According to the reports reaching us from our sources, Xiaomi has announced the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite each of which runs Android One. The Google Android One operating system was at first meant for low-end phones, however, the Mi A2 phones are middle range devices and they are likely to provide a solid Android 8.1 experience.
In the same way as the Mi A1 of last year was based on the Mi 5X which was designed for Chinese users, the Mi A2 has the same hardware that the Mi 6X has. The Mi A2 is 7.3mm thick and has a 6-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and 1080p LCD, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor chip, a dual camera – one of 12MPs and the other 20MPs – front camera of 20MPs with a flash, a USB-C, and a 3,000mAh battery capacity. It has an internal storage capacity that is about 128GB and also 6GB RAM.
Mi A2 Lite on the other hand is 8.75mm thick with a 5.84-inch notched screen, 19:9 aspect ratio, 1080p LCD, Snapdragon 625 processor, dual rear cameras – one of 12MPs and the other of 5MPs – front camera of 5MPs and a 4,000mAh battery and Micro USB charging. It has internal storage of 64GB and 4GB RAM and is cheaper than the Mi A2.
The Mi A2 line will first launch in Spain after the expansion of Xiaomi into the country last year. The cost of the Mi A2 is €249 (approximately $290) for the device with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, €279 (approximately $325) for the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The device with 6GB RAM and 128GB costs €349 (approximately $408). The Mi A2 Lite with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage costs €179 (approximately $209) and the 4GBRAM/64GB internal storage model costs €229 (approximately $267) in Spain. Xiaomi states that the phones will be available in 40 countries and India is a priority given that the Mi A1 was largely focused on that market.