Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched In India With 2200 Rs Cash Back Offer:- One of the most popular smartphone brands in India in 2018 – Xiaomi, has a whooping 31.1% of market share in India. Since its advent in the year 2011, the company has only seen an uprise firstly by becoming China’s largest smartphone company in 2014 and then the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. It also managed a world record for the “most mobile phones sold on a single platform in 24 hours” by selling 21,12,010 handsets through its direct-to-customer website MI.com.
Despite getting a tag of ‘chinese mobile’(earlier perceived as cheap and low quality), it entered Indian market exploiting completely to it’s favour the concept of ‘flash sale’ to market its value-for-money smartphones. It became an instant hit and the perfect device to upgrade for the low-end smartphone users. Since 2014, Xiaomi consistently outperformed established as well as indigenous smartphone brands becoming the most popular brand in India.
Called the ‘apple of China’, Indian customers too, surprisingly though, have been waiting every time for its latest release. This year when Xiaomi is at its peak, it is all set to launch Redmi A2 which has been in the news for quiet some time since its announcement globally at an event in Madrid, Spain on 24 July, 2018. It was launched in India on 09 August, 2018 in two variants – 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM (which will be launched later).Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to be on sale pre-order basis on Amazon India and Mi.com website and will be available officially on both sites on August, 16. The latest Android One smartphone by Xiaomi – Mi A2 is sold at a starting price of Rs. 16,999 and will reportedly come with Rs. 2200 cashback and 4.5 TB of extra data offer from Jio. Xiaomi and Google have announced that A2 will not only receive two years of regular android updates it will also be the fastest one to get Android P by the end of 2018.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specification And Features
Mi A2 will run on latest Android 8.1 (Oreo) and has Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset. It has Octa-core processor and GPU adreno 512. In terms of display it has a screen of 5.99-inch full-HD+ with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has a reduced 18:9 aspect ratio which gives it a minimum bezel look on all the sides. A2 will have a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 7.3 mm thick aluminium body design. It will accommodate Dual nano SIM on stand-by. The custom user interface is the their own MIUI.
The camera department is taken care of by Sony IMX48. The main camera consists of dual 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture with dual-LED flash and HD recording. It can make videos upto 2160P at 30fps (frames per second), 1080P with gyro-EIS and 720P at 120 fps. The front camera or the selfie camera will feature a 20 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash and Auto-HD recording. This can also make videos upto 1080P at 30fps.
In terms of hardware for communications A2 features Wi-Fi 802.11, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, infrared port and USB 2.0, Type-C connector. It will support 4G(India bands), 3G, 2G. All the commonly found sensors are present viz. accelerometer, gyro, light, proximity, compass and fingerprint sensor in the rear. A non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with an endurance rating of 73 hours with Quick Charging facility will be included in the handset. Unfortunately, A2 will not be having separate slot for micro-SD card but SIM 2 slot can be used if one adjust with only one SIM. There is also no provision for 3.5mm headphone jack also, instead Xiaomi is providing USB Type-C for the same.