Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Launched
Mi A2 Lite
Mi A2: Starting Price of €249 (Rs. 20,071.20 approx)
Mi A2 Lite: Starting Price of €179 (Rs. 14,434.23 approx)
Mi A2: 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm
Mi A2 Lite: 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm
Mi A2: 168 g
Mi A2 Lite: 178 g
Mi A2: Front Glass With Aluminum Body
Mi A2: Cherry Pink, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Black
Mi A2 Lite: Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
Mi A2: 5.99-inch, IPS LCD
Mi A2 Lite: 5.84-inch, IPS LCD
Mi A2: 2160 x 1080 px, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
Mi A2 Lite: 2280 x 1080 px, 19:9 Aspect Ratio
Mi A2: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Mi A2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Mi A2 Lite: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Mi A2: Octa-core, 4 x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
Mi A2 Lite: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Mi A2: Adreno 512
Mi A2 Lite: Adreno 506
Mi A2: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
Mi A2 Lite: 32GB, 64 GB
Mi A2: 4GB, 6GB
Mi A2 Lite: 3GB, 4GB
Mi A2 Lite: microSD Up To 256 GB
Mi A2: MIUI 9.5, Android One, Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Mi A2 Lite: MIUI 9.0, Android One, Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Mi A2: Dual - 12 MP, f/1.75 Aperture, 20 MP, f/1.75 Aperture
Mi A2 Lite: Dual - 12 MP, f/2.2 Aperture, 5 MP, f/2.2 Aperture
Mi A2: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
MI A2 Lite: 1080p@30fps
Mi A2: 20 MP, f/2.2 Aperture
Mi A2 Lite: 5MP
Mi A2: 1080p@30fps
Mi A2 Lite: 1080p
Mi A2: 3,010 mAh
Mi A2 Lite: 4000 mAh
Mi A2: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
Mi A2 Lite: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2
Mi A2: Dual Nano SIM
Mi A2 Lite: Dual Nano SIM
Mi A2: Fingerprint Sensor, USB Type-C
Mi A2 Lite: Fingerprint Sensor, USB 2.0
When Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 back in September 2017, it also revealed the company’s sales figure for the month. Moreover, the Mi A1 was also the company’s first Android One device. The was also the company’s first smartphone in the Mi A series. Xiaomi claimed that it had sold close to 10 million devices in the month of September alone, making the Mi A1 one of the most bought smartphones of the year. Now, in the month of July 2018, the company has launched the Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite. While not much has changed from the Mi A1 to the Mi A2, there are still a few things that the company has decided to differently with the latter. The smartphone has launched on 24th July globally in Madrid, Spain.
What’s Changed From The Mi A1 To The Mi A2?
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. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a front glass design and an aluminum body. The display on the Mi A2 is a 5.99-inch panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 px. This display is an IPS LCD panel. Whereas, the Mi A1 has a 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD panel.
Powering the Xiaomi Mi A2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with the Adreno 512 GPU. Whereas, the Mi A1 had the Snapdragon 625 with the Adreno 506 GPU.
The camera setup on the Mi A2 consists of a total of three sensors. The primary camera has a 12 MP sensor with a f/1.75 aperture and another 20 MP sensor with a f/1.75 aperture. Secondary camera of the device is a 20MP sensor with front-facing LED flash and a f/2.2 aperture. While the Mi A1 had a primary dual-camera with two 12MP sensors.
What Xiaomi could have also done differently is add a fast charging capability to the Mi A2 since the chipset supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology. There are three storage variants of the Xiaomi Mi A2, a 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.
Why The Mi A2 Lite?
Even though the Mi A1 did really well, especially in the Indian market, many complained that the smartphone was slightly on the expensive side. To address this issue, Xiaomi has launched announced the Mi A2 Lite. The smartphone is advertised as the “entry-level Android One king”. Entry-level, because, the price of the Mi A2 could be under the Rs. 15,000 price bracket.
While there is no word about whether this device will be launched in India, but we can expect it to arrive in India under another alias.
The display on the Mi A2 Lite is a 5.84-inch panel with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a resolution of 2280 x 1080 px. The Mi A2 Lite sports a notch-display. Both the Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite have an IPS LCD panel. The Mi A2 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 625 with the Adreno 506 GPU. This chipset also featured in the Mi A1.
Pricing And Availability
The Mi A2 starts at a price of €249 (Rs. 20,071.20 approx) for the 32GB variant, with the 64GB costing around €279 (Rs. 22,500.42 approx), and the 128GB variant around €349 (Rs. 28,145.69 approx). While the Mi A2 Lite will start at €179 (Rs. 14,434.23 approx). The Mi A2 will go on sale in Spain starting 10th August, in France on 27th July, and in Italy and India on 8h August. While the Mi A2 will be available in India, the Mi A2 Lite will be sold in countries other than India.
Xiaomi celebrated its first Android One anniversary with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite. The company has also emphasized the AI capabilities of both the smartphones through the launch. While you have to wait for our full review of the Mi A2, we already have an unboxing video ready for the smartphone. Take a look.
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