Xiaomi has scheduled a global launch event on 24th July in Madrid, Spain where the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is expected to launch Mi A2 smartphone, which is the successor of the Mi A1 that was launched last year.
Now, ahead of the phone’s official launch, the company has confirmed that the Mi A2 will be a part of Google’s Android One program, just like its predecessor Mi A1. Xiaomi posted a photo on Twitter which shows the smartphone and number “2” and “The Next Gen is Coming” text.
The accompnying text with the image reads “Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this…#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #2isbetterthan1.” While the company has not revealed the launch date, reports indicate that the phone will be launched at the Spain event.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 was the first Android One smartphone from the company and the first to not feature its own MIUI custom interface. The device was first introduced in India and was the rebranded version of the Mi 5X that was launched in India.
Similarly, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is also said to be the rebranded version of the Redmi 6 Pro smartphone that was launched in China earlier this year. The specifications of the Mi A2 and as well as the Mi A2 Lite have already been leaked online.
The Mi A2 is expected to feature a 5.99-inch full-screen display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. It is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor while the Lite variant is expected to have 5.84-inch noteched display and will be powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC.
The smartphone is expected to come in multiple variants based on the memory configuaration, including 4GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
The device also comes with a dual camera setup on the back, boasting a 12MP + 20MP sensors. On the front side, reports indicate that it will feature a 20MP snapper. While the Lite variant is said to feature 12MP + 5MP sensors on back and 5MP front-facing camera.
Being a part of Android One, both device will be running on stock Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box. The Mi A2 reportedly lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack and will be fuelled by a a 3,010mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support.
Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to be availale in three color options — Blue, Black and Gold color variants. As for the pricing, the lowest configuration model of the Mi A2 is expected to be priced around $290 whereas the highest variant may carry a price tag of around $370.
However, we’ll have to wait for the official launch event to know the official pricing and availability details. At the Spain launch event, Xiaomi is also expected to launch the Mi Max 3 global variant, which is scheduled to launch in China on 19th July.