Here’s what you need to know about Xiaomi’s Android One Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi A1 that was dubbed the budget Google Pixel now has a successor. Two successors if we’re being thorough. Xiaomi has announced the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, two new phones running Android One. Mi A2 phones, just like the predecessor and the new bunch of devices running Android One are firmly mid-range and should provide a solid stock Android 8.1 experience.

Also, like the Mi A1 that was based on the Mi 5X, the Mi A2 has identical hardware to the Mi 6X. Both phones are 7.3mm thick and share a 6-inch 18:9 1080p LCD, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 12+20-megapixel dual camera setup, a 20-megapixel selfie camera with a flash, USB C, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Mi A2 is available with up to 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications

  • 5.99-inch FHD+ LTPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 64GB. 128GB internal storage
  • expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2)
  • 12 MP (f/1.75, 1/2.9?, 1.25µm) Sony IMX 486 + 20 MP (f/1.75, 1/2.8?, 1.0µm) Sony IMX 376 dual rear cameras with LED Flash
  • 20 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.8?, 1.0µm) Sony IMX 376 front camera with HDR
  • 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM (hybrid)
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB 2.0 Type-C
  • Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • 3,010mAh non-removable battery
  • 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm
  • 168 g
  • Colors: Gold, Blue, Black

Pricing and Availability

The new Xiaomi devices debuted in Spain, keeping true to the company’s push into Europe. Wider availability of these devices is set to begin this month and Xiaomi says the phones will come to 40 countries. It is still unclear if these will hit local shores but if history is anything to go by, unofficial channels like Avechi will have them in store in no time. Xiaomi devices have been showing up on Jumia so these two might also make their way there? Only time will tell.

The Mi A2 will cost €249 (that around $290) for a device with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage, €279 (about $325) for 4GB/64GB, and €349 (~$408) for 6GB/128GB. The Mi A2 Lite has a 3GB/32GB version for €179 (~$209) and a 4GB/64GB model for €229 (~$267) in Spain. The other markets are also set to price these two gadgets very similarly.

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