The Mi A2’s India launch is happening on August 8 and there are already a couple of reports out about what to expect. The Android One handset got shown off to the world earlier this week in Spain and it seems Xiaomi has some special plans for its India arrival.
For instance, the Mi A2 is going to support Quick Charge 4.0 only in India. The rest of the world will have to make do with Quick Charge 3.0 in their unit. The change is pretty significant as the newer standard can provide up to 5 hours of charging in just 5 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Quick Charge 4.0
There is a catch here though – the Mi A2 comes bundled with a standard 5V/2A charger in the box. Owners will have to invest in a fast charger to get the benefits of Quick Charge 4.0 in their device. Xiaomi hasn’t offered any explanation as to why it’s reserving the quicker standard only for India.
Gadgets 360 reports that Xiaomi isn’t bringing the entry-level 3GB/32GB version of the smartphone to India. The brand’s apparently decided to skip ahead to the 4GB/64GB option. It still hasn’t made a definitive decision about whether it should bring the 6GB/128GB model to the nation.
The Mi A2 is significantly more expensive than the Rs 13999 Mi A1, so the price difference might give some customers pause. The 4GB/64GB variant of the former goes for EUR 279 (roughly Rs 22500) and its 6GB/128GB version goes for EUR 349 (around Rs 28100).
Specifications of the Xiaomi Mi A2:
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 660
– Display: 5.99-inch 18:9, 1080 x 2160 pixels
– GPU: Adreno 512
– Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
– RAM: 4GB/6GB
– Camera: 20MP + 12MP rear, 20MP front
– Battery: 3010mAh
– Size: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
– Weight: 168g
– Connectivity: 4G, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fiac, USB Type-C, A-GPS, GLONASS
Xiaomi may lower the rates in India since it manufactures phones locally, plus taxes vary by country. Interestingly, the subcontinent may see a new Rose Gold variant added to the lineup. The phone was announced in Gold, Black, and Blue shades for Europe.