Xiaomi Mi A2 to Feature Snapdragon 660, Android 8.1 Oreo


On April 25, Xiaomi had announced the Mi 6X smartphone in China. It is heavily speculated that the same phone would be made available outside of China as Xiaomi Mi A2. XDA Developers that has come across the firmware files of the alleged Mi A2 smartphone has revealed some of its important details.

According to the publication, the Xiaomi Mi A2 is codenamed as “jasmine_sprout” and there is another handset that has “daisy_sprout” as its codename.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 that was introduced in Septemebr last year had a codename of sprout. Hence, the publication claims that the “jasmine_sprout” could be the upcoming Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone. There is a possibility that all the upcoming Android One phones from Xiaomi may have sprout in its codename.

Xiaomi Mi A2 SD660

Since the Mi A1 smartphone has been discontinued in India, it appears that the company is soon going to debut the Mi A2 as its successor phone. Its firmware files have revealed that it will receive power from the Snapdragon 660 chipset.

Xiaomi Redmi S2 SD625

As far as “daisy_sprout” is concerned, the publication has revealed that this device is powered by Snapdragon 625. Rumors have it that Xiaomi is prepping up to launch a new budget phone called the Xiaomi Redmi S2. It has been already leaked that the phone features Snapdragon 625 SoC. Hence, it can be assumed that the Redmi S2 would be also arriving as an Android One device. The Mi A2 and Redmi S2 are expected to arrive pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo and are also expected to carry support for Project Treble.

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