Xiaomi Mi A2, the second Android One phone from the Chinese brand in India, was launched in the country yesterday. While the first Mi A2 flash sale is planned for August 16, fans have the opportunity to order the device in advance from today, August 9th. Although it is called a pre-order sale, it will be quite similar to a flash sale in nature if the company has a limited stock of pre-sale it has held in the past. The Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India remains the same for both pre-orders and flash sales, as the company does not offer any special advantages for pre-booking the device except for early shipping.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Pre-Order Details
The pre-order sale of Mi A2 will only be continued until Xiaomi receives bookings for all units it has in stock – while this means that there is no official end date for the pre-bookings, but it is still likely that the sale will take place within a few minutes. As with other Xiaomi pre-bookings, today’s pre-sale of Mi A2 requires buyers to make full payment for the mobile device online, as there is no COD delivery. Pre-orders can be placed on both Mi.com and Amazon.in at 12:00 am IST.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications
The dual-sim (Nano) Xiaomi Mi A2 runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and as part of Google’s Android One program is certified to provide an optimized Android experience and timely updates. The company promises ‘minimally preloaded apps.’ The smartphone has a 5.99-inch full-HD + (1080×2160 pixels) screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a pixel density of 403ppi. It is protected by 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5. The Mi A2 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz) in combination with 4 GB or 6 GB RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a dual rear camera, with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor in the primary camera, with 1.25-micron pixels with a f/1.75 aperture. It uses a 20-megapixel IMX376 sensor as a secondary camera on the back, with 2-micron pixels, 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology, and f/1.75 aperture. The setup of the reversing camera also has a flash module. At the front, the Mi A2 carries the same 20-megapixel sensor, complete with a soft-light flash module.
Xiaomi is looking for various ‘AI Camera’ functions, including Portrait mode (available on the front camera), Beauty Mode 4.0 and face recognition. There is also a ‘Smart Lens Selection’ function, which selects the right rear sensor based on the lighting conditions. The smartphone also offers electronic image stabilization (EIS) for video recording. As we said, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is available in two built-in storage options – 64 GB and 128 GB – depending on the purchased variant.
Connectivity options on the Mi A2 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / A-GPS and a USB Type-C (v2.0) port. There is no 3.5 mm headphone jack on the phone. It carries a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, while other sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope and motion sensor. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 3000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0, but the smartphone comes with a regular 10W charger in the box. It measures 158.7×75.4×7.3mm and weighs 168 grams.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Price
Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India is Rs. 16,999 for the variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage space; the basic 32 GB storage model is not launched in India, as Gadgets 360 had reported earlier. The company also said during the launch event in India that the 128 GB storage space and 6 GB RAM of the smartphone will be released in the country at a later date. This means that you only have one variant today to order in advance.