Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite popped up on AliExpress as a rebranded Redmi 6 Pro. The Mi A2 Lite is the cheaper variant of the unofficial Mi A2 which will be unveiled on the 24th of July.
Even though it looks like the Redmi 6 Pro, it has just two RAM and Storage variants 3GBB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. It comes with the trending notch display and a dual rear camera. Let’s meet the Mi A2 Lite.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Key Specs and Features
・5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 3GB/4GB RAM
・Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
・32GB/64GB built-in storage
・12MP + 5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・4000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The device looks exactly like the Redmi 6 Pro with its Aluminum alloy overall unibody. It comes with dual antenna lines to further bring out the beauty of the device. At the top left corner, we can see the iPhone X-like dual shooters.
The cameras sit in a vertical position with the LED flash sitting underneath. While the fingerprint scanner sits pretty comfortable in its usual position. The device measures 8.8mm in thickness and weigh 178g overall. It will be available in Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Red colours.
It has a notch-screen, the notch is super minimal compared to what we saw on the Mi 8 flagships. The bottom chin is also very thick and as well. Overall, the screen dishes out a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The 5.84-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a 1080 x 2280 pixels in resolution and 432 pixels per inch density for sharp visuals. It stretches up to 79.5% screen to body ratio, giving you more screen and fewer bezels.
Hardware and Software
Just like the Redmi 6 Pro, it adopts the Snapdragon 625 chip from Qualcomm with an octa-core processor clocking at 2.0GHz for improved performance and power efficiency. While the Adreno 506 handles graphics.
There are two versions in terms of storage and RAM space, there’s a version with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. While the cheaper variant has 32GB storage space and 3GB of RAM. Both are expandable up to 256GB. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.0 skin.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Camera
The 12MP + 5MP dual shooters at the rear are always ready for photography. The first 12MP shooter on top has f/2.2 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size and PDAF. While the 5MP selfie camera has f/2.2 aperture, 1.12 μm pixel size and acts as a depth sensor. There is gyro-EIS, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama.
Network, Battery and Availability
The A2 Lite supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite will be available on shopping stores, starting from $190 to $210, that’s about (N65,000 – N75,000).
Full Specification Of Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
・Announced: July 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Aluminum
・Dimensions: 149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, Red
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
・Pixel Density: 432ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 79.5%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 506
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 32GB/64GB
・Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes