Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite With Android One Announced

Todd Singleton
July 25, 2018

There's enough differences between the Mi A2 and A2 Lite that Xiaomi is targeting two diverse set of users with its latest Android One phones.

The new handsets follow the Mi A1, another Android One device that launched in India and 40 other markets past year.

The Mi A2 will be available in 40 markets across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and the Americas.

The only similarity which both the Mi A1 and the Mi A2 share is that both of them are Android One devices, other than that, the company has introduced a lot of changes. For better low light performance, the Mi A2's camera has a larger 1.25-micron pixel size and it also supports pixel binning which combines 4 nearby pixels into a larger superpixel. A smartphone associated with the brand "Pocophone" was also listed to come in two storage variants - 64GB/128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM. Mi A2 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space will cost Euro 349.

Xiaomi celebrated its first Android One anniversary with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite. The Mi A2 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 625 with the Adreno 506 GPU. Much like the Mi A2, Xiaomi's Mi A2 Lite is an Android One device running a stock version of Google's Android Oreo.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors

Xiaomi recently hinted at a possible telephoto lens in the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. If Xiaomi launches the Mi A2 Lite in India, then the phone might retail at a starting price of Rs 11,999 for the base variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

As for the Mi A2 Lite, it features a smaller 5.84-inch 19:9 Full HD+ notched display, a Snapdragon 625 chipset - the very same SoC that powered the Mi A1 - 3GB or 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, and a 5MP selfie camera. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will cost Euro 279.

Xiaomi will be launching Mi A2 and a light version of its second generation Xiaomi Android One series, Mi A2 Lite. The handset may also have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the connectivity front and a 3010mAh battery. While you have to wait for our full review of the Mi A2, we already have an unboxing video ready for the smartphone. Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite comes with dual rear cameras with a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Secondary camera of the device is a 20MP sensor with front-facing LED flash and a f/2.2 aperture.

Coming to the prices, the upcoming Mi A2 Lite has been listed for £209.99, which roughly translates to Rs 14,421 on conversion. At the front end, the device receives a 20MP camera with HDR options and soft selfie light, making it flawless for selfies and video calling.

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