Xiaomi launches Android One smartphones Mi A2, Mi A2 Lite

Madrid: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday expanded its Android One line-up with Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite devices that will come to India soon.

Mi A2 sports 12MP+20MP rear AI dual camera and 20MP front camera. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip with the powerful Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE), the company said in a statement.

The smaller Mi A2 Lite has 12MP+5MP rear AI dual camera and 4,000mAh battery.

As Android One devices, both the units will have unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos.

“Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are two devices that will take our win-win partnership with Google to new heights, following the success of Mi A1 last year,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President, Xiaomi.

Mi A2 comes in three variants — 4GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Mi A2 Lite will be available in 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. The devices will be rolled out gradually in 40 markets around the world.

“Our Android One series has now developed an excellent reputation and allowed us to win over the hearts of many more users in our global expansion journey,” Xiang added.

Mi A2 features 5.99-inch 18:9 Full Screen Display, protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

“We’re thrilled to expand our Android One partnership this year to introduce two great new devices — Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. We can’t wait for consumers around the world to see and experience them,” added Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s Vice President of Android and Google Play Business.

A useful feature on Mi A2 is that users can manually select the 20MP or 12MP rear camera according to environment lighting.