Xiaomi Mi A2 Powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC Stops at Geekbench

Xiaomi has been silent about the existence of Mi A2, but the smartphone has been appearing on the web every now and then. After confirming its presence via a certification site, the Mi A2 has now paid a visit to benchmark portal Geekbench, which further confirms that Xiaomi will indeed be rebranding the Mi 6X as Mi A2 for international markets. There are countless rumours on the web hinting at the Mi 6X will be rebranded as Mi A2, but Xiaomi has allegedly said that there’s no smartphone with Mi A2 moniker at the moment. As per the Geekbench listing, the Mi A2 will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, clubbed with 4GB of RAM and the device was running Android 8.1 Oreo during the time of running the benchmark.

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The smartphone achieved a single-core score of 1630 and a multi-core score of 4657. These scores are below par when compared to other Snapdragon 660 SoC smartphones such as the Nokia 7 Plus and even the Mi 6X. The Mi 6X managed to score over 5500 multi-core score and so does the Nokia 7 Plus. These scores are more or less equal to what the Redmi Note 5 Pro achieved with the Snapdragon 636 SoC. In fact, the Note 5 Pro achieved a score of around 5000 every time in Geekbench.

This is surprising, but maybe the device could be running an early version of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Mi A2 is expected to be the successor of Xiaomi Mi A1, the company’s sole Android One smartphone to date. Being an Android One device, the smartphone will run a clean version of Android 8.1 Oreo, same as the Mi A1.

The Xiaomi Mi 6X in China arrived with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display on the front, Snapdragon 660 chip inside, up to 6GB of RAM, dual rear cameras of a primary 20MP sensor and a 20MP camera on the front is also present on the smartphone. The only downside with the device is the 3010mAh battery.

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“The only downside with the device is the 3010mAh battery”

Nope, there’s one more downside: Lack of 3.5mm headphone jack.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Battery life is great !!!!!Dont worry about that!!!!!4-6 Hours of screen on time depending upon usage!!!!!

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

That’s 636 scores, and not 660 sadly. 660 gives over 5.8k in multi core score on geekbench as this is an underclocked processor.

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

This device ain’t gonna be successful, if not at par with Mi6X…

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

I didn’t get you!!!!!

Sandeep Bansal, Manipal
Sandeep Bansal, Manipal

I meant that MiA2 won’t be as successful as Mi6X, if Xiaomi doesn’t release MiA2 with SD660

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

It will be released with snapdragon 660!!!!!There is no other way round!!!!! The sales of Redmi Note 5 Pro is declining due to irritating flash sales!!!!!!Nobody is ready to wait any more and want to get it by giving extra money!!!!!Hopefully A2 won’t suffer same fate!!!! MIUI in 5 Pro was buggy!!!!!It is still buggy after latest update of 9.5.13!!!!!Battery life has improved though after every update!!!!! So thats the reason people will go for stick android and Snapdragon660!!!!! People were pissed off by Nokia 7 Plus pricing!!!!!!Now Xiaomi has chance to price it around 18000 for base variant and… Read more »

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Xiaomi Mi A2 will surely come with Snapdragon 660!!!!! There is no other way round!!!!! They have to bring this with Snapdragon 660 and stock android to compensate less sales of Note 5 Pro!!!!! Yes Note 5 Pro sales are declining!!!!! Everybody is pissed off and nobody is ready to wait and give extra money for same!!!!!Also this time around MIUI is buggy on RedmiNote 5 Pro and it is still buggy after did months and after 9.5.13 even though battery life has improved through each update!!!!!I hope they bring No A2 below 20000 for base variant!!!!!For 22000 top variant!!!!!There… Read more »

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

I hope MIUI on Redmi Note 5 Pro after MIUI 10 brings optimized properly!!!!!4GB Ram and Processor is not utilized properly in my honest opinionn!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Chinese version. Actually has Snapdragon 660!!!!!

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
Kiran Fernandes | Goa

I’m surprised! Yes it’s the same phone! GSMArena says MiA2 (Mi 6X). No card slot, no 3.5mm jack, 3000mah battery lol.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Why surprised? Like last year it will be this year!!!!!

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