Xiaomi launched its second Android One phone—the Mi A2—in India on 8th August. The Mi A2 is the successor to the popular Xiaomi Mi A1 and it comes with major improvements in terms of design and camera.
Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications
The Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 2160×1080. This means it now has the now-conventional aspect ratio of 18:9. Powering the phone a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. The Mi A2 comes in two RAM variants of 4GB and 6GB RAM with internal storage options of 64GB and 128GB.
To click photos, the Mi A2 features a dual-camera setup on the back comprising of 12MP Sony IMX 486 sensor and 20MP Sony IMX 376 sensor. On the front, it has a 20MP selfie camera with flash, which is capable of delivering a DSLR-like depth-of-field effect.
The Mi A2’s runs on Android Oreo-based Android One platform rather than the MIUI ROM that powers other Xiaomi phones. Being an Android One device means Xiaomi Mi A2 is in a set of priority phones that receive the latest updates and security patches from Google. The Mi A2 thus will be eligible for an Android Pie update whenever Google makes it available for other phones.
Despite running stock Android, Xiaomi has bundled conveniences like Mi Drop, File Manager, and a dedicated feedback button on the Mi A2. It also comes with Google Lens integration, which lets you look up information about a subject by just pointing your phone’s camera at it.
Connectivity and other conveniences on the phone include dual-SIM functionality, 3,010 mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C support.