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Xiaomi has welcomed the New Year 2019 with a wonderful announcement of a permanent price cut for the Mi A2, the best Android One series in the market. It is just the beginning, as the company is celebrating its five year anniversary in 2019 and this is first of five surprises lined up for the week.

Xiaomi has slashed the prices of both the Mi A2 Android One models—4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM +128GB storage—by around Rs 4,500. The MRP of the devices— Rs 17,499 and Rs 20,500—comes to Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999, respectively. This is valid on mi.com, Amazon, Mi Home and also at offline partner stores across India.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 has one of best camera hardware for a mid-range phone.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Considering the recent change in price, Mi A2 (review) is the best mid-range phone to buy right now. It has time-tested Qualcomm octa-core CPU, feature-rich camera hardware, a full day's battery life and most importantly, it runs pure Android OS with no third party apps. Also, it recently received the latest Android Pie update and is slated to get Android Q firmware later in the year.

Xiaomi Mi A2 houses feature-rich dual cameras—one 12MP (Sony IMX486 sensor) and a 20MP (Sony IMX376 sensor).

The 12MP primary camera has 1.25µm large pixels and an F1.75 aperture, which allows Mi A2 to take photos with beautiful Bokeh effects in AI portrait mode. The rear 20MP camera features the same Super Pixel-enabled sensor with a large F1.75 aperture, which results in clearer, vibrant photos even in low-light conditions

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Xiaomi has reduced the prices of Mi A2 Android series up to Rs 4,500 on Mi.com, Amazon, Mi Home and other partner offline stores in India.Manu Kumar Jain (Xiaomi VP, Global)/Twitter (screen-grab)

Another unique aspect of Mi A2 is the manual selection of the rear lens -- the 20MP or 12MP rear camera, according to environment lighting. For example, switching to the 20MP sensor when shooting in low-light situations takes advantage of the large 2.0µm pixels for brighter photos.

On the front, it houses an equally impressive 20MP front sensor with Super Pixel technology that combines the information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel, which greatly improves the resulting picture quality in low-light conditions. Coupled with effects such as AI Portrait, AI Beautify 4.0 and HDR, as well as a 4500K front Selfie-light, consumers are assured of quality selfies at any lighting conditions.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with metallic uni-body design language having matte finish on top of the cover.KVN Rohit/IBTimes India

It can be noted that the new Mi A2 comes with EIS (electronic image stabilization) that ensures the videos are stabilized even when there is shaking of the hand.

Other notable features of the Mi A2 include 5.99-inch full HD+ display, Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage and a 3,000mAh battery.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One:

Model Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One
Display 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass display
  • Brightness: 450 nits and 84% NTSC colour gamut
  • Aspect ratio: 18:9
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
OS Android 8.1 Oreo ( confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie)
Processor 14nm class Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core (4 x 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512
Storage 64GB/128GB (+ expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • Main: 20MP ( Sony IMX486 sensor+F1.75 aperture+ 1.25µm pixel size) + 20MP (Sony IMX376) with Artificial Intelligence
  • Front: 20MP with Sony IMX376 sensor, F1.75 aperture
Battery 3,010mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 capability
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), USB Type C port, A-GPS/GLONASS, Infrared sensor (TV remote control),
Dimensions 158.88×75.54×7.3 mm
Weight 166g
  • 4GB RAM+64GB storage: 13,999
  • 6GB RAM+128GB storage: Rs 15,999

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