Popular Chinese consumer electronics major Xiaomi is all geared up to unveil the new line of Android One phones on Tuesday (July 24) in Madrid, Spain. It has gone as far as announcing that it will be revealing two phones — Mi A2 and A2 Lite, but has kept the other key details such as the specifications and price keep the fans excited till the D-day.
But, some of the e-commerce partners of Xiaomi have let the cat slip out of the bag by inadvertently revealing the devices' specifications. Once the word got out in the media, they all have retracted the product pages and we have got all the details to share what the fans can expect in the upcoming Android One series phones.
Xiaomi Mi A2 series: Here's what you should need to know
As previously said Xiaomi Mi A2 is coming in two versions—one a standard Mi A2 and a low-end model Mi A2 Lite.
First up, the Mi A2; It has been surfacing online in pictures for the past one month regularly on the internet and we believe it is a version of Mi 6X but differ in only one aspect. The Mi A2 runs pure Android Oreo OS. On the other hand, the latter has highly customized Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 software. Rest of the attributes including design and internal hardware remains the same in both devices.
It can be noted that the predecessor Mi A1 was similar to the Mi 5X, but differed in software version.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to sport a 5.99-inch full HD+ screen with 2.5D curved glass. On the rear side, it will flaunt a premium metal-clad cover with the vertically-aligned dual camera on the top left corner and a fingerprint sensor in the middle for easy access to the finger to unlock the screen.
Inside, the Mi A2 is expected to house a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor,4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage and a 3,010mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole under mixed usage.
It also comes packed with a feature-rich dual-camera module having 12MP (Sony IMX486 sensor) and 20MP (Sony IMX376 sensor). It is assisted by Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based software that can recognize 24 different scene types to optimize the camera to take the perfect photo. It scans the scene to identify whether the subject is in exotic locations such as hills, beach and is intelligent enough to differentiate between pet animals, flowers, and humans, and optimizes the camera settings to take the best possible snaps.
On the front too, it houses equally impressive 20MP (with Sony IMX376 sensor) with F1.75 aperture guaranteeing the users of good quality selfies even under low-light condition. It will also be assisted Smart beauty app to help users edit skin tone and other stuff.
Mi A2 Lite: All you need to know.
Unlike other low-end smartphones, which happen to have the same design language as top-end but differ in terms of internal hardware. The Mi A2 Lite is completely different inside out compared to the Mi A2.
Having said that, Mi A2 Lite has a striking resemblance to another Xiaomi phone—Redmi 6 Pro—, even the internal hardware too. The only differentiating factor is that the latter comes with pure Android Oreo and on the other hand the latter comes with MIUI custom interface.
The Mi A2 Lite is expected to come with a 5.84-inch full HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, 3GB/4GB storage, 32GB/64GB storage and a 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole day under mixed usage.
The USP of the Mi A2 Lite is the camera hardware. It comes with a 12MP+5MP dual camera with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Portrait and AI scene detection feature. With this, the phone will be capable of detecting different possible scenarios such as pets, flowers, human face, landscape, snowy conditions, night, food and more.
On the front too, Mi A2 Lite also features an equally impressive 5MP front camera with AI Portrait, wherein despite having just one lens, it can take selfies with Bokeh blur effect. It allows users to adjust the focus on the background and foreground, which suits best to make it look appealing.
Expected specifications of Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite:
|Model||Xiaomi Mi A2 (aka Mi 6X)||Mi A2 Lite (aka Redmi 6 Pro)|
|Display||5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) display with 2.5D curved glass display
||5.84-inch full HD+ (2280x1080p) screen with 2.5D curved glass display
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android Oreo 8.1|
|Processor||14nm class Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core (4 x 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 260)||14nm class 64-bit 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 506|
|RAM||4GB/6GB LPDDR 4X||3GB/4GB|
|Storage||64GB/128GB (+ expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)||32GB/64GB, + expandable up to 256GB via microSD card|
|Battery||3,010mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 capability||4,000mAh battery|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), USB Type C port, A-GPS/GLONASS, Infrared sensor (TV remote control),||Dual-SIM, face unlock, fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS+GLONASS, infrared sensor|
|Dimensions||158.88×75.54×7.3 mm||149.33 × 71.68 × 8.75 mm|
|Price (expected price)||