Xiaomi is reportedly working on a successor model for the Mi 5X phone that was introduced in July last year. Its successor phone – the Xiaomi Mi 6X has been already certified by TENAA authority in China. Just as the Mi 5X was introduced as Mi A1 Android One phone outside of China, the Mi 6X is also pegged to be available as Mi A2 outside of the home market. A tipster was able to find references of Mi A2 and the upcoming Redmi Y2 phone in the source code of the Indian version of the official site of Xiaomi. This suggest that the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Y2 may debut in India soon.
Texts such as “Mi A2 Hard Case”, “Redmi Y2 Perforated Case Black” and “Redmi Y2 Perforated Case Blue” has been spotted in the source code of Xiaomi’s site. As of this writing, they are no longer available on the website as they have been removed. However, the tipster was able to capture the following screenshots.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 could be an Android One phone like its predecessor. It is likely to arrive with same specs that are available on Mi 6X. Hence, it is rumored to arrive with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen that supports FHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is expected to be available in 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variants. For photography, it may feature a dual camera module that may include a 12-megapixel sensor and a 20-megapixel sensor. For shooting selfies, it may house the same 20-megapixel front-facing camera that is available on the Redmi Note 5 Pro that was launched in February in India. It is speculated to be powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC and it may feature a 2,910mAh battery.
Last year, Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5A and Note 5A Prime in China. The same phones later made their way to India as Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi Y2. The appearance of Redmi Y2 in the source code of Xiaomi’s site hints that its arrival is drawing near. The comapny may also debut the Redmi Y2 Lite alongside the Y2. However, as of this writing, there is no information available on the specs, features and pricing of Y2 and Y2 Lite.