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Xiaomi Mi A2 pops up on online retailer, pricing and release confirmed

Xiaomi Mi A2 pops up on online retailer, pricing and release confirmed
Following the success of last year’s Xiaomi Mi A1, the low-cost Chinese brand is expected to unveil an official successor sometime this summer. Despite the current lack of an official announcement, though, one online retailer has decided to jump the gun by posting pre-orders for the Mi A2, revealing a number of its details in the process.

As expected from the Android One smartphone, the Mi A2 will be based on the Mi 6X. This means a metal construction will once again be present, with the front panel being adorned by a tall 6-inch display. Furthermore, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 will power the smartphone and it will be coupled with the choice of either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Those who choose the lower RAM count will gain access to 32GB or 64GB depending on their preference, while the latter model will ship with 128GB of internal storage. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that this won’t be expandable via microSD.

When it comes to the remaining details, stock Android 8.1 Oreo is expected to ship straight out of the box, although a speedy update to Android P is to be expected. Furthermore, keeping the lights on will be a 3,010mAh battery while, on the camera front, a main 12-megapixel rear sensor will be included next to a secondary 20-megapixel sensor, which itself is identical to the selfie camera featured up front.

Currently, Xiaomi is yet to confirm the device officially, but according to the online retailer, sales of the smartphone will commence August 8, suggesting an announcement will take place in the final week of July. In regards to pricing, the 32GB model kicks off the lineup at $290, with the 64GB setting consumers back $330, and the top-of-the-line 128GB model costing $370. Regardless of the variant chose, however, the device can be acquired in Black, Blue, or Gold.

source: Digitech (translated) via: GSMArena 

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11 Comments

worldpeace

Posts: 2968; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I like this kind of Android One smartphones.. It got mid-high specs, and timely update, at affordable price, just like the old nexuses.

Pabliell

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Sorry, but these days Android One means only "stock" Android. Google is no longer responsible for the updates, so the manufacturers often can't handle the "timely" part.

pokharkarsaga

Posts: 542; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Battery is a big disappointment. Those A73 cores are gonna drain battery much faster compared to A53 cores.

worldpeace

Posts: 2968; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Errr.... It also got 4 (semi-custom) A53 cores inside that SD660 for lightweight task.

ishaqthkr

Posts: 135; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Nokia 7 Plus will s**t on this one

AmashAziz

Posts: 2860; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

At 100$ higher for the same ROM variant.

Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1039; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It really won't

GreenMan

Posts: 2658; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

SD660 is quite a leap from the previous generation's SD625 or 626. And a sub $300 price-tag is REALLY impressive; given the fact that Blackberry & Samsung are selling phones with either this chip or a comparable one for nearly $600. And what else? Xiaomi is kind enough to provide us unlocked bootloaders and since this phone is Treble enabled; that means COUNTLESS Android Updates with a tad bit of tinkering! This phone has woken up the Android Purist inside The GreenMan! He might even buy one! G'Day!

worldpeace

Posts: 2968; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

S660 is dumbed down SD835 (just like SD652 compared to SD820, or SD808 to SD810) So, yeah.. It's much better than low-mid chipset like SD625.

Sparkxster

Posts: 1030; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Mi A2 is a very good deal at $330 for 64gb with the snapdragon 660.

Guaire

Posts: 847; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If such a phone really exist likely India will get it first, not Switzerland. The latter isn't even a official Xiaomi market as well I know. And those prices are exactly like Mi 6x's reseller prices. Real prices probably will be in line with the official China prices depending on the market of course. Always some resellers lists phones that expecting soon to be announced. That's free advertising for them. And some tech sites always reports them, even if they know the truth and I can bet that they know. Because that's a good clickbait.

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