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Xiaomi has just Globally launched its latest smartphone in the Budget to Midrange price segment - The Xiaomi Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite. It will be launched in India on 8th August 2018.

Like its predecessors, these smartphones look to be extremely value for money and the other smartphone brands are definitely going to have a tough time ahead.

With the latest full view display design, Pure Android experience, and great cameras, these smartphones are sure to disrupt the market.

Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite FAQ
Source: Mi Global Website

In this post, we will answer the most commonly / frequently asked questions about these two smartphones.
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So let's begin.

What is the price of the Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite in India?

Both the smartphones haven't yet launched in India. Xiaomi India has confirmed launch on 8th August.

As I had predicted, Mi A2 is launched at ₹ 16,999/- or ₹ 17,000/-.
Going by their Global prices and past Xiaomi launches, I expect the Mi A2 to be launched at around 17-18k Rs.

The Mi A2 Lite should be launched at 13-15k Rs. The Mi A2 lite hasn't been launched in India yet.

When will it be available for sale?

Pre-orders start on 9th August @ 12 PM.

Device will start shipping on 12th August.

Expect Xiaomi to hold their typical flash sales for these smartphones afterwards from 16th August.

How many variants will the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite have?

The Mi A2 is launched in 2 storage variants.

  • 4 GB RAM - 64 GB Storage
  • 6 GB RAM - 128 GB Storage

Do these smartphones support SD card?


The Mi A2 Lite supports SD cards up to 256 GB.

However, it is not clear whether the Mi A2 supports SD card or not.

Do they support Dual Sim?

Yes, they do!

Both smartphones come with dual sim.

Mi A2 Lite comes with a triple slot tray which can house 2 nano sims and 1 sd card. Mi A2 has dual sim slots but it is not confirmed if it has support for SD card or not.

Do they come with USB-C charging port?

Only Mi A2 supports USB-C port.

Mi A2 Lite comes with the regular charging port.

Does it have Fast Charging support?

Both smartphones support 5V/2A (10W) fast chargers.

What is the battery capacity of both these smartphones?

Mi A2 Lite comes with a huge 4000 mAh battery capacity.

Mi A2 comes with a regular sized 3010 mAh battery capacity.

What is the Screen Sizes of these Smartphones?

Mi A2 comes with a 5.99" FullHD+ IPS Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and gorilla glass 5.

Mi A2 Lite comes with 5.84" FullHD+ IPS Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and a NOTCH. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite FAQ
Source: Mi Global

Do they have a dual camera?

Yes, both smartphones have a dual camera set up at the back.

Mi A2 has a primary 12 MP Sony IMX486 sensor with a fast f/1.75 aperture. There is no OIS built in.
The secondary lens is a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with a fast f/1.75 aperture. It has 4 in 1 pixel binning technology that should help in low light.

Mi A2 Lite has 12 MP primary sensor with PDAF and 5 MP secondary sensor for depth sensing. Both have a f/2.2 aperture.

Both smartphones support Portrait Mode photos from the back camera.

Do they have a front camera? 

Yes, both smartphones sport a front camera.

Mi A2 has a 20 MP Sony IMX 376 sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It has 4 in 1 pixel binning technology for better image quality. It also has AI-powered beauty mode.

Mi A2 Lite has a 5 MP f/2.0 sensor with a wide field of view.

Both smartphones support portrait selfies and HDR.

Do Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite have a fingerprint scanner? 

Yes, the fingerprint scanner is at the back.

Do they have face unlock?

No official confirmation yet, but both are expected to support face unlock. At least the Mi A2 will definitely have Face Unlock feature.

What Android Version are they running?

Both smartphones are Android One devices and hence are running the latest Android version, i.e. OREO.

Will they receive Android P?

Being Android One devices, they will surely receive Android P and even Android Q. Updates should also be delivered faster than other devices.

Do they support FM?

No official confirmation.

My personal guess, NO they don't support FM.

Do they support OTG?

Yes, these smartphones support OTG.

What Bluetooth version do Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite have?

Both devices come with Bluetooth version 4.2

What all is included in the box?

The box contains the smartphone, a protective case, user manual, and charger.

The Mi A2 box also contains a USB-C to audio connector.

Where can I Buy it?

When available, you can buy these smartphones from Official Mi Store or Amazon through flash sales.

Do they have a headphone jack?

Mi A2 Lite has a Headphone Jack.

Mi A2 does not have a headphone jack.

Do Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite have an IR Blaster?

The Mi A2 Lite has an IR Blaster

The Mi A2 does not have an IR blaster.

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  1. como habilitar Headphones & audio effect?
    no me deja habilitarlo a pesar de conectar audifonos con cable y por BT

    1. Está en "Auriculares y efecto de audio"

      Puede buscarlo en la barra de búsqueda dentro de la aplicación de configuración.


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