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Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite Launch Date Confirmed on July 24
Xiaomi’s upcoming Android One smartphone – the Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) – has been expected. Along with the Mi A2 (Mi 6X), there have also been rumors about a cheaper model of the phone, the Mi A2 Lite. While people were still speculating all of this, the Mi A2 Lite was silently listed on an e-commerce website in China. Thus revealing possible design, specification and even pricing of the smartphone.
Do note, this isn’t an official launch, it is pretty much a case of the e-commerce website, Ali Express, jumping the gun. The official launch event for the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite is expected on 24 July.
According to a report by TechnoPasion, a seller on Ali Express has listed two variants of the Mi A2 Lite on the website, there is a 3 GB RAM variant, and one with 4 GB of RAM.
Image of: AliExpress Listing Details
The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ration and 1080 x 2160 full HD+ resolution. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor & It has Adreno 512 GPU, paired with 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)/ Android One OS out of the box.The Mi A2 (Mi 6X) is also likely to come with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12 MP + 20 MP rear cameras – a f/1.75 aperture, along with an autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, geo-tagging, 2x optical zoom, and panorama for clear pictures. It has a 20 MP front camera with artificial intelligence (AI) backed features, including an AI Portrait mode. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass sensors & connectivity options including GPS, USB 2.0 Type C, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and Infrared port, 3.5mm headphone jack. The Mi A2 (MI 6X) has a non-removable Li-Ion 3010 mAh battery. The smartphone is available in Cherry Pink, Sand Gold, Glacier Blue, Flame Red, and Black colors.
Image of: Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
The Mi A2 Lite was listed on a third-party retailer with a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM options and up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone is also found to have a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor within its dual rear camera setup and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor. Besides, it could come with a 4000mAh battery and offer connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Xiaomi confirms that both the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will be launched at its global launch event on July 24 in Madrid, Spain.
The #MiA2 & #MiA2Lite are coming your way very soon. Did you guess right? #2isbetterthan1 pic.twitter.com/KYsPKeHWa2
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 17, 2018
In an earlier tweet, Xiaomi had tweeted an image that highlights the back panel of the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. The image also confirms that the handsets will sport a vertically-positioned dual rear camera setup and that one would be smaller than the other.
You will want to #SaveTheDate for this one! pic.twitter.com/gSxUsgSBjm
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 17, 2018
While Xiaomi hasn’t revealed any specifications of the two new Mi-Series models Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X), Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, the rumor mill has reported much about both. The new smartphones will come with multiple storage options, including 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage. Further, the recent listing of the Mi A2 Lite on AliExpress confirmed that there will be 3GB and 4GB RAM options with a starting price of $189.99 (roughly Rs. 13,000). The Mi A2, on the other hand, is found to be available with a price starting at CHF 289 (roughly Rs. 20,000).