Two weeks after its global launch, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Mi A2, the successor of its Android One smartphone Mi A1. The Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone, which means it has stock Android UI, and should receive updates directly from Google.
To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a big slim-bezeled IPS display up front that pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels across 5.99 inches. This handset is marking the entry of the second Xiaomi phone, which is a part of Android One initiative being carried out in India.
In India, the Mi A2 will be available in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage respectively.
The device will be available to pre-order starting tomorrow and sales start from August 16th. The facial recognition feature is in line with the recent trend as it is seen on many other mid-range smartphones launched lately. The Mi A2 features considerable improvements in design and camera over the outgoing device. The smartphone bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF. There is a 20MP front camera with AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, and Portrait Mode.
Mi A2 packs a 3,010mAh battery and will support Qualcomm's QuickCharge 4.0 in India. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, IR Blaster, and USB Type-C port. Moreover, Xiaomi is confident that it will be able to deliver the latest Android 9 Pie to the Mi A2. But it does come with Electronic Image Stabilization to ensure good video quality.
Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 on the same day the MIUI 10 was introduced, but the phone arrives with MIUI 9.5 in the box, based on Android Oreo 8.0. Internationally, Mi A2 was launched in three colours - gold, blue and black and hopefully Xiaomi will be launching the same colors in India as well.