We all know about Mi A1, the popular device from Xiaomi and Google’s project Android One. It was one of the first from Xiaomi that gets software updates from Google like the Pixel/Nexus phones and runs on pure Android. However, there have been discussions about whether this device will ever have a successor. Putting end to all the speculations, Xiaomi finally confirms officially about a possible smartphone that will follow the Mi A1 soon. Let’s just call it – Xiaomi Mi A2, though this is not the official name.
Xiaomi, on its Twitter handle, posted the image of Mi A1 (or it may be the Xiaomi Mi A2). Th poster says “The next gen is coming” which clearly indicates about the Mi A2, but no name has been mentioned. Also, the OEM uses hashtags #2isbetterthan1. Mi A2 is the stock Android version of the Mi 6X. On 24th July, Xiaomi MiA2 will unveil at an event in Madrid, Spain.
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 16, 2018
The Mi A1 was positively accepted, used and appreciated worldwide by the users. However, the software update is not that efficient as it should being an Android One device. If we look back, in 2017, Android 8.0 Oreo arrived on the very last day of the year. Same way Android 8.1 Oreo was also late to arrive that too it was seriously buggy. In the meantime, other OEM devices, such as those of Nokia, are enjoying Android P Beta already.
Xiaomi Mi A1 users are now questioning whether the Mi A1 will ever get the Android P update. Now that a successor model will come up, will it instead release with Android 8.1 and then going for the Android 9.0. Even users are seen complaining that monthly updates arrive quite late on the Mi A1 as compared to other stock Android devices. If Xiaomi Mi A2 fixes all these issues then definitely it will be a huge success in the Android market.
Coming to the specs, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will allegedly flaunt a 5.99-inches Full HD+ display. The chipset will step-up to Snapdragon 660 which is SD-625 on Mi A1. The Mi A2’s camera section will have a dual camera is expected to be 12 MP + 20 MP. This time there will be a memory and internal storage based variants. Users will have the option to choose from 3/4/6 GB RAM and 32/64/128 GB storage. This definitely looks promising, but we hope the software updates roll in time.
So, what do you think? Will the Xiaomi Mi A2 manage to be an efficient successor of Mi A1? Let’s watch out for the release of this upcoming Android One machine from Xiaomi.