Xiaomi is set to bring out its second-generation smartphone, the Mi A2, to Indian shores on Wednesday. The phone is the successor to the company’s Mi A2 smartphone and is based on Android One OS. It is being touted to carry some credible improvements over the last year model in terms of its camera and design. One of the primary and more visible enhancement is the screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and comparatively much thinner bezels. The Mi A2 boasts of a 5.99-inch display with a full HD+ display. It runs on a Snapdragon 660 processor which has been paired with an Adreno 512 GPU. It is available in 4GB and 6GB RAM, as well as 32GB/64GB/128GB ROM models.
For the optics, there is a now common dual camera setup at the back which has a 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor. For selfies, Xiaomi has put up a 20-megapixel front camera along with flash or “selfie-light”, also capable of producing a shallow depth-of-field akin to a DSLR camera. The phone will be booting stock Android, courtesy the Android One platform (most Xiaomi phones are known to feature the company’s very own MIUI). This also means that the Mi A2 will be on the priority list of phones to receive the latest Google updates and patches.
However, Xiaomi has still packed some of its indigenous features like the Mi Drop, File Manager, and a dedicated feedback button. Then there’s the Google Lens that allows the users to search for information about an item by simply aiming the camera at it. The USB Type-C support, dual-SIM functionality, 3,010mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.0, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor round up the list of the other specifications for Xiaomi’s much-awaited smartphone.