Xiaomi Mi A2 Goes Official with Snapdragon 660 and Android One

Xiaomi Mi A2 listed on two popular online retail stores for pre-orders ahead of launch

What's Changed From The Mi A1 To The Mi A2? The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a mid-range handset that offers some worthwhile specs, while the Mi A2 Lite is going to be the cheaper of the pair, even as it scales back some of the features.

Full specifications Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the Mi A1 has a 1920 x 1080 px IPS LCD panel.

Not only does the camera interface feel very responsive, the Mi A2 can take sharp, flattering images with good dynamic range too. On the front, the smartphone carries a 20 MP f/1.8 camera which can record Full HD videos. There is a 20MP front-facing camera on the other side, a 3000mAh battery inside, and a USB-C port on the bottom.

The rear dual camera system features a 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensor working in tandem. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, the chipset widely preferred by Xiaomi, and can be paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage.

Given their status as Android One devices, software experience is definitely one of the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite's best qualities.

As for the Mi A2 Lite, this device comes at a starting price of Euro 179 (approximately Rs 14,400) that offers 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage while the high-end variant - that comes with 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage - costs Euro 229 (about Rs 18,500). Android One was initially aimed at developing markets, but sales were lackluster. Entry-level, because, the price of the Mi A2 could be under the Rs. 15,000 price bracket. Xiaomi is huge in India, so we should see the brand launching both devices in the country shortly.

Mi LED Smart TV 4, claimed to be the thinnest LED TV ever, is a 55 inch (138.8 cm) television which is rated to play 4K content. The smartphone will sport a dual camera module at the rear and will be available in 2 colour options - Blue and Gold. The Mi A2 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 625 with the Adreno 506 GPU. Xiaomi's industry disrupting Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A will also be up for grabs at 12:00PM today.

The Mi A2 starts at a price of €249 (Rs. 20,071.20 approx) for the 32GB variant, with the 64GB costing around €279 (Rs. 22,500.42 approx), and the 128GB variant around €349 (Rs. 28,145.69 approx). The phones will go on sale in France, Spain and Italy from July and August. As per a rumoured listing, the Mi A2 was listed for RON 1,400, which is roughly Rs. 24,200 for the 4GB RAM/32GB storage variant and it is RON 1,600 (approximately Rs. 27,600 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant).

Essentially, the Mi A2 Lite has the same underpinnings as its predecessor, albeit with a refreshed design for 2018. The company has also emphasized the AI capabilities of both the smartphones through the launch.

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