Xiaomi will launch two Android One smartphones next week


Xiaomi a few weeks back started rolling the Android 8.1 Oreo update for its Mi A1 smartphone. In its tweet, the company said, "We are giving you ALL not 1 but 2 smartphones on July 24th!" And this time the Mi Max 3 is confirmed to offer a 5,500mAh battery along with a 6.9-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi Max 3 in India. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further using a microSD card. For imaging, it gets a 12MP + 20MP dual-camera combo plus a 20MP selfie camera.

Apart from revealing the price, AliExpress listing of Mi A2 Lite also details the key specs of the smartphone. Connectivity options on the device will include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, 3.5mm audio jack, Global Positioning System and a USB Type - C port.

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This is a model with more modest characteristics, very similar to the Mi A1, which should arrive with a renewed look and a price more in the account. It will also feature a notch and will also be part of Android One program. The Adreno 509 GPU handles graphics. In terms of memory, the device is expected to be announced in three variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.

GizomoChina reports that a photo purporting to be of the device's "About" screen shows it will be powered by the Snapdragon 636 - the same chipset that powers Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro - a clear step below the Snapdragon 845 found in the flagship Mi 8 series. There is going to be a dual rear camera setup comprising of a primary 12-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor.