Xiaomi has officially announced its second generation Android One powered smartphone: the Mi A2. It sports a substantial number of near flagship level features on a midrange device. Including an impressive new dual camera setup on the back.
The Mi A2 shows its intentions of being a midrange powerhouse with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. Memory comes in a base 4GB RAM and 32GB storage configuration, but is available in three configurations that max out at 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Xiaomi is especially proud of its cameras. Spending a massive amount of time highlighting the capabilities of the dual cameras on the Mi A2. A combination of a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor appear on the back of the phone. Both of which feature an aperture of f/1.75.
Something called a 4-in-1 Super Pixel is also being employed in the Mi A2 cameras. This groups the 2μm pixels into groups of four. Which supposedly helps preserve colours and improve low light performance by increasing the amount of light captured.
On the front is a 20MP camera that is unsurprisingly also designed for maximising selfie quality. This mostly comes for the AI software that is capable of recognising backgrounds for an artificial bokeh effect.
The Android One programme also ensures that the Mi A2 will be one of the first to receive the upgrade to Android P later this year. There doesn’t appear to be a timetable for this to happen, but it should happen sooner rather than later.
The Mi A2 will cost 249 euro (RM1200) for the 4GB RAM/32GB storage version, 279 euro (RM1326) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version, and 349 euro (RM1660) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage version. It will be available in three colours: blue, gold, and black. There has been no announcement for any launch dates outside of Europe.
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