Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB variant launched at Rs 16999 in India

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We're going to see a lot of action across price segments says Karan Bajaj, as he does a round-up of the most interesting ones.In Pic: Oppo Find X (L) and Xiaomi Mi 8 (R). The smartphone will cost Rs. 16,999 at launch. The front panel has Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

DirectD revealed today that Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 will now be priced at RM869 for the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with the base model 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant coming in at just RM699 now. Initially, the company will only sell the 4GB RAM variant in India and the 6GB RAM variant will be available soon. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display.

You can pre-order the phone starting tomorrow from 12 p.m. onwards on Amazon.in and Mi.com. Both the camera sensors at the rear have a f/1.8 aperture. It has a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup with OIS and dual pixel phase detection autofocus on the rear while the front has a 20MP selfie shooter.

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In terms of software, the phone runs stock Android, rather than the MIUI ROM which runs atop other Xiaomi phones. They are aided by phase-detection autofocus, and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. There is no microSD slot or headphone jack.

Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and USB Type-C port.

Since it's a Google's Android One device, the phone comes with unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Cloud as well as monthly security updates and two major OS updates. The device also comes with Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging, which is exclusive to the Indian market. But it does come with Electronic Image Stabilization to ensure good video quality. Internationally, Mi A2 was launched in three colours - gold, blue and black and hopefully Xiaomi will be launching the same colors in India as well.