Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 on the same day the MIUI 10 was introduced, but the phone arrives with MIUI 9.5 in the box, based on Android Oreo 8.0. It supports Quick Charge 4+ standard, but you'll have to buy a supported charger separately.
On the photography front, the Mi A2 features a dual camera setup with on the back comprising of 12MP Sony IMX 486 sensor and 20MP Sony IMX 376.
To recap, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a big slim-bezeled IPS display up front that pushes a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels across 5.99 inches.
The device will be available to pre-order starting tomorrow and sales start from August 16th. The device also has a slew of camera-centric features and modes to give a better experience.
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Xiaomi's previous premium device in India was the Mi Mix 2, launched past year.
Going by the recent information, the Mi A2 is believed to be priced at Rs. 17,499 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space in Gold color. It is set to replace the Mi A1 in Xiaomi's line of stock Android devices. They are aided by phase-detection autofocus, and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. Let's see how the smartphone compares against competition in terms of specification. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. The Mi A2 doesn't have a microSD card slot.
Touted to be one of the most anticipated budget smartphones in India, Xiaomi Mi A2 will be launched in the Indian markets today. Moreover, Xiaomi is confident that it will be able to deliver the latest Android 9 Pie to the Mi A2.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is certainly an interesting smartphone from a company that prides itself with a lower field failure rate.