMX486 with f/1.75 aperture and 1.25-micron pixels, and a secondary 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel size. The camera on the back side comes equipped with dual-tone LED flash and PDAF.

On the front, for selfies, the Mi A2 sports a 20MP Sony IMX376 selfie camera with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and a soft-LED flash. The battery on the device is a 3010mAh one which comes with the Quick Charge 4 technology for fast-charging support in India. The phone boots Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Android One certification from Google meaning that the phone will be eligible for monthly security updates and patches.

Xiaomi Mi A2-India

Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Miracast, an IR emitter, and USB Type-C. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Xiaomi Mi A2. Sensors on the handset include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi A2’s pricing remains shrouded in mystery as of now. However, looking at the international pricing of the phone which was announced to be EUR 279 (about Rs 22,500) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and EUR 349 (about Rs 28,000) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option, it can be said that the phone will sell around the same price point only. Also, just the 4GB+64GB variant will be launched in India today while the higher end 6GB+64GB variant will probably make its entry into the market later.

According to an Amazon India pre-order listing, the Mi A2’s 4GB+64GB variant will retail for Rs 17,499 in India, but most likely, the device could be priced at Rs 16,999 or Rs 17,999.

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August 8, 2018 2:39 pm 2:39 PM

No thanks, I can’t be bothered to carry a dongle around.

They create a problem then offer a solution

August 8, 2018 12:52 pm 12:52 PM

Good specs finally! It takes “Courage” to ditch SD625.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 8, 2018 1:50 pm 1:50 PM

LoL. You haven’t seen Redmi 6 Pro?

Vishal Chennai
August 8, 2018 9:53 am 9:53 AM

Honor play makes more sense than Mi A2 . Honor play has more battery and good processor . With some price drops in honor play will attract more buyers

Moin Dalal
August 8, 2018 1:09 pm 1:09 PM

Huawei Stopped unlocking bootloader so nopoint of purchasing Huawei devices

August 8, 2018 12:10 pm 12:10 PM

pure android…that’s the point.

Vishal Chennai
August 8, 2018 1:15 pm 1:15 PM

YouTube techies are telling that Mi A2 is not optimised properly in RAM management, buggy proximity sensor, poor calibration of auto brightness sensor etc so they have to price it aggressively else it will not be a hit like Mi A1 I don’t know why xiaomi is struggling in optimising stock Android??

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 8, 2018 1:52 pm 1:52 PM

Mi A2 won’t sell well. They will drop the price of RN5 Pro and it will sell well in upcoming months.There is sale for RN5 Pro in 10-12August. Please grab one if you want. Flash RR on Oreo 8.1. you will get better experience than MiA2.

Tushar Malhotra Ludhiana Punjab
August 8, 2018 1:09 pm 1:09 PM

Only disappointing factor for me to not buy mi a2 is its battery.
Don’t know why they didn’t include 4000mah battery. Design is similar to Redmi note 5 pro.
After 2-3 updates, I am sure that people will start getting frustrated with batyery issues.
Also this phone’s screen brightness is also an issue

August 8, 2018 12:48 pm 12:48 PM

Im using custom skin for last 3 or 4 years and I don’t think it makes a point all I care about is bloatware.
In custom skins, many tweaks such as dual apps or duplicate apps are available and it’s a blessing for me..