Xiaomi has finally unveiled their new Android One devices with Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at Madrid, Spain. The new Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are nothing but the rebranded variant of the Mi 6X and Redmi 6 Pro which launched in China. The new Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite will be available in Blue, Gold and Black colors.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will arrive in three variants with 4GB+32GB at 249 Euros (Rs.20,000/-), 4GB+64GB at 279 Euros (Rs.22,480/-) & 6GB+128GB at 349 Euros (Rs.28,000/-) and will soon hit Indian markets. The Mi A2 Lite will arrive with 3GB+32GB at 179 Euros (Rs.14,500/-), 4GB+64GB at 229 Euros (Rs.18,500/-).
The Mi A2 Lite will go on sale from July 27 in France, Aug 10 in Spain, Aug 8 in Italy and other 30 countries leaving India. Mi A2 will be available on the same dates as Mi A2 Lite and will arrive in India soon.
Xiaomi Mi A2:
The Xiaomi Mi A2 look similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of design with slight change in placement of antenna bands which are hidden on top and bottom of the device. It is completely built out of metal and weighs 168 grams. It is just 7.3 mm thick.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 sports a 5.99 inches FHD+ display covered with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by SD660 SoC built on 14nm process coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM with a 64GB/128GB storage option.
It is the first mid-range smartphone to come with AI-based Dual rear cameras after Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features 12MP primary sensor with an aperture of f/1.75 using Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, and secondary 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with an aperture of f/1.75, Dual LED Flash and 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels. It also features the 20MP selfie camera using Sony IMX376 with an aperture of f/1.75, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels and Soft LED flash. The rear camera also comes with intelligent scene detection feature and can detect up to 12 scene modes. It also has Face Unlock feature.
The connectivity option includes Dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Dual Band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, IR Blaster, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C Port, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and no 3.5 mm audio port. It is fueled by 3010 mAh battery and supports QC 3.0. The device runs on Android 8.1 without any custom UI.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite:
The new Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite comes with Redmi Note 5 Pro like back but overall looks similar to iPhone X in terms of design. It is completely made out of metal unibody and features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It weighs around 178 grams and is 8.75 thick.
The new Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite sports 5.84 inches FHD+ bezel-less display with a notch having an aspect ratio of 19:9 and resolution of 2280*1080p with 84% NTSC color gamut. The new Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is powered by the same old SD625 SoC coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage which can be further expanded via dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB.
The new Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite features Dual camera setup with the 12MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor with an aperture of f/2.2, 1.25-micron pixel, Dual LED flash, PDAF, AI Portrait, and capability to record video up to 1080 @30fps. It features a 5MP selfie camera with AI support, and face unlocks.
The connectivity options include Dual SIM with 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Dual Band Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, micro USB Port, 3.5 mm audio port, IR Blaster and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. All this is fueled by a larger 4000mAh battery and no fast charging support. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite runs on stock Android 8.1 without any custom UI.