Xiaomi Mi A2 with promised Android 9 Pie update, two 20-megapixel cameras launched in India: Price, specifications

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New Delhi | Updated:Aug 08, 2018 5:11:56 pm

Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch event kicks off with Manu Kumar Jain talking about the company and staging the launch of the smartphone

Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch today

Xiaomi Mi A2 has finally launched in India. Xiaomi at its New Delhi event took the wraps off the Mi A2 – its second Android One smartphone after the Mi A1 that launched last year. The Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched in Spain for European and other international markets back in July this year.

There is also a smaller version of the Mi A2 called the Mi A2 Lite that debuted alongside Mi A2 last month, however, Xiaomi is not bringing it to India. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has been listed on Amazon where its pricing has also been leaked ahead of the official launch.

Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch Live Update & Streaming

The Xiaomi Mi A2 launch event will kick off at 4 pm today in New Delhi. The company will be live streaming the launch event via its Facebook page and its website. You can tap on the below video feed to watch the event online, however, the feed will not begin until 4:00 pm, as mentioned. You can head to Xiaomi’s official website to watch the event.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch begins at 4 pm

Highlights

    17:00 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 launched in India

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 has finally launched in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. However, the company announced that a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model will be available soon, without sharing any pricing or availability information. The smartphone has a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display, Snapdragon 660 SoC, and 3010mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ technology.

    16:55 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 India Availability

    Manu Kumar Jain announced that the Mi A2 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will be announced soon. The company has not announced the pricing or availability of the smartphone yet. The pre-order starts 12 pm on August 9 on both Mi.com and Amazon. While the first sale for the Mi A2 begins August 16 on all online and offline channels.

    16:52 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 India price announced

    Xiaomi Mi A2 India price is Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. 

    16:49 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 is 'Made in India'

    All the units of Xiaomi Mi A2 sold in India will be manufactured under the Make in India programme. This comes after the announcement of Xiaomi partner Holitech investing heavily in India for the manufacturing of phone components here.

    16:47 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 processor and battery charging technology

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and it supports Quick Charge 4+ technology

    16:46 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Camera Details

    16:44 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 announced to get Android 9 Pie

    Xiaomi Mi A2 announced to be one of the first devices to get Android 9 Pie later this year, says Mookken

    16:43 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One features

    There are features as automatic identification of photos, thanks to the preloaded Google Photos app on the Xiaomi Mi A2

    16:42 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Google's Android One is at heart of Mi A2

    Pranab Mookken, Head of Android Partnerships, India, is onstage to talk about the partnership between Google's Android One programme and Xiaomi, continuing since the launch of Mi A1 last year.

    16:39 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi's winning it all

    Here's what Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain has shared about the company, touting its success globally. 

    16:37 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Selfie Cameras

    There is a Selfie Light flash on the 20-megapixel front camera. There is Auto HDR on both the cameras. 

    16:35 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Mi A2 Camera Features

    Xiaomi Mi A2 has EIS, AI-powered Portrait Mode and support for 4K videos up to 30 frames per second. There are several filters that users can try out in the camera app.

    16:34 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Cameras

    There is a 20-megapixel primary and 12-megapixel secondary camera on the Mi A2. Manu Kumar Jain says that Xiaomi Mi A2 can capture the best shot as compared to the flagships such as iPhone X

    16:28 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Processor

    Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. The processor was launched last year, however, it is one of the most preferred SoC for the mid-range smartphones.

    16:25 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 colour variants

    Xiaomi Mi A2 comes in four colours - Black, Rose Gold, Gold, and Lake Blue. The smartphone is just 7.3mm thick.

    16:22 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Design

    It has an Aluminium Unibody design with discrete antennas to make it "more beautiful".  There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the phone, making it the first Xiaomi phone to come with the same

    16:20 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 is here

    Design, Camera, and Performance - three things that stand out for the Xiaomi Mi A2. Manu Kumar Jain begins talking about the company's next Android One smartphone.

    16:19 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A1 was the 'best-selling' Android One phone

    Xiaomi Mi A1 was the "best-selling" Android One device ever, says Manu Kumar Jain. He says that Xiaomi Mi A1 was received well among the users with postive reviews

    16:16 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi's offline share rose almost 40 per cent

    Xiaomi's share in the offline market was 0.5 per cent to 20 per cent within a short time. Major cities include Delhi, Meerut, Gurugram, Chandigarh, and Raipur among others. 

    16:14 (IST)08 Aug 2018

    Xiaomi will never make more than a profit margin of 5 per cent, says Jain. Xiaomi shipped 31.9 million smartphones in Q2, as shared by Manu Kumar Jain during the presentation.

    16:13 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi's Manu Kumar Jain is live

    Jain says Xiaomi is the "fastest growing" company in the years at a "whopping" 67 per cent YoY. It's the second fastest company for all categories, Jain says.

    16:12 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch event starts

    Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch event has started. Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain is on the stage to talk about the company's journey so far and how Mi Fans have contributed to it.

    16:07 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 with Android One is going to be unveiled at an event in New Delhi. The smartphone was launched in Spain last month alongside a smaller version - the Mi A2 Lite. It is the successor to the Mi A1 Android One phone that launched last year.

    15:55 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 India Launch event about to start

    Xiaomi is about to begin the event in New Delhi where it will announce the Mi A2. 

    15:46 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch in India

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 India launch is just 15 minutes away. Stay tuned to the live blog to receive updates from the launch event.

    15:35 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications

    Xiaomi Mi A2 packs a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a 3010mAh battery

    15:28 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Camera Shots

    Xiaomi has begun teasing the camera shots taken from the Mi A2 cameras. There are two cameras on the rear of the smartphone. Here are some shots:

    13:58 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Launch in Spain

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 originally launched in Spain last month. Its smaller version Mi A2 Lite was also announced alongside. However, the company has decided to not launch the Mi A2 Lite in India.

    13:42 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India

    Ahead of the official launch, Amazon has leaked the pricing of the Mi A2. As per the listing seen on Amazon, the smartphone will be exclusively available on the e-commerce website. Moreover, a BGR report says that the listing leaked the price of the Xiaomi Mi A2 that will start at Rs 17,999.

    13:36 (IST)08 Aug 2018
    Xiaomi Mi A2 launch in India

    The Xiaomi Mi A2 event, as we said, will begin at 4 pm today. The launch of the smartphone will mark the entry of the successor of the Mi A1 in India.

    Xiaomi will be taking the wraps off its second Android One device - the Mi A2 - today. The launch event is set to begin at 4 pm. We'll be covering the launch event live, so stay tuned to FE Tech for the full coverage of Mi A2 India launch event.
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