Xiaomi announces Mi A2, A2 Lite with dual camera and notch display

Android One program has seen its ups and downs throughout the year. In fact, it started gaining popularity as soon as Nokia and a few more manufacturers got on-board to release their phones with Google’s light-weight operating system. I’m personally a big fan of Android One program as phones launched under it would be receiving Android updates more quickly. Earlier this month, it was reported that Xiaomi’s another Android One phone, i.e., Mi A1 had started receiving Android 8.1 update. That’s the beauty of this program.

Just today, Xiaomi has added two more smartphones two this program with the launch of Mi A2 and A2 lite. They will receive two years of Android updates including security patches. Let us look at what these two smartphones will be offering in the mid-range segment.

Xiaomi Mi A2

It was long rumored that A2 lineup would take some hints from Mi 6X as far as display is concerned. That seems to be one true rumor. Mi A2 will feature 5.99″ Full HD IPS LCD panel, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, and good 3010 mAh battery. It has dual camera setup with one being 12 MP and another one being 20 MP. The front camera is also going to be a 20 MP lens.

Specifications
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One Program)
Display 5.99″ FHD LCD, Corning Gorilla 5
Processor and GPU Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512
RAM 4 and 6 GB options
Storage 32, 64 and 128 GB
Front Camera 20 MP
Rear Camera (Primary) Dual Camera, 20 MP + 12 MP with LED flash
Battery 3010 mAh with QuickCharge 3.0 (USB type C)
Fingerprint scanner Yes (on the back)
Headphone jack No
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Enough comparing it with 6X. Let’s see how it holds up with its younger brother Mi A1.

Xiaomi Mi A1 compared to Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Mi A2 is that sibling which sits in the middle of two. I would term it as a slightly upgraded version of Mi A1. It has a Snapdragon 625 processor and lesser memory options. The display measures at 5.84″ and it comes up with a notch. As mentioned earlier, this phone also has a dual camera module, one with a 12 MP lens while the other one is 5 MP. Although the battery capacity is larger at 4000 mAh, it doesn’t have quick charging 3.0. Since it has a micro USB port, it does pack fast charging technology up its sleeves.

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

The full specifications of Mi A2 lite are –

Specifications
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One Program)
Display 5.84″ FHD LCD, 19:9 aspect ratio with notch
Processor and GPU Snapdragon 625, Adreno 506
RAM 3 and 4 GB options
Storage 32, and 64 GB
Front Camera 5 MP
Rear Camera (Primary) Dual Camera, 12 MP + 5 MP with LED flash
Battery 4000 mAh with fast charging
Fingerprint scanner Yes (on the back)
Headphone jack Yes

Pricing of Mi A2 and A2 Lite

According to the report by TheVerge, both phones would be available in the market later this month in 40 countries. The Mi A2 will retail for approximately $290 for base model i.e., 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The Mi A2 lite will start from $209. They will be available in 3 color options i.e., blue, black and gold.

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