Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched the Mi 6X in China in April 2018. The smartphone is yet to be launched outside China where it will be renamed as Mi A2. We are now getting closer than ever to the release of Xiaomi Mi 6X’s Global version Mi A2. Recently, the smartphone has passed the National Communications Commission (NCC) certification with model number M1804D2SG. The NCC certification means the device will make it to Taiwan. But it is also expected in other markets like India. Even Xiaomi has now started teasing its next global launch event through its official Twitter and asking its fans where they would like to go with Mi for a global event.
The listing does not make any specific mention of the Xiaomi Mi A2 name, but the similarities to the Chinese Version Xiaomi Mi 6X (M1804D2SC) in terms of the model number suggest that this is indeed a new global offering which is Mi A2.
The certification reveals that the Mi A2 is suitable for Taiwan’s 4G frequency band 2600 MHz/1800 MHz/ 900 Mhz. Though it lacks 700 MHz band, it has 3CA carrier aggregation. The NCC certification didn’t reveal any other specs. It should sport identical specs as the Mi 6X, but it will deliver stock Android OS instead of using Xiaomi’s MIUI.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will feature a 5.99 inch LCD with 1080p+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will be powered by a Qualcomm 660 chipset clocked at 1.84 GHz which will be coupled with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.
The smartphone sports a dual camera setup like its predecessor consisting of 20 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 12 MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. On the front, it offers a 20 MP camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture. It will run on Android 8.1.0 Oreo and will be backed by a 3010 mAh battery. The predecessor Mi 5X/Mi A1 came with stock Android and this time will be doing the same.
The Xiaomi Mi 5X was announced in August and the Xiaomi Mi A1 a month after. Judging by that time frame, the Mi 6X was launched in April which means the Mi A2 will launch soon. The improved Mi A2 will give tough competition to those like the Honor 7X which was the top competitor of the Mi A1.