Xiaomi Mi A2 will be officially announced on July 24 and it will be a variant of the Mi 6X with Android One instead of MIUI. Given the huge success achieved by the Mi A1 last year, Xiaomi is also launching a Lite variant of the device which will be offered at a more affordable price. That lite variant or the Mi A2 Lite as it is officially known has appeared on a Polish retail site.
This isn’t the first time the Mi A2 Lite has surfaced online. About a month ago, it got certified in Singapore. The model number on the certification document is nearly identical to that of a Xiaomi phone on TENAA with a notch that hadn’t launched as at then. That phone later launched as the Redmi 6 Pro. Looking at the device on the Polish store, one can see it is the same as the Redmi 6 Pro.
In terms of processing power, the Mi A2 Lite won’t be different from the Mi A1 since they both have a Snapdragon 625 processor. However, the Mi A2 Lite comes with a modern design (read full-screen display with a notch) and packs a bigger battery.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will come with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) screen. It will have a full metal unibody design with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage under the hood. It will also have expandable storage.
There are dual cameras on the rear – a 12MP sensor paired with a 5 MP secondary sensor. It also has a 5MP front-facing camera. Note that the standard Mi 6X has a 12MP and 20 MP dual camera setup with a f/1.8 aperture, so the Mi A2 Lite won’t be able to match the Mi A2’s camera performance.
However, the Mi A2 Lite trumps the Mi A2 in one category and that is battery capacity. The phone packs a 4000 mAh battery which is significantly more than the Mi A2’s 3,000 mAh battery. Let’s also not forget that unlike the Mi 6X (Mi A2), the Redmi 6 Pro has a 3.5mm audio jack.
The device has been listed in black only, even though the Redmi 6 Pro it is based on also comes in red, blue, rose gold, and gold. There is a chance it may launch in more colors. It carries a price tag of PLN 1049, which roughly translates into $283, a little more than the launch price of the Mi A1.
The online store also has the Mi A2 listed. It will be available with 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM for PLN 1,299 (~$350), 4GB RAM + 64GB for PLN 1,399 (~$379), and 6GB RAM + 128GB for PLN 1,599 (~$433).
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