Xiaomi Mi A2 timeline covers all the news, leaks, rumors, speculations, features, release date, specifications, price and final launch at a single page. It is also known as Xiaomi Mi 6X in China. The smartphone will succeed the previously outed Xiaomi Mi A1, the first handset from company to feature stock android. This post will be regularly updated with the latest developments regarding the phone, so better to bookmark or save this page for all information. Before we start, have a look at the : Asus Zenfone Max Pro (m1) timeline.
First leak appears, showing an case image claiming to be Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) | Date : January 22, 2018
The case renders for the smartphone appears on Slashleaks, allegedly claiming to be of Mi 6X, which will be rebranded as Xiaomi Mi A2 for global outing, same as company did for Mi 5X (which was branded as Mi A1 for global market). Along side, two back side cases appeared on Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo hinting on few features that might be packed into the device. However, there is no official announcement for the Mi A2 on the part of the company.
Live images leaked for Xiaomi Mi A2 showing it from front and back | Date : 24th January, 2018
Photo Credit : Slashleaks
The two separate images that surfaced on the web shows similar design. Both pictures are hands-on images of the actual live model, Xiaomi Mi 6X. The first image that appears in Gold shade show device from back confirming a vertical dual camera on the rear panel same as Apple iPhone X along side a fingerprint sensor. Traditionally logo is placed at the bottom back.
Photo Credit : OnPhones/Weibo
The second leaked live image show Xiaomi Mi A2 in both front and rear view in Black colour option. It also confirms same features as shown in first one. While, the front suggests a taller than usual 18:9 aspect ratio display.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) spotted on TENNA, revealing a bunch of specifications | Date : 26 March, 2018
The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone just passed through TENNA, a Chinese certification website revealing a bunch of internal configurations. The handset appears here under model name M1804D2SE. The listing suggests that it will feature 5.99-inch display and will be charged up by a 2910mAh battery. The handset should measure 158.88 × 75.54 × 7.3 mm in terms of dimensions. The Xiaomi Mi 6X here showcased in red colour.
Photo Credit : TENNA
If we go by image then, it shows phone from both sides. Back side packs a vertical dual camera (in top left) and fingerprint sensor hole in the middle. The front shows 18:9 aspect ratio housing front camera and ear piece. The design of Xiaomi Mi A2 looks very similar to recently launched Redmi Note 5 Pro.
More specifications leaked, rumored to sport Snapdragon 626 processor | Date : April 2, 2018
The latest rumored specs sheet puts a hallmark seal on previously tipped features such as large 18:9 5.99 inch display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 2910 mAh capacity battery and dual rear camera. Apart from that, handset is tipped to feature 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage running Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
Recent tip by Best Underr Blog suggests that Mi A1 will feature double snappers on the rear panel featuring two 20 megapixel (with f/2.0 aperture) and 8 megapixel (f/1.8 aperture) image sensors. The smartphone will also pack a 20 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. It is said to be powered with 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor. Mi 6X will measure 7.3-mm in terms of thickness and weighs at 165 gram.
Mi A2 (Mi 6X) release date confirmed officially, few features spotted in firmware files | Date : 11th April, 2018
Xiaomi’s Weibo handle has confirmed the release date for upcoming mobile phone, Mi A2. They did not reveal the name of device but confirmed the date as 25th April. Along side, Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang took to twitter to announce that event will take place at Wuhan University (alma mater of company founder Lei Jun) on April 25, 2018.
Image Credit : Xiaomi
Later, they posted a teaser poster on the Weibo to confirm that name of upcoming device and revealed few important features. In the poster, Mi 6X is shown in Blue shade from back side. That shows a iPhone X-like vertically aligned rear dual camera and fingerprint scanner in the middle. The poster reads that it will pack a 20 mega-pixel sensor at the back.
Apart from that, XDA Developers team again dig into the firmware files of Mi 6X to find important features. They claimed that it will sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 2GHz speed and will run MIUI 9 based on 8.1 Oreo. There will be microSD card slot to expand memory. It is also tipped that handset will feature LCD panel display instead of OLED panel. The same report claims that it will include a include a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor (f/1.8 aperture). The Mi A2 is rumored to include a 20-megapixel (Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 4K video recording at 30fps, portrait mode) selfie shooter. The firmware files confirmed presence of IR blaster for universal remote purpose and non-availability of optical zoom for rear snappers.
Xiaomi Mi A2 likely to arrive in five colour options | Date : April 16, 2018
As the launch date is on the doors, rumour mill is churning out back to back information. The latest leak in the Xiaomi Mi A2 timeline suggests that it will be the first among Xiaomi Mobile Phones to arrive in five hues. Earlier, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and Redmi 5 were launched in four shades of Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue. Red should be the only addition to these shades in case of this one.
A new set of leaks hints that device will be launched in Cherry Powder, Red Flame, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, and Black Stone colour options. Along side a third party promotional video of Mi 6X shows very similar design to Redmi Note 5 Pro. The video cements the news of presence of a 20-megapixel primary sensor on the handset.
Company takes promotional compaign ahead by teasing Portrait Mode on Mi 6X | Date : April 19, 2018
The launch event is scheduled few days away, and the pace of promotional compaign has been paced out as company frequently teasing the smartphone and its features. This time, they posted few selfie shots taken by Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) teasing the ‘Portrait Mode’ in several lighting conditions. A total of six selfie shots are posted on official channel on Weibo. All these selfies has one thing in common to promote i.e. packing of a 20 mega-pixel front shooter. For your knowledge, Mi A1 was launched with a price tag of Rs.13,999 and by keeping this tag in mind, we can safely assume that next edition will also find its place in section of mid-range smartphones.
Mi A2 retail box leaked, reads out important information | Date : 22nd April, 2018
Amid a series of leaks and rumors ahead of the final launch, a live photo of Xiaomi Mi A2’s retail box has been uploaded by a user on Weibo. The retail box of smartphone suggests some important configurations. As per the information written on the retail box, Mi 6X will be powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor patched with AI capabilities. Another important revelation made by the retail box says that it will come with bundled USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack converter cable that hints towards the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone.
The retail box shows 20MP dual camera as well as 20MP front camera is on the board. Also, company teased a new poster confirming a new variant of Mi A2 with 6GB RAM paired with 128GB internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi A2 listed on Android.com ahead of official launch, pricing details emerged in a separate report | Date : 24th April, 2018
The handset get listed on Android.com before official launch revealing major internals. According to the listing, Xiaomi Mi A2 will pack 6-inch display, run Android 8.1 Oreo, 4GB RAM coupled with 32GB/64GB internal storage and fingerprint sensor.
In an another report, pricing details leaked by a Chinese user on Weibo (later deleted the post) but thanks to MySmartPrice, a screenshot is obtained revealing the price details of Mi 6X. As per the screenshot, Mi A2 6GB/64GB variant would be priced at CNY 1,999 (approx Rs.20,999) while 4GB/64GB variant comes at a price tag of CNY 1,799 (approx. Rs.18,999).
Xiaomi Mi 6X aka Mi A2 hands-on video surfaced, more teasers out before the final release | Date : April 24, 2018
The final release of Mi A2 is few hours away and internet is flooded with back to back videos and teasers. Some of them are official teasers while few videos are from other sources. The makers posted more than a set of dozen teasers to increase the hype of phone before the launch event.
The new leaked video shows a live Mi 6X and thankfully it does not sport the notch. Company also put Red Flame variant on their official website and Weibo handle posted back to back posters teasing features of the upcoming smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) launched in China, Final specifications, availability and price out | Date : 25th April, 2018
The Xiaomi Mi A2 also known as Mi X6 has been finally launched in China through a special event held in Beijing. The smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo based MIUI 9.5 software and support Dual SIMs. It has a 5.99-inch FHD+ LTPS IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 403 ppi density, 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor where four performance cores are clocked at 2.2 GHz and other four efficiency cores at 1.8GHz speed.
Mi A2 comes in three memory variants, with first one packing 4GB RAM paired with 64GB storage, the second variants featuring 6GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal memory and third version packs 6GB RAM along with 128GB internal storage. Internal storage can be increased up to 256GB with microSD card by making use of hybrid slot. The major highlight of the launch event happens to be the camera internals of the phone as Mi A2 packs a AI integrated 20 mega-pixel selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm size lens, Sony IMX376 sensor and soft-LED flash. On the rear panel, it has a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup featuring 12 megapixel (f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm lens size) + 20 megapixel (f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm pixel lens) supported with 2 x optical zoom and LED flash.
Both cameras are supported with AI patches such as AI Scene Recognition (providing better colours into photos), AI Background Bokeh, AI Smart Beauty 4.0, AI currency conversion and portrait mode. The Xiaomi Mi A2 also supports facial recognition technology to unlock device with your face.
The Mi A2 packs a 3010 mH capacity battery supported with Quick charge 3.0 that can fill up to 50-percent battery juice in matter of 30 minutes. Company has ditched the headphone jack for this installment instead went on for convertible USB Type-C port. It measures 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm in dimensions and weighs at 169 gram.
In terms of pricing, Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB/64GB version is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs.16,999), 6GB/64GB at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs.18,999) and 6GB/128GB variant costs CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs.20,999). Handset will be available in five colour options of Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue and Black. It will go on sale in China starting from April 27.
Photos of Xiaomi Mi A2 in all colours
Mi 6x Black
Mi 6x Blue
Mi 6x Flame Red
Mi 6x Cherry Pink
Mi 6x Gold
Quick features of Xiaomi Mi A2 :- Price starts from Rs.16,999
5.99 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display (2160 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 18:9 aspect ratio)
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