It's the second phone in the Android One series of phones from the Chinese tech giant.
The design, AI-powered cameras, and performance are some of the highlights of the phone. On the front of the device is a 20MP selfie snapper with AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, and Portrait Mode features.
In terms of software, the phone runs stock Android, rather than the MIUI ROM which runs atop other Xiaomi phones. It will also get the Android Pie update and will also support Android's new gesture-based update with that comes with the update. 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.
Now, the Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor Play have the same storage configurations of 4GB RAM plus 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM plus 64GB storage. Xiaomi Mi A2 is an Amazon-exclusive smartphone and it will also be able via Mi.com. It goes on sale on August 16. There is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Xiaomi Mi A2. Similar to its predecessor, the Mi A2 too, has a metal body. On the other hand, the phone carries a 20MP front camera with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS).
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The Android 9 Pie release is the proof in the proverbial pudding that Android as an operating system has hit its stride. The exceedingly tall notch at the top also seems to stretch the status bar with vertically centered icons.
Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor powers the Xiaomi Mi A2. The phone is expected to be launched with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage options. The dual rear cameras are placed vertically at the top left corner of the phones. Asus seems poised to take on OnePlus and we therefore expect them to undercut OnePlus prices by a significant margin, making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phones around. The Redmi 5A arrived in India a month later, in November 2017, and if you'd recall, its starting price at that point in time was Rs. 4,999 - a Rs. 1,000 introductory discount that ended in March this year. The selfie camera is capable of DSLR-like shallow depth-of-field. It is set to replace the Mi A1 in Xiaomi's line of stock Android devices.
Xiaomi Mi A2: What's new?
The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It supports Quick Charge 4+ standard, but you'll have to buy a supported charger separately.