Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 6X in China which comes with superb specifications like a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor, great dual cameras on the rear, a superb front-facing camera and more. Last year, the company launched Xiaomi Mi 5X in other markets as Xiaomi Mi A1 under Android One Program. The phone was a huge hit, thanks to the stock Android experience, amazing performance and great set of dual cameras on the rear. This year also, we are expecting to see Xiaomi Mi A1’s successor and looks like Xiaomi is already working on the same. Today, some firmware files of an upcoming Xiaomi smartphone were obtained by XDA that might be of the Xiaomi Mi A2 (the name isn’t confirmed yet!).
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is codenamed ‘jasmine_sprout’, and if you remember, the Mi A1 was codenamed ’tissot_sprout’ which shows that ‘jasmine_sprout’ is the successor to the Mi A1. The word ‘sprout’ is used for the Android One devices and looking more into the firmware files; it was found that there are no MIUI apps. This again suggests a clean stock Android on the phone. Moreover the line ‘com.google.android.feature.ANDROID_ONE_EXPERIENCE.xml’ also suggests that the phone is launching the Android One Program.
Coming to the processor, the firmware files also confirmed that the phone is coming with the Snapdragon 660 processor. This is the same chipset that powers the Xiaomi Mi 6X. Since Xiaomi Mi A2 is launching with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, the phone will have the Project Treble Support.
Lei Jun, the CEO of Xiaomi, previously said that the company is planning to launch multiple devices under Android One program so we might see a Redmi device with Android One too. There is no information when the phone is launching so stay tuned for that.