After passing through Singapore’s Communications Authority, Xiaomi‘s upcoming mid-range smartphone Mi A2 has now passed through NCC Certification in Taiwan, hinting at the phone’s imminent launch.
While the certification doesn’t mention the name Mi A2, it lists a model number M1804D2SG which is similar to the Mi A2’s Chinese variant Mi 6X. The certification doesn’t reveal the phone’s specs but it complies with Taiwan’s carrier standards.
With the smartphone passing through various certifications, it seems that the launch of the Mi A2 is not far away. In fact, Xiaomi has started teasing a global launch event where the company is expected to launch the Mi A2 smartphone globally. However, the company has not revealed date for this launch event.
In the software department, instead of the company’s own MIUI, the Mi A2 will be running on the stock Android Oreo operating system given that it is a part of Google‘s Android One initiative. Its predecessor, Mi A1 was also a part of Android One and came with stock Android OS.
The specifications of the smartphone are expected to be same as the Mi 6X. It is expected to feature a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that supports FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor along with 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB internal storage. Some reports indicate that there’ll be another variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
As for the camera, the device is expected to boast a dual camera setup consisting of a 20-megapixel + 20-megapixel sensors on the backside while on the front side, there will be a 20-megapixel selfie snapper. It could be powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
The smartphone was recently spotted on Swiss online retailing website, which suggested that the Mi A2 will be priced higher than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. According to the listing, the 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models carried price tags of CHF 289 (~$293), CHF 329 (~$333) and CHF 369 (~$374) respectively.