Xiaomi Mi A2: price, specs, release date, where to buy

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On July 24 which is just a day from now, the Chinese OEM would be holding an event in Spain, and the Xiaomi Mi A2 alongside a new Mi A2 Lite variant would be launched. As such, although the Mi A2 doesn't have a 3.5mm jack, the A2 Lite has the analog port. The devices run Android One out of the box, which is Google stripped-down version of the operating system with no bloatware. This is the configuration that we saw on the Mi Max 3, so expecting nothing different in the hardware specifications as far as the camera is concerned. A smartphone associated with the brand "Pocophone" was also listed to come in two storage variants - 64GB/128GB internal storage with 6GB RAM. When it comes to RAM and storage, you can choose from a combination of 4 GB RAM/32GB storage (€249), 4 GB RAM/64GB storage (€279), and 6GB RAM/128GB storage (€349).

As for the Mi A2 Lite, this device comes at a starting price of Euro 179 (approximately Rs 14,400) that offers 3GB RAM+32GB internal storage while the high-end variant - that comes with 4GB RAM+64GB internal storage - costs Euro 229 (about Rs 18,500).

Ahead of the teaser for today's announcement, rumors had suggested that the Mi A2 would be based on the Xiaomi Mi 6X that came out in April.

Powering the Xiaomi Mi A2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with the Adreno 512 GPU. The main camera setup is likely to offer 4K video recording, whereas the video recording capability of the front-facing selfie camera is expected to be capped at 1080p. The same 12MP and 20MP dual rear camera setup is also present on the MiA2, as well as the 20MP front snapper.

The A2 Lite comes with slightly less powerful hardware, but makes up for it with a larger 4,000mAh battery.

The Mi A2 lite is expected to run the same Android One platform with a notched 5.84-inch Full HD+ display.

Under the hood, you'll find a Snapdragon 625 at 2GHz; you can choose between 3GB RAM with 32 GB of space, and 4GB RAM with 64GB.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will reportedly sport a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 3GB RAM option and up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The dual rear cameras are aligned horizontally with LED flash tucked in between two camera lens.

Coming to the prices, the upcoming Mi A2 Lite has been listed for £209.99, which roughly translates to Rs 14,421 on conversion. Xiaomi is also selling numerous other Mi and Redmi-series devices in major European markets like France, Italy, and Spain, all of which deliver stellar value for money. Meanwhile, the front comes with a modest 5MP selfie camera that supports AI portrait mode.