Xiaomi Mi A2 design and software details get reconfirmed in live image
As with the Mi 6X, Xiaomi’s upcoming Android One smartphone will make the switch over to the popular 18:9 aspect ratio, which naturally leads to reduced bezels up top and down below. Despite this, though, the low-cost nature of the device means they are still relatively thick if compared to other devices on the market. When it comes to the rear, no live images have appeared as of yet, although the Mi 6X boasts an aluminum construction and vertical dual-camera setup in the corner. Additionally, just like last year’s device, the 2018 model will feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner.
Moving away from the design aspect, the image in question confirms that stock Android 8.1 Oreo will be on board. Interestingly, though, the smartphone comes installed with the May 2018 Android security patch. Considering the device shown off is likely a prototype, however, this should be updated to either the July or August 2018 security patches. Furthermore, a quick update to Android 9.0 P upon its release is to be expected.
At this moment in time, it’s unclear when exactly Xiaomi plans to officially unveil the Xiaomi Mi A2, although an announcement towards the beginning of August is starting to look like the most likely scenario. After all, the company has recently held a competition within its Mi Community that will see a limited number of fans fly over to Madrid, Spain at the end of July to get an early look at the smartphone ahead of its unveiling.