Xiaomi Mi A2 launch date, specifications, expected price and alternatives in India

Xiaomi Mi 6X will debut in India as the Mi A1 successor, Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi 6X
Xiaomi Mi 6X and Mi A2 will share the same design language

Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant recently unveiled the Mi 6X in China. The smartphone is a successor to the Mi 5X which was launched as Mi A1 in global markets. So we can now expect that the Mi 6X will be labelled as Mi A2 for the other markets. The only difference between the Chinese and global variant is its software.

Specifications

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. In terms of storage, there are 32GB and 64GB options which are further expandable using a microSD card. The Mi 6X runs on MIUI whereas the much-awaited Mi A2 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One) out of the box.

On the optics front, the Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) sports a dual-camera setup at the back consisting of a 12-megapixel primary and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. Up front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter.

Launch Date and Expected Price

As of now, Xiaomi has not disclosed any details as of when the smartphone will make its way to India. The Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched a month after the Mi 6X’s launch. The company has also stopped bringing the Mi A1 in stock which could be because the launch date of Mi A2 is near. Considering the history, we can expect the launch of Mi A2 very soon. The company might host a launch event by June-end or sometime in July.

Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A launched: Price, Specifications and Alternatives

In terms of the pricing, the 4GB+64GB variant of the Xiaomi Mi 6X was launched in China for CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 17,000) while the 6GB+64GB variant is available for CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). Keeping Xiaomi’s track record in mind, the Mi A2 will be launched at a starting price of around Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 16,000.

Alternatives

As the smartphone is not available just yet, here are some alternatives available in India right now.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The device packs in 64GB of storage which is further expandable using a microSD card. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in India at a starting price of Rs. 14,999.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

Zenfone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The smartphone features a 5.99-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The dual-SIM handset runs on a near stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 starts at a price of Rs. 10,999.

Nokia 6.1

Nokia 6 (2018)
Nokia 6.1 is also a part of Google’s Android One program

Xiaomi Mi A2 will be a part of Google’s Android One program. If you are looking for an Android One smartphone, Nokia 6.1 is a great option. The Nokia 6.1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset. The device packs in 3GB or 4GB of RAM coupled with 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. The Nokia 6.1 is currently available at a starting price of Rs. 16,999.

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