Mi A2 and A2 Lite:
Xiaomi today announces the two new Android One phones Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. As we anticipated Mi A2 is the global Android One version of Xiaomi’s 6X. Xiaomi in it’s launch announced that the devices will be available in 40 countries globally.
We’ll see the complete specs , price and release date here.
Xiaomi Mi A2 vs. Mi A2 Lite
|Mi A2||Mi A2 Lite|
|OS||Pure Android 8.1 Oreo||Pure Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+||5.84-inch 19:9 FHD+|
|(2160x1080) IPS LCD panel||(2220x1080) IPS LCD panel|
|Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|4x2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4x1.8GHz Kryo 260||Eight Cortex A53 cores up to 2.0GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 506|
|Rear camera||12MP (f/1.8, 1.25um) + 20MP (f/1.75, 2.0um)||12MP (f/1.8, 1.25um) + 5MP (f/1.8, 1.0um)|
|PDAF, LED flash, 4K video recording||PDAF, LED flash|
|1080p video recording|
|Front camera||20MP (f/1.75, 2.0um)||5MP f/2.2 lens|
|AI portrait mode||AI portrait mode|
|LED Selfie light|
|Connectivity||LTE with VoLTE||LTE with VoLTE|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS, GLONASS||3.5mm audio jack|
|Battery||3010mAh battery||4000mAh battery|
|Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C)||Fast charging (5V/2A over Micro-USB)|
|Fingerprint||Rear fingerprint sensor||Rear fingerprint sensor|
As we see the specs sheet, Mi A2 is the updated version of Mi of A1 whereas Mi A2 Lite is an enhanced version of Mi A1 especially with a notch. Processor and GPU are the main differences between Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. A2 Lite still using the old Snapdragon 625 chipset which was used in Mi A1.
Mi A2 is the much expected Android one smartphone. The specs sheet proves that the device is worth the wait. Mi A2 will be a powerful Pure Android smart phone at an affordable price.
Mi A2 comes with 5.99-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and has the strongest Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The device powered with Snapdragon 660 chipset which may be not be the latest. But still it is a powerful midrange processor and an upgrade over Mi A1’s Snapdragion 625. GPU Adreno 512 is also an upgrade over Mi A1.
Mi A2 has very good rear camera combination with 12MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.25um) + 20MP (f/1.75 aperture, 2.0um). The primary rear camera with 12MP and IMX 376 sensor provides better low light pictures. Whereas the secondary camera supports AI assissted portrait mode. Similar to Redmi note 5 pro, Mi A2 has 20 MP primary camera with f/1.75 apesrture ratio. The front camera aslo has AI portrait mode and has Front flash as well. The primary camera supports 4k video recording.
Mi A2 top vsriant comes with 6 GB RAM with 128 GB inbuilt memory. Supports Fast charging 3.0 with type C connectivity and has a decent 3010 mAh battery. Looks like Mi A2 doesn’t have a head phone jack and we are wondered why Xiaomi need to cut it down.
Mi A2 comes in three variants. Check the price and availablity details below
Mi A2 Lite:
As we discussed eearlier, Mi A2 is an enhanced version of Mi A1. The specs is almkst simklsr to Mi A1 but this one has 19:9 aspect ratio with a iPhone X like notch.
Mi A2 Lite has Snapdragkon 625 chipset which is the same as Mi A1. Unlike Mi A2, Lite version doesn’t has USB Type C connectivity and But it does comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Surprisingly Mi A2 Lite has an upper hand ober Mi A2 in battery . Lite version has a whopping 4000 mAh batterty that supports quick charge 2.0 technology. Lite version also gas dual camera setup with 12MP (f/1.8, 1.25um) + 5MP (f/1.8, 1.0um) combination and supports upto 1080p recording. But has a average 5 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture ratio.
Pricing and availability
Xiaomi always concerns on pricing it’s devices. Tbis time I leave it to you on how well the company has priced the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. The top variant of Mi A2 has the price tag of $410(~Rs.28,000). Whereas the Mi A2 Lite starts off from $210(~Rs.14,000) . Here is the price details of all the variants
- Mi A2 (4GB/32GB): $290 (~Rs.20,000)
- Mi A2 (4GB/64GB): $350 (~Rs.24,500)
- Mi A2 (6GB/128GB): $410 (~Rs.28,700)
- Mi A2 Lite (3GB/32GB): $210(~14,700)
- Mi A2 Lite (4GB/64GB): $270(~Rs.18,999)
Please note that the above prices in INR is just the currency conversion of USD and not the actual prices. Usually Xiaomi’s devices will be available at a lesser price in India than in US. The Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite may ranges from approx. Rs.18,000 and approx. Rs.11,000 correspondingly in India.
Both mi A2 and A2 Lite will be available for sale from July 27 in Spain.
In India, Mi A2 will be launched on 8th August. We shall get the price and the release date on 8th of August.
Xiaomi mentions in it’s announcement that both devices will be available in over 40 markets around the world. The region-wise availability may be announced within a month. Xiaomi has a huge market in India, so India is one among the countries to get these devices sooner.
Stay tuned to get the latest updates.