Through a global launch event today in Spain, Xiaomi has announced the arrival Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite smartphones. These are Android One editions of the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Redmi 6 Pro that were recently launched in China. Since Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are Android One phones, they do not feature MIUI 9 custom UI found on Mi 6X and Redmi 6 Pro. Xiaomi has promised to that these smartphones will be receiving Android P 9.0 at the earliest.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 features an arc-shaped aluminum unibody that has a thickness of only 7.3mm. The handset can be availed in colors like Gold, Blue and Black. It features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that of 18:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The screen is tucked under a layer 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3.
The dual camera setup of the Xiaomi Mi A2 includes 20-megapixel Sony IM376 primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture and 2-micron 4-in-1 Super Pixel for capturing brighter shots in dim light conditions. The main sensor is assisted by 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 secondary sensor with 1.25-micron pixel and f/1.75 aperture. The frontside of the smartphone is equipped with 20-megapixel AI powered selfie snapper for capturing selfie shots with bokeh effect.
The Snapdragon 660 AIE powers the Xiaomi Mi A2. It includes a 3,000mAh battery that carries support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging through USB-C. The other features of the smartphone include Android 8.1 Oreo OS, rear-mounted fingerprint reader, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. It lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Specifications and Features
The metal bodied Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite comes in color choices like Black, Gold and Blue. The handset is fitted a notched IPS LCD screen of 5.84 inches that produces an aspect ratio of 19:9. The screen delivers Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels.
The Mi A2 Lite has a dual camera module on its rear shell. It comprises of 12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.25-micron pixels and PDAF and 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The notch at the front features a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
The Snapdragon 625 SoC that powers multiple Xiaomi phones is present under the hood of the Mi A2 Lite. Xiaomi claimed that it is the first entry-level phone to feature the SD625 chipset. The power-efficient SoC enhances the performance of 4,000mAh battery of the Mi A2 Lite. The company also stated that the battery can easily last for two days. The other features of the phone include Android 8.1 Oreo, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4G, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio jack.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Variants and Pricing
The Xiaomi Mi A2 variants such as 32 GB storage + 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 6 GB RAM are respectively priced at 249 euros (~$291), 279 euros (~$326) and 349 euros (~$408).
On the other side, the Mi A2 Lite comes in models like 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 4 GB. These variants are respectively priced at 179 euros (~$209) and 229 euros (~$268).
At the launch event, Xiaomi also introduced the Mi Robot Builder with 79 euros (~$92) pricing and IPX7 water-resistant Mi Toothbrush worth 29 euros (~$34).
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