Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite announced with Android One on board – still not officially coming to Australia

The Mi A1 was a success for Xiaomi, so much so that over night they’ve announced two more handsets running Android One, with the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite.

The Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are running ‘Pure Android’ according to Xiaomi at their launch event, which offers the bonus of fast updates which will keep the phones secure and versatile with both platform and security updates guaranteed for two years. Both handsets will launch with Android 8.1, but will see the Android P update coming later this year, as well as Android Q when it’s released based on their platform update promise.

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The handsets are similar in design – though the Mi A2 Lite includes a notch in the display, 3.5mm headphone jack, Infrared port and a microSD card slot, but it also has a microUSB port for charging as opposed to the USB-C port on the Mi A2. There’s also a difference in key specs including the processor, available RAM/Storage options and of course the camera and battery size. The comparison below should let you see the details easily
Xiaomi Mi A2:

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite:

The handsets are launching this month in 40 markets, though from what we can find Australia is not included in those markets. That’s never stopped us from getting our hands on them though with online Chinese e-commerce sites taking up the slack in that respect. In terms of pricing Xiaomi has only announced European pricing :
Mi A2

  • 4GB/32GB – €249
  • 4GB/64GB – €279
  • 6GB/128GB – €349

Mi A2 Lite

  • 3GB/32GB – €179
  • 4GB/64GB – €229

Last modified on 25 July 2018 10:50 am

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