The Xiaomi Mi A2 is now finally available via open sale on Amazon and Mi.com. Xiaomi’s Global VP, Manu Kumar Jain, tweeted earlier today that the Android One-powered device is now available via the open sale model. He added that the company has been increasing the manufacturing capacity of its devices, indicating that Xiaomi now has sufficient stock of the device to put it up for open sale.
The Mi A2 has so far been available only through flash sales and quickly goes out of stock, leaving many potential buyers fuming about the whole flash sales model. But thankfully, the woeful experience ends now with the availability of the Mi A2 via an open sale, following in the footsteps of the Poco F1 (128GB).
We at @XiaomiIndia have been increasing our manufacturing capacity so that Mi Fans can buy their favourite products at any time! 🙏
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) September 14, 2018
As for the device itself, the Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ notch-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. The device is being sold in India at a starting price of Rs 16,999 for the base model that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Xiaomi is also expected to launch a 6GB+128GB version of the device, but is not known when that variant will become available.
In the imaging department, the Mi A2 features a dual rear-camera setup with a primary 20MP (f/1.75, EIS) sensor and a secondary 12MP (f/1.75) sensor. There’s also a 20MP selfie camera that comes with Xiaomi’s AI portrait feature. The device also comes with Face Unlock like most recent phones.
Mi A2 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, thanks to Google’s Android One program. It carries a 3,000 mAh battery with support for 18W Quick Charge 4+ over USB Type-C. However, there’s no 3.5mm headphone port on the device, although the company will bundle a 3.5mm-Type C adapter with the retail box.
- Buy the Mi A2 on Amazon (Rs 16,999)