Last year, Xiaomi surprised everyone by launching the Mi A1 Android One smartphone. With the aggressive price tag and bloatware-free stock Android UI, the device was well received in the market. With the market shifting towards 18:9 display technology, the users are now more interested in the new Redmi 5 Note Pro with 18:9 display than the Mi A1 with old-fashioned 16:9 display. In the coming months, the company will be launching the Mi 6X as the successor to Mi 5X. The same device is expected to launch outside of China as the Mi A2.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) with 5.99″ 18:9 Display & Dual Cameras Listed Online
(March 26th, 2018)
A new Xiaomi device with the model number M1804D2SC is now listed on TENAA. It is expected to be soon launched in China as Mi 6X, the successor to last year’s Mi 5X. The Mi 5X is the same Mi A1 that was launched in the international markets. Now, the upcoming Mi 6X might launch in the international markets as Mi A2. Just like the Mi A1, we also expect the Mi A2 to be launched as Android One device. Talking about the device, the design looks almost similar to the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
However, the Mi A2 (a.k.a Mi 6X) comes with the metal unibody design with curved Antenna bands spread across the top and bottom edges. The vertically aligned dual rear cameras can be seen on the top left corner. There is also a circular fingerprint sensor on the rear. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the right edge. On the front is the same 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio as seen on the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Unlike the other Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Xiami is not opting for the 19:9 display with a notch on the top. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro came with a 4,000mAh battery, the Mi A2 will packs a smaller 2,910mAh battery. It will support dual SIM dual standby and includes all the basic connectivity options. Unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Mi A2 will be coming with a USB type-C port.
While the Redmi 5 Pro measures 8.05mm thick, the Mi A2 is considerably thinner by measuring just 7.3mm thick. As of now, there is no information about the launch date of the Mi A2 (or Mi 6X) smartphone. Xiaomi will be unveiling the Mi MIX 2S bezel-less smartphone in China on March 27th. We might hear some news about their upcoming smartphones on the Mi MIX 2S launch day.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) Full Specifications Revealed
(April 9th, 2018)
Though the Mi A2 listing was found last month on TENAA, the complete specifications of the device aren’t updated at that time. There are total three listings of the device and is expected to be launched in several color options including Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, and Silver. Now, the TENAA listing is updated with full specifications of the device. As mentioned earlier, the Mi A2 will be coming with 5.99-inch 18:9 display offering Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution.
We might see two variants of the device, one with Snapdragon 600 series chipset and the other with MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. It will be offering 4GB and 6GB of RAM with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. There is no MicroSD card support on this device for expanding the storage. It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with the MIUI skin on top. The Mi A2 / Mi 6X will also miss the 3.5mm audio jack.
The user has to use the single USB Type-C port for both charging and connecting headphones. Talking about the cameras, it will be equipped with 20MP dual rear cameras and a 20MP single front camera. According to @mishaalrahman, the Mi A2 will be equipped with 20MP Sony IMX376 + 12MP Sony IMX486 sensors on the rear and a single 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor on the front. It will be supporting dual SIM dual standby and offers VoLTE connectivity.
As of now, there is no official confirmation about the specifications of the Mi 6X or Mi A2 smartphones. Xiaomi is also yet to announce the launch date of the Mi 6X in China.
Xiaomi Mi 6X First Look Revealed, to Sport 20MP Front & Rear Cameras
(April 16th, 2018)
Last month, the Mi 6X smartphone is spotted on TENAA revealing the design of the device. The listing was later updated with complete specifications. Today, Xiaomi has officially confirmed to launch the Mi 6X smartphone on April 25th. We expect this same device to be launched in other markets as Mi A2. The company also revealed the first look of the device with the teaser image. The device in the image looks similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro and is in Blue color.
Xiaomi also confirmed the device to sport 20MP cameras on the front and rear. While there is a single 20MP camera on the front, the device actually sports 20MP + 12MP dual camera setup on the rear. The TENAA listing also mentioned the device to launch in Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, and Silver color options. While the Mi 6X will be coming with MIUI, thew Mi A2 might launch as Android One device.
Latest: Xiaomi Mi 6X with Snapdragon 660 & 20MP Dual Rear Cameras Launched in China
As announced earlier, Xiaomi today launched its latest budget smartphone Mi 6X at an event held in China. It is the successor to the last year’s Mi 5X which was launched in the international market as Mi A1 Android One. Now, the newly launched Mi 6X is expected to launch as Mi A2. Talking about the device, it comes with a metal unibody design that looks almost similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro (Redmi Note 5 in China). There is an 18:9 display on the front and vertically aligned dual camera on the rear.
With the Mi 6X, the company is now skipping the 3.5mm audio jack even in the budget devices. It comes with a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor featuring Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants with 64GB and 128GB storage options.
Coming to the cameras, there is a 20MP Sony IMX376 and 12MP Sony IMX486 sensors on the rear with f/1.8 aperture and a single 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor on the front for selfies. Both the cameras come accompanied by a LED flash. It is backed by a 3,010mAh non-removable battery that also supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. The device comes with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI 9.5 out of the box.
Along with the navigation buttons, the device also supports gestures for iPhone X-like navigation. The Mi 6X comes with the fingerprint sensor and face unlock for securely unlocking the smartphone. The device measures 7.3mm thickness and weighs 166 grams. The Mi 6X with 4GB and 6GB RAM is priced at 1599 Yuan. Coming to the 6GB RAM variant, the 64GB and 128GB storage variants are priced at 1799 Yuan and 1999 Yuan respectively. The device is now available for registration and will be on sale starting April 27th.