Xiaomi Mi A2 officially coming on 3 August 2018 starting from RM999


Well, that escalated quickly. Just officially revealed last week in Spain, the Xiaomi Mi A2 has arrived safe and sound into Malaysia for the price of RM1199 (6GB + 128GB) and RM999 (4GB + 64GB) respectively. Customers will be able both variants at the Mi Store in KLCC and their online store too in Lazada on 3 August 2018. The rest of the Mi Stores in Malaysia will start selling it on the next day (4 August 2018).

So, just in case you missed the specifications from the official launch, there are a couple of differences between the two brothers. The Mi A2 obviously has a more powerful camera setup, never mind the big sensors -  it's the aperture that you should look out for sitting at f/1.75 which is excellent for capturing lights in dark environments, but noises could be a problem. The Mi A2 Lite, on the other hand, solely relies on PDAF for taking photos. Moreover, it has a better processor featuring a Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset, 6GB + 128GB memory capacity, a slightly bigger display at 5.99-inch but the battery is just a standard 3000mAh, losing out the Mi A2 Lite's big 4000mAh battery.


The Mi A2 will be available in Black, Gold and Blue too


A closer look on the back of the dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor. By the way, there are no plans for Face Unlock


Here's the front display, that's not a dual front camera, but rather a soft LED flashlight and a 2μm Super Pixel sensor


The infrared sensor is back as per tradition on Xiaomi devices


No headphone jack unfortunately, oh well


The Mi A2 is also extremely compact, measuring at 7.3mm thick only

In case you're wondering what happen to the Mi A2 Lite. No worries about that, it's also coming to Malaysia but on a later date on 18 August 2018 in every Mi Store and Lazada as well. It will be on sale for RM699 and only the 3GB + 32GB model is coming in Black, Blue and Gold. Below is a recap of the tech-specs:

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset
  • 4GB and 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB and 128GB internal storage (expandable memory not available)
  • Measures 158.7  x  75.4  x  7.3 mm, weighs 166g
  • 5.99-inch Full HD+ display 
  • 12MP (f/1.75) + 20MP (f/1.75) dual rear camera, 20MP (f/2.2) front camera
  • Features Fingerprint and Face Unlock, AI Face Beauty, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C connectivity 
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3010mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • Measures 149.3  x  71.7  x  8.8 mm, weighs 178g
  • 5.84-inch Full HD+ display 
  • 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Features Fingerprint and Face Unlock, AI Face Beauty
  • Supports LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB connectivity
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4000mAh battery

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