Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite Coming to Malaysia Very Soon

Xiaomi Mi A2 listed on two popular online retail stores for pre-orders ahead of launch

Unlike many other smartphones launched over the a year ago or so (including the Mi A2 Lite), Xiaomi's new Android mid-ranger doesn't feature a display notch, thus having a relatively conventional-looking front panel, though its rear plate is somewhat reminiscent of Apple's iPhone X, primarily due to the vertical arrangement of the two cameras which are separated by a dual-LED flash unit.

There will also be a Mi A2 Lite device. It is also possible that the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite may sport an even lower price tag. The Mi A2 Lite on the other hand will see limited global availability and India is not one of the markets where the company will be launching it.

In India, both the devices are expected to cost over Rs 14,000 to Rs 15,000. As for the specifications, the Mi A2 is your usual 2018 mid-range smartphone. In another teaser, Xiaomi suggested two colour options for the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite - Pink and Blue. It comes preloaded with a stock build of Android 8.1 instead of the company's own MIUI and will be one of the first Android phones to receive the forthcoming P update.

Both the smartphones will be getting get two years of assured Android upgrades on the software till Android Q.

According to Xiaomi, it offers 20% better performance than the Snapdragon 636 processor that's powering the Redmi Note 5 and 79% better performance than the Snapdragon 625 which is running on the previous Mi A1. This is the same chipset that powered last year's Xiaomi Mi A1. The phone is likely to be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage of internal storage. The Mi A2 phone comes with a dual camera setup of 12MP + 20MP Sony IMX sensors with an F1.75 aperture, giving low-light photographs much more clarity and sharpness.

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen which has an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Mi A2 carries a 12MP + 20 MP dual lens camera with video recording up to 4K.

Just like the original Mi MAX 3, the smartphone will have a massive 5400 mAh Li-ion battery with support for Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 along with a dedicated 3.5 mm headphone jack as well.

The Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite will be rolled out globally starting late July and we expect both models to launch in Malaysia very soon. Both the upcoming smartphones will be a part of Xiaomi Mi A series and Google's Android One program.

Xiaomi is serious about expanding its reach beyond China and hosting a launch event in Madrid is certainly one way to go about it. In the coming weeks and months, the phones' availability will spread to 40 markets around the world.

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