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

It may come as some surprise to see another even cheaper Android One device from Xiaomi, but the extra choice is never unwelcome.

Xiaomi stated the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite will launch first in Spain in late July. As the device is an upgrade from its predecessor, the new smartphone incorporates many new features and specifications. The Mi A1 led the charge for a revitalized Android One program, and now Xiaomi has announced the successors: the Mi A2 and A2 Lite.

The Mi A2 is an Android One phone and it runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo with 2 years of promised feature updates and regular security updates. Originally, the Android One was oriented towards low-end devices but as can be seen, the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are strong mid-range contenders.

An alleged live image of the handset lately suggested that it is now under testing with the May Android patch that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. As expected, the former is essentially an worldwide variant of the Mi 6X the company launched in late April, whereas the latter is a slightly more affordable version of the main model, with both being created to offer an extremely high value-to-price ratio and retail as the ultimate Android mid-rangers of 2018.

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

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite gets a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi Mi MAX 3 in China, which is the second smartphone from the company based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core chipset, which also powers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a front glass design and an aluminum body. As compared to the premium variant (Mi A2), the base variant also gets an AI dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP sensors.

Both have f/1.75 apertures, and the 20MP camera has "Super Pixel" technology. Meanwhile, the front comes with a modest 5MP selfie camera that supports AI portrait mode. It does have a larger 4,000mAh battery, but you sadly have to deal with Micro USB for charging, which is also slower than on the Mi A2. It does come with a notch on the display but that is compensated for less bezel than the A2.

After teasing both the Mi A2 and A2 Lite smartphones for a while now, Xiaomi made them official earlier today. It also packs a 1080p LCD coupled with Snapdragon 625 chipset. This device is pretty comparable to the Mi A1, which was excellent to be sure. Both stores indicated that the 4GB/64GB memory configuration is available for grabs with United Kingdom eGlobal Central attaching a price tag of £209.99 ($276) (13% down) while Banggood the Chinese online store is offering the product for as low as $229.99 with 15% off.

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