The Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone was the first and only smartphone launched by the Chinese smartphone maker that came under the Android One Program. By Android One, we mean the initiative taken by Google to provide stock Android experience to users at low prices.
Xiaomi products have been typically having MIUI interface which is Xiaomi’s custom UI based on the latest Android version at the time. Now we know for a fact that the Mi A1 was quite a success due to the inclusion of a dual-camera setup and of course its Android One software. Therefore it makes a lot of sense for Xiaomi to launch a successor to this smartphone in India.
The reason we say India is because the Xiaomi has already launched a smartphone called the Mi 6X in China. Now the predecessor of this phone, called the Mi 5X, actually was rebranded in India as the Mi A1 so there is no reason to believe that Xiaomi will do not do the same for the Mi 6X.
When we come to the specs of the device, we see that the Mi 6X has the all new and powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC and at least 4 GB of RAM. However, as China’s massive firewall restricts stock Android freedom, the phone comes with heavily customised MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1.
From the back, it seems the Mi A2 will be looking exactly like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The dual-camera system is also expected to feature a much better sensor.
The device was also very recently spotted on the benchmarking website called as Geekbench and it showed some very impressive scores. The alleged Xiaomi Mi A2 on Geekbench shows scores of 1,630 and 4,657 in the single-core and multi-core benchmarks respectively.
Launch & Pricing
If Xiaomi does indeed launch the Mi A2 in the coming months then it would have a very big lineup of devices, in approximately the price range between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. In that sense, Xiaomi could consider it to be the ultimate market domination tool and this would, in turn, make life quite difficult for other Chinese rivals such as Honor, which does not have the massive depth that Xiaomi could possess in the coming months.
Reports are suggesting that the phone could launch in Taiwan first before being introduced in India. Chinese rivals Oppo and Vivo will most likely be also joining the party of Rs 15,000 category smartphones, but it is known now for some time that no one has been able to match Xiaomi in terms of raw hardware for the price. We shall keep our fingers crossed for a timely release of this device and once again it can be assumed that the phone will sell like hotcakes. Let’s just hope that there is no notch on the device. Will you upgrade? Cashify is Xiaomi’s exclusive exchange partner anyway!