Xiaomi has just launched the Mi 6x. And for the rest of us who don’t live in China, the phone is known as Xiaomi Mi A2. And yes, it’s the successor of last year’s beloved pure Android based Xiaomi Mi A1. The new smartphone is expected to offer better performance, even better camera and an even more better value for money. All we can do is hope the Mi A2 comes in the same Android One based operating system.
Xiaomi is confident at the device, claiming it will outperform the likes of Oppo R15 and even the iPhone X. So, what can you expect from such a hyped smartphone? For starter the camera are supposed to be deliver really good performance. The main sensor includes a 12MP Sony IMX486 alongside a 20MP IMX376 sensor. The front will also share the same 20MP IMX 376 from the back for selfies, along with flash on both fronts.
The camera does come with AI enhancements, with over 200 scenes and 12 different portrait modes. Xiaomi also claims the smartphone will learn over time to provide even better details, face detection, gestures and edge bluing capacity. The secondary camera will do 4 to 1 pixel binning delivering better low light shots, same as on OnePlus 5T and Oppo R15.
The performance also takes a huge leap, from a mediocre Snapdragon 625 to a Snapdragon 660. Pair that with either a 128GB/6GB, 64GB/6GB or a 64GB/4GB storage and RAM options, and that’s about as good a $250 smartphone gets. Oh, did we mention the smartphone starts at $250.
The storage is expandable, however it does use the SIM 2 slot. The rest of the spec sheet include USB C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Quick Charge 3.0, dual-band ac WiFi, Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the removal of headphone jack.
But what trumps it all is the pricing, that will start at $250, it does seem like a bargain. The smartphone comes with Android 8.1 out of the box, based on the Android One platform. I for one, am pretty impressed with the smartphone, but it all depends on the user experience the smartphone will deliver so stay tuned with us for a full review of the Xiaomi Mi A2.
Xiaomi MI 6x | Xiaomi Mi A2 Specs:
- Display: 5.99-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display
- Chipset: Snapdragon 660
- CPU: 4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260
- GPU: Adreno 512
- RAM: 4GB or 6GB
- Storage: 64 GB or 128 GB
- OS: MIUI 9.5 on top of Android Oreo 8.1
- Rear Camera: 12 MP Sony IMX486 + 20 MP Sony IMX376 with flash
- Front Camera: 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with flash
- Security: Fingerprint
- Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm ; Weight: 168g
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
- SIM: Dual SIM support (Hybrid)
- Battery: 3,010 mAh
- Color options: Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Black
- Price: Starting at $250