UPDATE: Mi A2 is now on sale at the official Mi Store on Lazada and Shopee.
Xiaomi Malaysia has finally revealed the pricing and availability for its Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite for our local market. These are Xiaomi’s latest Android One smartphones that offer a pure stock Android experience. The Mi A2 will be on sale starting this Friday, 3 August while the affordable Mi A2 Lite will be released later on 18 August.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is a significant upgrade over last year’s Mi A1. This Android One powered smartphone now gets a nicer build, a more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor and it has an improved 12MP + 20MP dual-camera setup that’s optimised for low light.
After a full day of usage, here’s what Rory thinks of the device including the camera performance. Check out the video after the break.
UPDATE: The Mi A2 official Malaysian pricing has been revealed.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite were just announced yesterday and these are Xiaomi’s latest generation of smartphones that offer a pure Android experience. If you can’t wait for the local launch, a local retailer has started offering both models in Malaysia .
I feel like a broken record when I say that the Xiaomi Mi A1 was just one of those devices where the stars aligned. Great hardware, great software, great price tag, great smartphone. It was a winning combination, but a combination built on a delicate balance.
And phones like that can be hard to follow up because it’s easy to over-correct and upset the balance that made the first phone so good. Still, Xiaomi forged ahead and what we have today is a brand new smartphone called the Mi A2. The only question now is: Has Xiaomi balanced this phone correctly?
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Xiaomi has just announced two smartphones that offer a pure Android experience with Android One. Following the success of its Mi A1, the new Mi A2 offers significant upgrades while the Mi A2 Lite brings great mid-range performance in an entry-level package.
Xiaomi will be having a global smartphone launch in Spain next week and they will reveal not one but two new Android One powered smartphones. It’s almost a year since the bang for buck Mi A1 was announced and now it’s the right time for Xiaomi to release a new contender for 2018.
Xiaomi’s next Android One smartphone, the Mi A2 is expected to be based on the Mi 6X. Before their next Android One smartphone is revealed, it appears that there will be a cheaper version and it could be coming to Malaysia very soon.
The Mi A1 was Xiaomi’s first Android One device that offered a fluid stock-Android experience at a competitive price. It was based on the Mi 5X which came with a dual-camera setup and it was only sold in China. Next week, Xiaomi is about to launch their Mi 6X and it gives us a clearer picture of what to expect for their next Android One smartphone.
When I think of smartphones that really caught my eye last year, the first phone that comes to mind isn’t any big flagship, despite the fact that it was the year of juggernauts like the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and iPhone X. No, because I wouldn’t buy those phones, they’re just too expensive for someone with my bank account balance.
The phone that really interested me was the Xiaomi Mi A1. Xiaomi’s legendary value-for-money hardware coupled with the slick experience of stock Android? Sign me up.
After the first one launched, I think there was only one thing on everyone’s mind: Will there be a sequel? Well, as it turns out, there very well might be a Mi A2 and this is what it could look like.