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Xiaomi Mi A2 live updates: 5.99-inch display, Snapdragon 660, Android One, Amazon India exclusive and more

Xiaomi Mi A2 will mostly likely be Amazon India and mi.com exclusive.

  • Published: August 8, 2018 3:09 PM IST
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Xiaomi Mi A2 is set to launch in India today. This is the second smartphone from Xiaomi that will be running on Android One platform. The Mi A2 was launched in Europe last month and the company is bringing it to India, its key market after China. According to an Amazon listing spotted earlier today, the device is expected to be priced around Rs 17,499.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, running alongside 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen and a dual-camera setup at the back, featuring AI capabilities. It will be running stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-box. Xiaomi had a really patchy record with updates on the Mi A1 and with Mi A2, it will have to deliver on the promise of timely and stable software updates.

Early this week, Google made Android 9 Pie official and the operating system has already been pushed out to non-Pixel smartphone like the Essential Phone. At India launch event, the key question would be whether Xiaomi will offer timeline for Android P update.  The company will be live streaming the entire event online. You can follow this space to get minute-to-minute updates.

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That’s about it from the event. Here is our review of the Xiaomi Mi A2. Be the first to read it.

https://bit.ly/2vuHC95

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Jio is offering a Rs 2,200 cashback and 4.5TB of data with the Mi A2

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The smartphone will also go on sale on August 16 at 12PM.

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available on pre-order tomorrow at 12PM on Amazon India and mi.com. The device will ship within a week.

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There will also be 6GB + 128GB variant coming soon.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB+64GB variant will be available at Rs 16,999

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Comparing key specifications of the Mi A2 with the Mi A1

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The company has about 1,000 service centers in the country

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Xiaomi will be manufacturing the smartphone in India

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A quick look at all its key features

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Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 will get gesture navigation on Android P

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Promises to give regular security updates

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Xiaomi Mi A2 will be getting Android P

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Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with Google Photos as its default gallery app. Will carry all its features

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Pranab Mookken Head of Google Partnership India has taken the stage to talk about Google’s partnership with Xiaomi

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Xiaomi is comparing front camera samples of the Mi A2 to iPhone X and OnePlus 6

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Xiaomi is showcasing the benefit of HDR on Mi A2 camera

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The Mi A2 comes with a 20-megapixel selfie camera

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A short video to compare the camera on Mi A2 to the one on Mi A1 is being played.

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It is comparing sample images take from Xiaomi Mi A2 to iPhone X and OnePlus 6

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Xiaomi is talking about how the dual-rear camera will help take great portrait shots

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Comes in four colors of Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Lake Blue

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First smartphone in India to feature Gorilla Glass 5

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The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port and a 5.99-inch full HD+ display

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Aluminum unibody design

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Xiaomi is playing a video featuring the Xiaomi Mi A2

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 is announced

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Xiaomi is playing a video that has Mi users talking about their experience with the Mi A1.

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Xiaomi is talking about the success it has achieved with the Mi A1

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Xiaomi has managed to get about 20 percent market share in the offline space, only in 1 year

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It is the number 1 brand in India with 30 percent market share

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Xiaomi is the 4th largest smartphone in the world and has grown 50 percent year-on-year

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Xiaomi is discussing milestones, one of which is crossing $15 billion evaluation in 7 years.

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And the event has just started!

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The event is about to begin, as the audience is getting seated.

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The event will be starting in about 6 minutes. Till then here is a quick comparison between the Mi A2 and its predecessor.

https://bit.ly/2OQiyBn

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We are only a few minutes away from the unveiling of Xiaomi Mi A2 in India

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  • Published Date: August 8, 2018 3:09 PM IST