So finally, Xiaomi reveal up new budget smartphones based on the pure Android interface today, an event held in Spain. After weeks of leak and rumours on the various social platform, the company disclosed MI A2 along the lighter version of handset MI A2 lite. Both the smartphones are based on Google’s Android One program. Xiaomi revealed both handset Mi A2 and A2 lite for the European market but also mentioned about the launch for India. MI A2 will be the only handset get launched in India, while the Mi A2 Lite will not hit shelves of the country.
The highlights of both the smartphones Mi A2 and A2 lite have dual vertical camera setup at the rear and even though company mentioned that they had worked hard to bring the best photography experience with the phone’s camera. Therefore they are able to bring super-pixel technology equipped sensors at both rear and front in the smartphone. Apart from that Xiaomi claimed both the handsets are battery optimized, which will give the full day usage. Xiaomi Mi a2 is the successor of Mi A1, which was the first smartphone in India from xiaomi to featured amidst the Android One programme, launched last year.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite: Price and Availability
Xaiomi has come up with three variants for Mi A2- the first one, 4GB RAM and 32GB internal variant cost for 249 euros(approx Rs.20,000), the second 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage at price tag for 279 euros(approx Rs.24,000) and the last 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant at priced for 349 euros(approx Rs 28,000).
Where else the Mi A2 Lite from Xiaomi come up in two options- 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant for 179 euros (approx Rs.15,000) and 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant for 229 euros(approx Rs.18,000)
Xiaomi specifies that both the handsets Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will be available in France from 27th July and rest of the 40 countries including India will be available from August 8th. Even Xiaomi uncover the official launch date of Mi A2 in India on August 8th, through their official Instagram handle. The Xiaomi A2 Lite will not get launched in India.
Both the smartphones Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will be available in three colour options Black, Gold and Blue colour options.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite: Specifications
Both the smartphones carry quite similar identical specs but there SOC and memory options make them distinguishable. Check out below independent specs.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Specs
Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display panel with the aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone aluminium unimetal body and for protection has 2.5d curved Gorillas corning glass. Under the hood, Mi A2 is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SOC at the clocked speed of 2.2Ghz and Adreno 512 GPU. The handset has Dual sim slots(not hybrid).
As already mentioned above Mi A2 will be available in three memory and internal storage options with LPDDR4x dual channel RAM. However, the smartphone will be running on Android 81 oreo based on Google’s Android One programme. So the users will be getting the regular update and security patches. Even Xiaomi promised to provide the update for the handset completely till two years. The fingerprint sensor is provided in the handset at the back for security.
In terms of optics, the Mi A2 comes with the vertically assigned dual camera. The primary sensor of 12 Megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor and supportive camera of 20-megapixel with sony IMx 376 sensor for portrait photography. Both rear sensors have 1.25-micron pixels and of f/1.7 aperture. The same rear camera comes with phase detection and dual LED flash. The front Camera comes with the 20-megapixel lens along Sony IMX 376 sensor and Xiaomi’s super pixel technology. The front camera even has Led flash.
Mi A2 both front and rear camera’s has AI-Scene Recognition for more intense bokeh effect, HDR mode and better-detailed colour in the photos. For beautify, the phone comes with pre-installed AI smart beauty 4.0. It also supports face unlocking option.
The Mi A2 is fueled up by 3,010 mAh battery with the option of quick charge 3.0 through USB Type-C connectivity. Other connectivity choice includes 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter but with no 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: Specs
Xiaomi A2 Lite carries simple and basic specification as compared to A2 regular one. It sports 5.84-inch full HD+ with the aspect ratio of 19:9 and the ‘Notch’ at the top. In terms of power, it has Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor a the clocked speed of 2.0Ghz. The Mi A2 Lite comes in two variant option 3GB and 4GB RAM along with 32GB and 64GB internal storage. The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite can only have the option to expand the memory up to 256Gb via Sd card.
The handset equipped with also dual vertical camera setup, as 12-megapixel of primary camera and 5-megapixel of the supportive camera with PDAF and LED flash. The Front Camera also has 5-megapixel of the sensor. Xiaomi has also loaded this handset with AI recognition capabilities.
Mi A2 Lite will be running on Android 8.1 oreo based Android one programme and backed by 4,000mAh battery. The Company claims that the battery can be back up till two days on a single charge with decent usage. Other connectivity concern, it has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB for charging.