Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite design, specs, and pricing get detailed

Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite design, specs, and pricing get detailed
Earlier today, Xiaomi announced a new launch event set that is set to take place in Spain on July 24. Here, the company is expected to unveil its next Android One smartphone, the Mi A2. But according to one listing in Poland, it seems rumors of a second device dubbed the Mi A2 Lite were accurate after all, which suggests the brand will actually unveil two new smartphones in Spain.

Unlike the regular Mi A2 which is set to sport an 18:9 aspect ratio, it appears Xiaomi’s plans for the cheaper Mi A2 Lite will see it adopt a taller 19:9 display panel complete with a notch up top, although it’s worth noting that it will be slightly smaller in size at 5.84-inches. In addition to this, while the overall rear panel is largely similar thanks to the dual-camera setup and fingerprint scanner, some changes have been made to the antenna bands. Moreover, in an effort to cut costs, a micro-USB port is featured instead of the newer Type-C connector, although the brand has included a 3.5mm headphone jack, something the more expensive offering does not.

Aside from the external modifications, the Mi A2 Lite also sports a rather different spec sheet, with the biggest change being the presence of the Snapdragon 625 instead of the Snapdragon 660. However, users will still gain access to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, on top of stock Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box and a rather larger 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on.

When it comes to pricing, the listing in question offers the smartphone for roughly $285, or €240. Additionally, in regards to the regular Mi A2, the base model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage looks set to start at roughly $350, which suggests a price tag of €299 is to be expected in Europe, although the most expensive model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage should be expected to cost €369, or $430.

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Mi A2
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3010 mAh
Mi A2 Lite
  • Display 5.8" 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Back and front looks like an iphone x with a little chin.lol

2. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

So the "Lite" model is pretty much the Mi A1, but with an 19:9 notch screen and no USB-C for a higher base price than the Mi A1? Yeah... Xiaomi, you're starting to outsmart yourself.

4. matix73

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

I'm guessing it's a rebranded Redmi 6 Pro

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Wooow wooooow why these are so much pricey? These are budget devices, at least they are suppose to be, so prices should also come down accordingly. Otherwise they'll flop for sure in markets such as India and China. So many sub $200 choices are there these days like Oppo Realme 1, Redmi Note 5/ 5 pro, Asus zenfone max pro M1, Honor 7X, Honor 9 lite etc etc. Even the Nokia 7 Plus with SD 660 is $365 in India which is a very good branded phone. Asus Zenfone 5z with SD 845 is just $440 in India.....lol

5. skips

Posts: 489; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

The design consists of everything I hate in phones nowadays: iPhone X rear-camera layout, notch + big ass chin, two antenna bands going straight across the rear plate, iPhone-like design on the bottom (speakers+ charging/usb port) It is the embodiment of stale design. Nice.

6. Gregxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 13, 2018

The only things missing in the MI A2 are the audio jack and the NFC. It's too thin OK, but the audio from the USB type C has a lesser audio quality right? And the NFC, wasn't there on the MI A1 and still not there here, what a shame.

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