Xiaomi is expanding its lineup of Android One devices with the launch of the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Offering notable upgrades from previous versions combined, these phones are a testament of the company’s commitment to create products that deliver a premium experience with the most honest pricing.
Both devices sport an 18:9 display with FHD+ resolution – The Mi A2 at 5.99-inches, and the Mi A2 Lite at 5.84-inches. The Mi A2 runs on a Snapdragon 660, along with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, while the Mi A2 Lite has a Snapdragon 625, with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of on-board space.
For optics, the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are equipped with dual rear cameras, 12MP + 20MP for the former, and 12MP + 5MP for the latter. Both feature AI-assisted portraits and beautification. The Mi A2 has a 3,000mAh battery, while the Mi A2 Lite has a 4,000mAh power pack.
Both the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite run on Android 8.1 Oreo, and are powered by Google’s latest AI software innovations, such as a smarter battery that adapts to its users habits, Google Assistant, and Google Lens. For the user’s peace of mind, these devices will also receive monthly security updates, come with Google Play Protect built-in, and support Project Treble, resulting to even faster updates compared to other Android devices.
The Mi A2 will retail for PhP14,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant and PhP17,490 for 6GB + 128GB. The Mi A2 Lite will be priced at PhP9,990 for the 3GB + 32GB variant and PhP11,990 for 4GB+64GB. There’s no exact date as to when these will hit shelves locally, yet, but we can assume that they’ll be arriving soon.
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite Specs
|Mi A2||Mi A2 Lite|
|Processor||Snapdragon 660 (Octa-Core)||Snapdragon 625 (Octa-Core)|
|Display||5.99" FHD+ 18:9||5.84" FHD+ 18:9|
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/1.75, Sony IMX486)|
20MP (f/1.75, Sony IMX376)
|12MP + 5MP|
|Front Camera||20MP (f/2.2, Sony IMX376)||5MP (f/2.0)|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Other Features||USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5, AI Portraits||AI Portraits, Beautification|
|Project Treble Support||Project Treble Support|