Xiaomi Announces Launch Event Date For Next Android One Smartphone

Posted by at 12:11 pm on July 12, 2018

Today Xiaomi announced a new launch event set that is set to take place in Spain on July 24. Here, the company is expected to unveil its next Android One smartphone, the Mi A2. There also might be an Mi A2 Lite come out as well per the rumor mill in the Europe.

Unlike the regular Mi A2 which has an 18:9 aspect ratio, it appears Xiaomi’s plans for the cheaper Mi A2 Lite will see it adopt a taller 19:9 display panel complete with a notch up top, while the at the same time lightly be a little smaller coming in at 5.84-inches. It will also use a micro-USB port instead of  Type-C connector. On the plus side, it will include a 3.5mm headphone jack, something the more expensive version does not.

Aside from the external modifications, the Mi A2 Lite also sports a rather different spec sheet, with the biggest change being the presence of the Snapdragon 625 instead of the Snapdragon 660. However, users will still gain access to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, on top of stock Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box and a rather larger 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on.

The price is rumored to be around the the $285, or €240, mark fro the Mi A2 Lite .

The Mi A2 base model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage  should  start around the $350, or €299, price point.   The most expensive version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage should cost €369, or $430.

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