Xiaomi, the world leader in technology, today announced the expansion of its Android One line with the introduction of Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, which feature powerful photographic features and a series of noteworthy updates compared to the previous generation . The two devices embody Xiaomi’s commitment to offering surprising products at fair prices to allow the whole world to enjoy a better life through innovative technologies.
Launched in September last year, Mi A1 was the first Xiaomi Android One device. The two new devices announced today are destined to bring the Android One experience to a whole new level, especially thanks to the exceptional photographic experience they offer.
Mi A2 is a photographic power with dual 12MP + 20MP AI camera and a 20MP front camera. It is powered by Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 SoC with the powerful Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE). The Mi A2 Lite, slightly smaller, offers great value thanks to the dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and the 4,000 mAh battery. As an advantage of partnering with Android One, both devices have high quality unlimited photo storage thanks to Google Photo, thus ensuring users always have storage for their photos.
Wang Xiang, Xiaomi’s Senior Vice President, said: “Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are two devices that will bring our partnership with Google to new levels, following the success of Mi A1 last year. With an amazing user experience that far exceeds people’s expectations, offered at an honest price, our Android One series has now developed a great reputation and has allowed us to win the hearts of many other users on our expansion journey. global”.
“We are thrilled with the positive response from Mi A1 over the past year” said Jamie Rosenberg, vice president of Android and Google Play Business. “We are proud to further expand our Android One partnership to introduce two fantastic new devices, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. We can not wait for users from all over the world to see them and live them. “
Powerful 20 MP dual camera
Mi A2 comes with a stunning 5.9-inch 18: 9 full screen display, protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel with 2.5D curvature, in an attractive aluminum unibody with a curved back panel that is tapered towards the four sides. Measuring just 7.3 mm thick, the Mi A2 offers great aesthetics and ergonomics at the same time.
Thanks to the 20 MP IMX376 front camera and the dual 12 MP + 20 MP AI camera, one of the most powerful configurations in this price range, Mi A2 shoots beautiful photos that will be surely amazing.
Mi A2 is a dream come true for those who love selfies. The 20MP front sensor features Super Pixel technology that combines information from four pixels to create a large 2.0μm pixel, which greatly improves sensor light sensitivity, producing clearer and brighter images in low light conditions. Along with effects like AI Portrait, AI Beautify 4.0 and HDR, as well as the front light Selfie-4500K, it will be really easy to get a nice selfie.
The 20MP rear camera features the same Super Pixel sensor with a ƒ / 1.75 aperture for crisper, more vivid images even in low light conditions. It is equipped with a 12MP camera with 1.25 μm large pixels and a ƒ / 1.75 aperture that allows the Mi A2 to take beautiful, bokeh-like photos. Another useful feature of Mi A2 is that users can manually select the rear 20MP or 12MP camera based on ambient lighting, such as switching to the 20MP sensor when shooting in low light conditions to take advantage of large 2.0μm pixels for brighter photos.
Dual camera, 48 hours of battery life
Mi A2 Lite is one of the first Android One devices with a unique 19: 9 format display. This 5.8-inch FHD + full-screen display is housed in a relatively compact body making it very comfortable to use with one hand. The screen also features useful features like Auto Contrast, Reading Mode and Night Mode.
Mi A2 Lite offers a dual 12MP + 5MP AI rear camera, with a 12MP center sensor with 1.25 μm large pixels and a phase detection autofocus for fast and precise autofocus. It also features a 5-megapixel front camera that supports AI portrait mode, which means photos can have a bokeh effect even without a second lens.
Thanks to the extraordinary 4000mAh battery, Mi A2 Lite is able to easily manage 6 hours of continuous play and 34 hours of music playback. This is also thanks to the energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 platform, which allows Mi A2 Lite to cope with demanding 3D games while maintaining excellent battery life.
Being an Android One device, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite run pure Android 8.1 with the latest Google AI-powered software updates, like a smarter battery that adapts to user habits. With the help of Google Assistant and Google Lens, the system allows users to easily find answers and get results in real time.
Based on the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 660 platform with Artificial Intelligence Engine, the A2 provides a crisp and clear experience. The advanced Kryo architecture with structured Arm, combined with a LPDDR4x RAM of up to 6 GB, means that the Mi A2 offers a perfect mix of performance and energy efficiency.
In terms of security, users can rest assured thanks to the monthly updates of security software and Google Play Protect integrated. In addition, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite support Google’s Project Treble, resulting in faster and easier system updates than other Android devices, giving users access to the latest features.
Prices and Availability
Mi A2 is available in three colors – black, gold and blue – and in three versions with the following prices: 4GB + 32GB for €179.99, 4GB + 64GB for €229 and 6GB + 128GB for €349, while Mi A2 Lite will be available at 3GB + 32GB for €189 and 4GB + 64GB for €229.90. Prices are based on the current European market and available in the following countries:
Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine. It’s also coming to Colombia and Mexico (no word on North America) and a variety of markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, including Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the UAE.
|Category||Xiaomi Mi A2||Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite|
|Dimensions and Weight||158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm, 166g||149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75mm, 178g|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 @ 2.2GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 @ 2.0GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 506|
|Rear Cameras||12MP + 20MP f/1.75 (Sony IMX486 + Sony IMX376) w/ LED flash, autofocus phase detection, 1.25μm + 2μm Super Pixel, 2x optical zoom, 2160p video recording||12MP + 5MP f/2.2 w/ LED flash, 1.25μm + 1.12μm pixel sizes, gyro-EIS, 1080p video recording|
|Front Camera||20MP f/1.8 (Sony IMX376) w/ 1080p video recording||5MP F/2.0 w/ 1080p video recording|
|Storage||32GB/64GB/128GB||32GB/64GB w/ microSD support|
|Display||6-inch 1080×2160 18:9 IPS LCD. 403 PPI, 85% NTSC. Color contrast ratio: 1500:1. 2.5D glass.||5.84-inch 1080×2280 19:9 IPS LCD with screen notch. 432ppi,84% NTSC. Color contrast ratio: 1500:1. 500nit maximum brightness.|
|Audio||No 3.5mm headphone jack (adapter included), speaker||3.5mm headphone jack, speaker|
|Battery||3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0||4,000mAh battery 5V/2A charging|
|Ports||USB Type-C (USB 2.o)||micro-USB (USB 2.0)|
|Fingerprint scanner||Yes (Rear)||Yes (Rear)|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)||Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)|
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
LTE with VoLTE
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Rose Gold||Black, Blue, Gold|
|Pricing (in Spain)||€249 (~20,076INR/$291) for 4GB RAM +32GB storage€299 (~24,104INR/$350) for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
€349 (~28,135INR/$408) for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
|€179 (~14,430INR/$209) for 3GB RAM + 32GB storage€229 (~18,460INR/$268) for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage|
|Availability||Late July in 40 markets||Late July in 40 markets|
Starting from August 8th, the devices will be available through online and retailer stores including authorized Mi Store, Amazon and more. It will be possible to pre-order the devices through Amazon from August 1st.