Xiaomi Redmi A2 leak reveals pricing and MediaTek's new Helio G36 chipset
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi A2, the third device in the Redmi A series. While the company has not confirmed the device's existence yet, Roland Quandt and WinFuture have obtained official Redmi A2 renders, specifications and alleged pricing. Typically, Xiaomi offers Redmi A series models in multiple markets. In other words, do not expect the Redmi A2 to be a European exclusive.
Fundamentally, the Redmi A2 resembles its predecessor, as the images below show. As such, the Redmi A2 has two rear-facing cameras, a plastic chassis and a waterproof notch display with a relatively large bottom bezel. Seemingly, the Redmi A2 also retains its predecessor's display, a 6.52-inch IPS panel that resolves at 1,600 x 720 pixels. Likewise, Xiaomi has installed an 8 MP primary camera, a superfluous secondary camera and a micro USB port for charging a 5,000 mAh battery.
A fingerprint reader remains missing too; presumably, Xiaomi will reserve biometric authentication for a Redmi A2+, as it did with the Redmi A1+. Arguably, an SoC upgrade will be the greatest change between the Redmi A1 and Redmi A2. According to WinFuture, the latter relies on the Helio G36, an SoC that MediaTek unveiled earlier this week. Reputedly, the Helio G36 is a tweaked Helio G37 rather than a new platform. Even if that is the case, there should be roughly a 20% performance gap between the Helio G36 and the Helio A22 powering the Redmi A1.
WinFuture expects Xiaomi to release the Redmi A2 within the next few weeks. Allegedly, the device will ship with Android 13 Go Edition, as well as 32 GB of expandable storage and 2 GB of RAM. WinFuture adds that the Redmi A2 will launch for €96.99 in the Eurozone with black, blue and green colourways.