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Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Launch highlights: Mi A2 India launch on August 8, says company

Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Spain Launch highlights: Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite price, specifications and features, here are all the details.

Written by Shruti Dhapola | New Delhi |
Updated: July 25, 2018 8:59:29 am
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Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite launch highlights: Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, the two new Xiaomi phones, which are Android One certified devices, were unveiled at an event in Madrid, Spain. Xiaomi hosted a global event to introduce both the Mi A2 devices. Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are expected to come to India soon, within price range of under Rs 20,000, though in Europe, the prices could be higher depending on the conversion.

Mi A2 comes with features and specifications similar to the Mi 6X, that launched earlier in China, and it is a rebranded version of the same phone. Mi A1 was an revamp of the Mi 5X from China, when it was introduced in India last year. Mi A2 Lite though sports a design with a notch and come with dual-rear cameras at the back.

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18:07 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: A recap of specifications

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite gets a 5.84-inch Full HD+ display with a notch 19:9 on top. Mi A2 Lite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Mi A2 features dual rear cameras, a combination of a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. Mi A2 Lite sports a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.

17:47 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: A recap of specifications

Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch FHD+ display. The screen has an aspect ratio of 18:9. It will be available in three colour options – Blue, Black, and Gold. Mi A2 sports dual rear 12MP+20MP cameras. The front camera is 20MP with Artificial Intelligence (AI) features, including an AI Portrait mode. Under the hood, Mi A2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Mi A2 is backed by a 3,010mAh battery.

16:16 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite: A recap of prices

Xiaomi Mi A2 will come in three variants with the higest version offering 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The cheapest version will cost Euros 249 for the base 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version, which is nearly Rs 20,000 on conversion. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will cost Euros 279, which is around 22,000 on conversion. Finally, the highest variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost Euro 349, which is nearly Rs 28,000 on conversion. Now we will have to wait and see if Xiaomi keeps the prices similar when launches the phone in India, or whether we will get reduced prices here. 

Coming to the smaller Mi A2 Lite will cost Euros 179 for 3GB RAM and 32GB version.  This comes to around Rs 14,000 on conversion. Mi A2 Lite in 4GB+64GB storage will cost Euros 229, which is around Rs 18,000 on conversion.  

15:55 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 India Availability

While the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will go on sale in France, Spain and Italy from July and August, it will also come to other countries, a total of 40 to be precise. Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will come to India as well, though we will have to wait and see when it goes on sale in the market. 

15:53 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Mi A2 Lite: Price

Mi A2 Lite will cost Euros 179 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB version. The Mi A2 Lite in 4GB+64GB storage will cost Euro 229. On conversion to India, the prices come to Rs 14,000 plus and Rs 18,000 plus for the Mi A2 Lite smartphones. 

15:46 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Specifications

Mi A2 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor as well. Xiaomi claims this processor still outperforms other mid-range processors. Mi A2 Lite has a 4000 mAh battery on board. 

15:43 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: Camera

Mi A2 has a vertical rear camera as well. It comes with a 12MP+5MP camera at the back. This one also has an AI driven Portrait mode. 

15:42 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite colours

 

Mi A2 Lite will have an Android One branding as well. It will come in Blue, Black and Gold colour option as well. 

15:40 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is now launched

Mi A2 Lite is now being showcased. One of the first Android One phones to feature the 19:9 aspect ratio and has a 5.84-inches display. 

15:38 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Price

Xiaomi Mi A2 will cost Euros 249 for the base 4GB RAM and 32GB storage version. The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version will cost Euro 279. The highest variant which is 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will cost Euro 349. 

15:34 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications

Mi A2 will come with 6GB RAM and 128GB as the highest configuration. A look at the specifications 

15:33 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor

Mi A2 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with the Kryo big-little architecture, and this is an octa-core processor. Xiaomi is claiming an Antutu Benchmark score of 140,000, which is a huge leap over the Mi A1 from last year. Mi A2 will come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage on board. There will be a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant as well. 

15:31 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Here's what the phone looks like

Here's another look at the Mi A2  

15:29 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Mi A2: Regular Android security updates, one of the first to get Android P

 

Mi A2 will get Android P quickly, promises Google. Let's hope Xiaomi will be able to fulfil that promise. 

15:28 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Google Lens will be part of the camera app

Google Lens will be integrated in the camera app on the Mi A2. It will also run the Google Assistant. Unlimited photos space on Google Photos will also be there. This will also be one of the first devices to get Android P, says Jon Gold. It will also help battery life of the phone with features like Adaptive battery, etc. 

15:24 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 launch

Mi A1 did well throug Western Europe, claims Google's Jon Gold, who is Director, Android Partner Programs.  

15:22 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: Camera details

Listed above are all the details about the Mi A2 smartphone and its camera. 

15:18 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2: AI and Bokeh

Xiaomi claims they are putting in a lot of their own effort for improving Selfies and Portrait mode with AI. Xiaomi has also included AI Bokeh enhancement to the selfie camera's portrait mode. 

15:17 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Selfie camera

Mi A2 selfie camera is also 20MP and comes with a 'soft' Selfie light.  Mi A2's rear camera will also figure out which lens to use for Bokeh depending on the lighting. 

15:15 (IST)24 Jul 2018
Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with an AI Portrait mode

Xiaomi says the Portrait mode on Mi A2 is powered by machine learning. Each pixel is separated into an actual object. The ML allows it to figure out the background from the foreground and thus create a good Bokeh. Once again, Xiaomi is claiming that the Bokeh works well even in low-light. AI portrait mode keeps focus on the important stuff, says the company. 

Xiaomi Mi A2 launch event kicked off at 2.30 pm IST on July 24. Xiaomi's Mi Community website hosted a link for the livestream event as well.

Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite: Expected price and specifications

Mi A2 sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen aspect ratio of 18:9. It runs the Snapdragon 660 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Mi A2 packs a 3,010mAh battery. Camera combination on Mi A2 is 12MP+20MP with f/1.75 aperture. At the front, it has a 20MP sensor that comes with Portrait mode support.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite launch in Spain today: How to watch livestream

Mi A2 Lite has a notch on the top and a slightly smaller 5.84-inch Full HD+ display. It is powered by the older Snapdragon 625 processor. However, the battery on board is 4000mAh. It features dual camera sensors having a 12MP+5MP combination. Up front, it has a 5MP sensor for selfies.

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