A year on, Xiaomi is renewing its collaboration with Google to launch two Android One phones.
The phone comes loaded with a 4000mAh battery and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, which is based on Google's Android One programme.
Readers must note that the Mi A2 handset is the global variant of the Mi 6X, that was launched in China earlier this year. In contrast, the Mi Max 3 features 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. When it comes to RAM and storage, you can choose from a combination of 4 GB RAM/32GB storage (€249), 4 GB RAM/64GB storage (€279), and 6GB RAM/128GB storage (€349). You will be able to buy the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite in three colours - Gold, Blue, and Black. The specs of the Mi A2 Lite are more similar to last year's Mi A1, with the same Snapdragon 625 chip and smaller storage/memory options. The Mi A2 is the more desirable of the pair, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and either 4GB of RAM, with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, or 6GB of RAM with 128GB of space. In the camera department, it is rumoured to have a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP selfie camera.
The device is 8.75mm thick and this gives room to the hefty 4,000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi targets Europe with two cheap Android One phones
The Mi A2 features a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display backed by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. This cheaper variant uses an older Snapdragon 625, but it has a very trendy 5.8-inch notched display.
Unfortunately, the new Mi A1 does not include any headphone jack and includes a USB type C adapter. The Super Pixel capabilities can only be activated manually, i.e. through the Pro shooting mode of the Mi A2, though the smartphone's automatic settings should already be more than suitable for the vast majority of lighting conditions you encounter.
Both handsets will be available in Europe (Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine), and will also be sold in Hong Kong, India, Colombia, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and others.
Or maybe you could get some friends together to start a letter-writing campaign to Xiaomi to launch this phone officially wherever you are. 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. The dual rear cameras are aligned horizontally with LED flash tucked in between two camera lens.
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