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Highlights: Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India starts at Rs 16,999, pre-orders start from August 9

Xiaomi’s second-generation Android One phone, Mi A2, launched in India on Wednesday. The smartphone comes with a refreshed design along with incremental specifications upgrade over the last year’s popular Xiaomi Mi A2.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 08, 2018 21:15 IST

Xiaomi Mi A2 is finally here. Based on Google’s Android One platform, Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to Mi A1, the company’s first phone with non-MIUI ROM. Xiaomi Mi A2 was first launched in China as Mi 6X followed by a global launch in Spain last month.

Android One means the Xiaomi Mi A2 will run on stock Android. Android One certification also ensures Xiaomi Mi A2 will be among the set of priority phones to receive the latest updates and security patches from Google. Xiaomi Mi A2 is scheduled to receive Android Pie update in the coming weeks.

You can read our comprehensive launch copy here and also check out our first impressions of the Mi A2.

Xiaomi Mi A2 debuts in India. ( HT Photo )

Here are the highlights from Xiaomi’s Mi A2 India launch.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Wrap up

That’s all from Xiaomi’s Mi A2 launch. The new smartphone comes with 5.99-inch full HD+ display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 4GB of RAM. There will also be a 6GB variant in the future. The phone goes up for pre-order via Amazon India and on August 9, 12 noon.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Pre-order

Xiaomi Mi A2 will be up for pre-order via Amazon India and from August 9, 12 noon. Reliance Jio is offering Rs 2,200 instant cashback and up to 4.5TB of data with the new phone.

4:53PM IST

Xiaomi Mi A2: New variant

Xiaomi Mi A2 will soon be available in 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Price

Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB+ 64GB is priced at Rs 16,999.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Quick Charge

Mi A2 comes with a 10W charger. The phone supports Quick Charge 4+ while compatible chargers will be sold separately.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Performance

Xiaomi says Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC. The chipset has scored 79,000 on AnTutu.

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Xiaomi Mi A2: Android

Apart from the stock Android experience, Xiaomi Mi A2 is scheduled to receive Android Pie in the coming weeks.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 camera

The phone also comes with Google Lens integration and unlimited cloud storage through Google Photos.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 camera

Xiaomi Mi A2 sports a dual-camera setup of 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel sensors with f/1.75 aperture. Up front it has a 20-megapixel selfie camera with AI portrait selfies.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 colours

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in four different colours of gold, lake blue, rose gold, and black.

Xiaomi Mi A2 colour options. ( Xiaomi )
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Xiaomi Mi A2 design, display

Xiaomi Mi A2 features an aluminium body with a 5.99-inch Full HD display up front. It also has 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

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Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 was the company’s first Android One smartphone. Xiaomi says that the Mi A1 is the best selling Android device.

4:16PM IST

Xiaomi offline presence

Xiaomi has 20.27% share in the offline smartphone market in India. Xiaomi has its offline business in 40 cities across India.

4:15PM IST

Xiaomi company highlights.

Xiaomi crossed the $15 billion revenue mark crossed last year. Manu Jain says that Xiaomi is the fastest growing internet company in the world. He also says that Xiaomi is the fourth largest smartphone maker in the world.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 launch event begins

Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President of Xiaomi, takes the stage to start the launch event of Xiaomi Mi A2. Manu Jain talks about the company going public last month which is also the biggest tech IPO ever.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Google Lens

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with Google Lens integration which provides information about an item by just pointing the camera at it.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 features

Mi A2 runs stock Android but it comes with some Xiaomi features. Some of these include Mi Drop, File Manager, and a dedicated feedback button.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 storage variants

Xiaomi Mi A2 was globally launched in three storage variants starting with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Mi A1 is offered in only storage option of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One

Xiaomi Mi A2 is the company’s second Android One smartphone. Under this programme, Xiaomi Mi A2 will run stock Android and receive regular security updates. The smartphone will also be among the first to receive Android Pie.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 camera upgrades

Another highlight of Xiaomi Mi A2 will be in the camera department. Xiaomi has kept the dual-camera setup but with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor. Up front, there’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 new changes

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a new design in comparison to its predecessor, Mi A1. Xiaomi Mi A2 features a ‘full display’ with an 18:9 aspect ratio.