Mi A2, expected to be the next-generation Android One smartphone, is one of Xiaomi's highly anticipated handsets of 2018. The Chinese mobile maker has scheduled a global launch event in Spain where it is expected to unveil the global variant of the Mi 6X, as the Mi A2. The date of the previously teased global launch event has now been officially confirmed to be July 24. To recall, the company last year held a global event in New Delhi to launch the Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone, a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Mi 5X that it had launched a little earlier in China.
As announced via a Mi forum post, Xiaomi has now officially scheduled a global launch event in Madrid, Spain on July 24. Xiaomi has also invited Mi fans to the event. Interested people can register to attend the event from the company site. Notably, the last date to fill the registration forms is July 18, 2018. The company will select some of the fans on the list, who will then be asked to attend the unveiling. The invite does not reveal the name of the smartphone, nor does it inform other details. We believe that in the coming days, the company could reveal further information about the launch.
Ahead of its formal debut, several details about the upcoming Mi A2 have already been churned out via the rumour mill. As per the initial reports, the Xiaomi Mi A2 will come with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone is expected to include a Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It is expected to run stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, instead of the company's MIUI custom Android ROM. An alleged live image of the handset lately suggested that it is currently under testing with the May Android patch that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
When it comes to pricing, an earlier listing had tipped the prices of the Xiaomi Mi A2. The listing showed that the Mi A2 price has been set at CHF 289 (roughly Rs. 20,000) for the 32GB storage variant, while its 64GB model was spotted at CHF 329 (roughly Rs. Rs. 22,800) and the 128GB variant was listed at CHF 369 (roughly Rs. 25,600).