Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite launched

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If you compare the Mi A2 Lite with last year's Mi A1, you will find that both of these phones use the same Snapdragon 625 processor. Earlier, Xiaomi Mi A2 was touted to release, however, sources suggest that the Chinese brand will unveil the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite in Spain tomorrow on July 24, 2018. This is also the first global Xiaomi smartphone launch with a notch on top of the display. Xiaomi is yet to confirm that it's not going to launch the Mi A2 Lite in India. As Mi and A2, the younger version will be running pure Android Oreo. The Mi A2 ships with the latest stock Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box with a guaranteed Android P update later this year.

The Redmi Y2 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 12,999 for the model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

While announcing their availability for global markets, Xiaomi stressed that the Mi A2 will be coming to as many as 40 countries including India in the days to come. On the front, you'll find a 5-megapixel lens for selfies. On the front, Mi A2 bears a 20MP AI-focused selfie camera. The phone measures 149.33 x 71.68bx 8.75mm. Surprisingly a dedicated microSD card slot with support for cards with up to 256GB storage is up.

As Android One devices, both the units will have unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos. The company has teased that it will come with a telephoto lens, GSMArena reports. Mi A2 Lite will be available in a single storage version, and is expected to cost under Rs 15,000. The phone has a weaker set of cameras, though - on the back, you'll find a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel dual-camera system, while the selfie snapper relies on a 5-megapixel sensor.

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The phone comes in three colours of Black, Blue and Gold and will retail for 179 Euro for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will retail for 229 Euro.

"The A2 Lite is not overly less specced with a 5.84" notched Full HD screen, Snapdragon 625 processor and 4 000mAh battery. Pricing for the Mi A2 starts at €249 (around $290) for the 4GB/32GB model, then €279 (around $325) for 4GB/64GB, and €349 (around $408) for 6GB/128GB.

The Mi A2 will be available in the following European markets: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine. It is unclear if the company will be providing a USB Type-C headset or (as is more common) a USB to 3.5mm adapter with the phone or not.

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