We’re on the verge of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S launch, but something else from the China tech company has popped up. Clues point to the successor of the Mi A1, Xiaomi’s first Android One device—the Mi A2 (not final name).
Last year, Xiaomi did something interesting. It took its Mi 5X, stripped out MIUI, buddied with Google and delivered a pure Android sibling. With rock solid internals it became the most powerful Android One device at the time.
There’s no other way to describe it. The Mi A1 was a compelling buy, and still is (now that it’s MYR300 cheaper) as a matter of fact. It’s still one of my favourite devices from 2017, and if you read this review, you’ll understand why.
So, back to the Mi A2. A new TENAA listing revealed a new Xiaomi device (model number M1804D2SE), which could possibly be the Xiaomi Mi 6X, or the Mi A2. Looking at the leaked images, the device does not bear the Android One logo, and thus could be the former.
You may be wondering, hey that looks like a Redmi Note 5 Pro (thanks to the vertical dual-camera placement) but a new Redmi product is highly unlikely.
The listing details a device that has a 5.99-inch display, a 2,910mAh battery, with dimensions of 158.8 x 75.54 x 7.3mm. Note that the battery is slightly smaller than the Mi A1.
Thankfully, there’s no notch, although the device will have a 18:9 near bezel-less display.
There’s no other details, although I’d expect it to at least match the Mi A1/Mi 5X in terms of processing power, memory and storage. Ideally, it would be at least a Snapdragon 636, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Xiaomi is set to reveal the Mi MIX 2S and Mi 7X today, so this could be the “one more thing.” Stay tuned.