Xiaomi Mi A2 teaser highlights secondary sensor with telephoto lens, updated portrait mode

The Mi A2 will be launched at an event in Madrid tomorrow, along with Mi A2 Lite.

  • Published: July 23, 2018 9:02 PM IST

We are just one day away from the global launch of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite smartphones. The launch event is scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain, tomorrow, i.e. July 24. Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has been teasing several aspects of the smartphone, and the latest teaser talks about the dual rear camera.

Xiaomi tweeted a short video clip on Twitter, teasing the dual-rear cameras, especially the second sensor that will feature a telephoto lens, and updated portrait mode. The tweet shows the vertical dual camera setup, with soft bokeh.

In another tweet, Xiaomi shows two lenses magnifying more than the other. The Mi A1 had a second sensor with a telephoto lens for 2X lossless zoom, and the same could be expected on the Mi A2 as well.

Xiaomi Mi A2, Mi A2 specifications and features

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is expected to be a rebranded version of the Xiaomi 6X that was recently launched in China. The Mi A2 could flaunt a taller 6-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, whereas the the Mi A2 Lite could feature a 5.84-notch display.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and RAM options of 4GB and 6GB. The two variants are said to feature storage of 64GB and 128GB respectively. The dual-camera setup at the back is suggested to carry a combination of 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel sensors. For selfies, there will be a 20-megapixel sensor at the front. On the software front, the device is expected to run stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

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The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, on the other hand, is expected to be a watered down version powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and backed by a 4,000mAh battery.  There are also said to be two variants of smartphone that come with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM, and 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. It will also run stock Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-box. It could come with a single rear camera. Other details aren’t available at the moment, but we will learn more then it launches tomorrow.

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  • Published Date: July 23, 2018 9:02 PM IST