Xiaomi have made the Xiaomi M2A official and have launched the new 1499 Yuan dual-core Android smartphone at the MIUI event which is currently taking place in Beijing!
It’s great to actually get the real specifications of the Xiaomi M2A confirmed as the past few months have been a mess of conflicting rumours about the new entry-level phone.
As we expected the Xiaomi M2A will go on sale for 1499 Yuan in China ($241) which makes sense as this more attractive and better equipped Xiaomi phone will replace the M1S which was beginning to look rather bulky and out of date!
Specification for the Xiaomi M2A are as we reported earlier meaning that the phone does in fact have a larger 4.5-inch IPS display with 326PPI. The screen is a 1280 x 720 panel which boasts 720HD.
The overall look of the new Xiaomi M2A is very similar to the flagship Mi2 but is obviously wider due to the display. The rear of the phone also sports some big differences as the 8 mega-pixel rear camera is square rather than round, the LED flash has been moved to below the camera sensor and the external speaker has moved.
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Under the hood the M2A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor running at 1.7Ghz, with 1GB RAM and 16GB of ROM. According to Xiaomi the updated phone manages to be 20% more efficient when compared to the older phone yet more powerful than flagship device from other brands notable the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG manufactured Nexus 4. We haven’t seen official benchmarks for the Xiaomi M2A, but the press material we have received says the phone scores 18,841 an Antutu!
Upgrades have been make the the front and rear cameras too. Both now have larger F2.2 apertures but the rating for both remains the same as the M1S with the front being a 2 mega-pixel sensor and rear an 8 mega-pixel unit.
Xiaomi have also included NFC on the new phone, as well as Dirac HD which can stream audio to compatible devices.
The Xiaomi M2A is expected to be available through Xiaomi’s online store shortly.
This looks like a very good phone for me 😀 Any news on the battery and perhaps a sd-slot?
No SD card. As for the battery if it is anything like the Mi2 it will easily last 2 days
Xiaomi.com says “after three weeks on sale” (translated using Google translate.) So I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer. I was wondering though, since this would be the first time I buy anything directly from china, what shop would you suggest? (Note: I live in Europe)
even i would love to get one…andi can you post an update about availibility of xiaomi mi 2a when it is available??
would be very much appreciated…
No microSD – not for me. Going with Samsung Galaxy S3 instead.
What about 2-sim support?
Would have loved to see 2gb RAM
andy..it´s had wcdma 900, thanks
I want a Mediatek version of this. The Snapdragon seems too power hungry to me. I don’t need that much CPU power and I’m not willing to pay for it either.
are there any smartphones with MT6589 or DUAL-SIM by Xiaomi? Will MIUI work with DUAL-SIM?
try with flying f600 or hdc storm, or amoi n828 …… are similar design clones, f600 cost about 180 dollars shipping included, mtk6589, dual sim
much better than umi x2 and jiayu g4!!
wish i could get one here in India…:(
Well I wouldn’t say it’s much better. It’s better sure, but the G4 and X2 will score about 13000 while this is at 18000 and Jiayu have an OK build quality from what I hear.
Where Jiayu will dominate this one is in battery life. The Mediatek A7s use much less power and also with a 3000 mAh battery, should last a while.
Don’t be stupid. G4 has 2 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery and finally 2 x SIM. How you dare to compare different products.
Oh sorry..my bad..!! i shoudnt have dared to compare 2 chinese products with similar price tag…next time Il be more careful..:D
and btw..id prefer xiaomi over jiayu and other medaitek phones anyday…if i could get one that is!!
It would be so great if Xiaomi bothered releasing kernel sources and unlocking bootloaders ‘-‘
I believe Xiaomi has a trackrecord of releasing new phones only in limited quantity. It’s very difficult to buy this phone even months after the official release.
I think Xiaomi phones are getting to be so much expensive. But also chipper than “developed countries”‘s devices.