Xiaomi Mi A2 launch highlights: Mi A2 priced at Rs 20,000, Mi A2 Lite at Rs 14,500, no word on India launch
3 min read.Updated: 24 Jul 2018, 05:18 PM ISTLivemint
A look at the latest developments and details from the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite Global launch in Spain
Xiaomi’s much anticipated Android One handsets, the Xiaomi Mi A2and Mi A2 lite, are going to be unveiled today in Spain. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is priced at about ₹ 20,000 for the base variant and ₹28,000 for the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM model. The Mi A2 Lite is priced at about ₹14,000 for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant and ₹18,000 for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant. We do not have an India launch date yet. The Xiaomi Mi A2 features a 5.9-inch screen with a 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160x1080. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC and runs Android One. The Mi A2 has a 20MP+12MP vertically stacked dual camera on the rear and a 20MP selfie camera. It comes with a 3,010mAh battery with a USB Type-C port. The Mi A2 Lite features a 5.84-inch display with a notch and the same resolution as Mi A2. It is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC and features a 12MP + 5MP rear camera setup and 5MP front facing camera. It comes with a bigger battery capacity of 3,900mAh.
25 Jul 2018, 03:53:00 AM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: Price announced
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will sell at €179 (about Rs 14,000) for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant and €229 (about Rs 18,000) for the 4GB RAM/64GB variant
24 Jul 2018, 03:51:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: Camera
The phone features a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with AI portrait mode , PDAF and other camera modes.
24 Jul 2018, 03:49:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite: Snapdragon 625 in an entry level phone
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, making it one of the more affordable phones to do so, says Donovan Sung, Director of Product Management at Xiaomi.
24 Jul 2018, 03:46:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite launched
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite bears a similar design to the Mi A2, except a notched display.
25 Jul 2018, 03:39:00 AM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2: Prices announced
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will sell for €249 (about Rs 20,000) in Spain.
25 Jul 2018, 03:36:00 AM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2: Chipset and performance
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be one of the few devices to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC.
24 Jul 2018, 03:35:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 will be one of the first devices to receive Android P
Android P, which will roll out later this year will be available on the Xiaomi Mi A2.
24 Jul 2018, 03:32:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 to get Google’s innovations in battery optimization
The Mi A2 will keep a track of your usage patterns through AI to optimise battery performance.
24 Jul 2018, 03:23:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2: Selfie Camera
The Xiaomi Mi A2’s camera will feature an improved portrait mode that can detect edges much better, even in low light scenarios. It also features a front facing HDR mode for processing background light and highlights.
24 Jul 2018, 03:15:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2: Rear camera
Xiaomi Mi A2 features dual-camera system with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor and f/1.75 aperture and 12-megapixel Sony IMX486 sensor. It will also have a large f/1,75 aperture, 4-in-1 2um Super Pixel. This will also improve low-light photography
24 Jul 2018, 03:10:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2: Design and colour variants
The Xiaomi Mi A2 will have an aluminium-unibody and a slim profile, sizing at just 8.4mm. It will be available in gold, blue and black colour variants.
24 Jul 2018, 02:51:00 PM IST
Xiaomi crossed $15 billion in 7 years: Wang Xiang
Xiaomi’s Sr. Vice President Wang Xiang says year 2017 was a great year for Xiaomi as they successfully crossed the $15 billion revenue mark within 7 years, much faster than Apple, Google and Facebook.
24 Jul 2018, 02:40:00 PM IST
The Xiaomi Mi A2 launch event begins
Xiaomi is expected to unveil the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at the event in Madrid today.
24 Jul 2018, 02:17:00 PM IST
Specifications we expect
We expect the smartphone to run on Android One with a 5.99-inch full HD+ display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and three storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. On the back, we expect it to have 12MP vertically stacked dual rear camera setup and 20MP selfie camera.
24 Jul 2018, 02:13:00 PM IST
How to watch the live-stream on YouTube and Facebook
Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 lite’s launch event will be live-streamed on Mi’s official YouTube channeland Facebook page at 2:30 pm IST on July 24. You can simply click on the links to get redirected to the live-stream.
24 Jul 2018, 02:11:00 PM IST
Xiaomi Mi A2 listed on AliExpress
The Mi A2 also appeared in a listing on third party e-commerce website AliExpress and was priced at $199.99 (approx Rs 13,700) for the 3GB RAM/32GB ROM variant and $229.99 (approx Rs 15,700) for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant.
24 Jul 2018, 02:08:00 PM IST
What we know about the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite
After a series of teasers on Twitter and Facebook, Xiaomi will be launching the much anticipated Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite in Spain. To recall, Mi’s Twitter handle had teased a global event by asking fans where they would want the next event to be held at.