Xiaomi Mi A2 launched in India for Rs 16,999

09 August, 2018, 18:38 | Author: Patty Hardy
  • A closer look at the dual-camera setup on Xiaomi Mi A2

The smartphone may easily follow in the footsteps of its hugely popular predecessor.

Last month, Xiaomi Mi A2 launch in Spain made quite a buzz in the mobile community. Xiaomi Malaysia just dropped the price of their jewel of a budget handset, bringing the entire range below the RM900 mark.

Battery and OS Xiaomi Mi A2 is fuelled by a 3,010mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4+ which will be available later this year. The smartphone features a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Mi A2 is an Android One smartphone that packs mid-range specifications. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset with an Adreno 512 GPU. Interested viewers will have to register on Xiaomi's website.

Xiaomi's latest smartphone, Mi A2 comes with upgrades under the hood and on the design aspect over its predecessor, Mi A1.

The pre-orders for the phone has already began with the sale opening on August 16, 12 pm. The device will be the successor to the Mi A1 which was previously launched in the sub-continent. However the smartphone's metal body has a matte finish look. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display.

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The Zenfone 5Z will be the second smartphone to be available in India with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is expected to come to India at a later date. Surprisingly, the phone doesn't have a headphone jack. The device also has a dual rear camera with a 12 mp megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor. Xiaomi insists the additional 20MP sensor at the back aids in lowlight imaging. They are aided by phase-detection autofocus, and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. However, it seems Xiaomi will undercut that estimate by a substantial margin.

Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Miracast, an IR emitter, and USB Type-C. Incidentally, Xiaomi Mi A2 does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, which means traditional 3.5mm headphones can not be connected to the smartphones directly. It will also get the Android Pie update and will also support Android's new gesture-based update with that comes with the update. Another thing to note is that the device will be an Amazon exclusive handset.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 shines in the imaging department. The main camera setup can record 4k videos at 30fps, whereas the secondary camera can only record 1080p videos at 30fps. The camera appears to lack OIS. The motorized camera module hides a 16MP + 20MP dual rear camera and a 25MP front camera.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is certainly an interesting smartphone from a company that prides itself with a lower field failure rate.

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