The smartphone will be getting a major upgrade in terms of design and specs.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi launched the dual camera Mi A1 last year which was one of the best mid-range segment smartphones. Now, the company is ready for the second version of the smartphone, its successor Mi A2 which will also be running on stock Android UI like its predecessor. Press invites are being sent out for the launch of a smartphone on April 15 in China, and there is a great chance the smartphone is Mi 6X, also known as the Mi A2.
For those who are confused with the name, the Chinese counterpart of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is named as Mi 5X. So, the Mi A2 will be known as Mi 6X in China which is one of the best-anticipated smartphones this year. The company’s official handle on Chinese media platform Weibo reveals that the launch of the device will take place in China on April 25. Also in a Twitter post, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Wang Xiang revealed that the launch event would take place at Wuhan University, which is the alma mater of the company founder Lei Jun. Though he didn’t reveal any name or details of the smartphone, he piqued our interests by remarking “Are you excited to find out which device it is?”
The Mi A2/6X was recently spotted on the website of Chinese telecommunications certification agency, TENAA which also revealed some of the specs of the device. According to the website, the smartphone will feature a 5.99-inch display with 1080p+ resolution and will have an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will be backed by a 2910 mAh battery and offers a vertical dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor below it.
From other leaks, it is known that the Mi A2/6X will be powered by a 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm 626 chipset/ Helio P60 chipset which will be coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It is speculated that the smartphone will have 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 is said to offer a 20 MP camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The design of the smartphone will not be likely to carry a notch but will have smaller bezels. The Mi A1 was a huge competitor of the Honor 7X last year. We hope it will also be a worthy competitor to this year’s Honor 8X, likely to be launched towards the end of this year.