Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will unveil its second-generation smartphone/s based on the Google stock Android operating system in Spain today i.e. July 24 at 2:30 PM (IST). At the event, the company is expected to unveil the Xiaomi
Mi A2, a successor to the Mi A1, which was launched in India last year, and the Xiaomi
Mi A2 Lite, which would be the company’s first budget offering with the stock Android OS.
Mi A2 is reported to be a clone of the Mi 6X
, which was launched in China on April 25. However, the Mi A2 would feature vanilla Google Android Oreo operating system, instead of the MIUI operating system that boots in the Mi 6X. Otherwise, the Mi A2 is expected to be similar to the Mi 6X in terms of design, features and specifications.
In terms of design, the Mi A2 would feature a design similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It would sport a glass build on the front, covering a 5.99-inch fullHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio screen, and metallic body on the back. The phone would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 system-on-chip (SoC), paired with three RAM and ROM options – 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB.
#MiA2 and #MiA2Lite let you focus on what's important. Which would you choose? #2isbetterthan1 #XiaomiGlobalLaunch pic.twitter.com/nb9e60DIiJ
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 23, 2018
In terms of imaging, the Mi A2 would have a dual-camera set-up on the back and a single selfie camera with LED flashlight on the front. The dual rear cameras would feature a 20-megapixel f/1.75 aperture lens paired with a 12MP telephoto lens. As for the selfie camera, the phone is expected to feature a 20MP lens. Both rear and front cameras would support artificial intelligence-based scene detection capabilities. The phone would be powered by a 3,010 mAh battery.
Don't miss a thing with #MiA2 and #MiA2Lite. #2isbetterthan1 #XiaomiGlobalLaunch pic.twitter.com/8SKrdVsFGP
— Mi (@xiaomi) July 22, 2018
The Mi A2 Lite, on the other hand, is expected to be a new device altogether. The available details of the Lite model are few, but it is expected to be the first Xiaomi budget smartphone to boot stock Android OS.
Watch Xiaomi Mi Global launch live stream here