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Mi A2 & Mi A2 Lite Launched Globally in Spain! But A2 Lite won’t come to India.

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Xiaomi today launched the Mi A2 and the Mi A2 Lite smartphone in Spain, ending all the rumours and leaks. The Mi A2 is the successor of the Mi A1 which was the company’s first stock Android phone and went on to become a massive hit. But the Mi A2 Lite is the first of its kind and more affordable than the regular Mi A2 variant. The Mi A2 is based on the 6X while the Lite version is based on the Redmi 6 Pro.

Mi A2

As you expected, Mi A2 is the rebranded Mi 6x which was launched earlier in China. It comes with a unibody metal design and is slimmer than the Redmi 5 Pro. There is no notch and the volume rocker along with the power button is placed on the right side. The front has rounded corners, bezels on the top and bottom while the rear sports a protruding dual camera setup stacked in a vertical position on the top left accompanied by a circular fingerprints sensor. It measures 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm and weighs 168 grams.

As for the specs, the smartphone comes with a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with 1080p+ resolution, 403 ppi pixel density and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, it is  powered by a Qualcomm 660 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz with Adreno 512 which will be coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of internal storage.

The rear dual camera setup consists of 20MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 12MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. On the front it offers a 20MP camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Like the Mi A1, it runs stock Android 8.1.0 Oreo version and will is backed by a 3010 mAh battery. The device will be available in Blue, Gold and Black color options.

Mi A2 Specifications

  • 5.99 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB  internal storage
  • 20MP + 12MP rear camera
  • 20MP front camera
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3010 mAh battery

Mi A2 Lite

The more affordable Mi A2 Lite is different both in terms of design and specs. This will be among the few smartphones along with Nokia X5 that has both stock Android and a top notch. It packs a 5.84 inch display with a resolution of HD+ and an aspect ratio of 19:9.

It will be powered by an Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal space. The device sports a dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP configuration while offering a 5MP on the front. It runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo version and will be backed by a 4,000 mAh battery which is bigger than the one offered in Mi A2.

Mi A2 Lite Specifications

  • 5.84 inch FHD+display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 3GB/4GB
  • 32GB/64GB
  • 12MP + 5MP rear
  • 5MP front
  • Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Prices and Availability

The Mi A2 comes at a price tag of €249 (20073.80 INR) for 4GB/32GB model, €279 (22492.34 INR) for the 4GB/64GB model and €349 (28135.57 INR) 6GB /128GB model. While the Mi A2 Lite is priced at €179 (14430.57 INR) for the 3GB/32GB model and €229 (18461.45 INR) for 4GB/64GB respectively. 

Both the phones will be available in global markets, but only the Mi A2 will be making it’s way to India. Take a look at the markets they’ll be available:

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Samsung Galaxy A60 & Galaxy A40s Launched in China along with Galaxy A70 & Galaxy A80

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Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A70 in India while the Galaxy A80 is expected to arrive next month. The South Korean manufacturer today held a launch event in China where it unveiled these smartphones along with the Galaxy A60 and the Galaxy A40s.

The Galaxy A60 sports a similar look to the Galaxy A8s with few internal changes while the the Galaxy A40s is just a rebranded Galaxy M30 launched earlier this year in India. The naming scheme suggests that the M-series might not be launching in China.

Samsung Galaxy A60

The Samsung Galaxy A60 sports a punch-hole display measuring 6.3-inches and bears a Full HD+ resolution. Due to the use of an Infinity-O screen, the phone boasts a 91.8 percent screen-to-body ratio. If we compare the punch hole of the Galaxy A8s which has 4.8mm diameter, the Galaxy A60’s camera it is a bit smaller at 4.69mm diameter. Strangely, Samsung decided to go for an LCD panel instead of an AMOLED one. There is no under display fingerprint sensor and instead comes with a capacitive one placed at the rear.

Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. For imaging, it sports a triple rear camera setup with a 32MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP depth-sensing camera with f/2.2 aperture. It offers a 32MP camera at the front. The handset draws power from a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support through a USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A40s

The Galaxy A40s features a 6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display with a waterdrop notch and 19:5:9 aspect ratio and Widevine L1 certification to stream HD content from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime videos.

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The Galaxy A40s is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It sports a triple camera setup at the rear comprising of a 13MP primary RGB sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide lens with 123-degree Field-of-View (FOV). On the front, there is a 16MP camera with selfie focus. The handset is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support through a USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A40s Price

Samsung is yet to reveal the price of the Galaxy A80 in China, but we know that the phone will be priced in the Rs 45,000-50,000 range. The Galaxy A70’s 6GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 2,499 (Rs 26,000 approx) that is about Rs 3,000 less than its price in India. An 8GB variant will also be available in China that costs CNY 2,799 (Rs 29,000).

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy A60 comes at a price tag of CNY 1,999 (Rs 20,000 approx) for the 6/128GB model. As for the Galaxy A40s, the handset is priced at CNY 1,499 (Rs 15,000 approx).

Samsung Galaxy A60 specification

  • 6.3 inch FHD LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
  • 32MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging

Galaxy A40s specifications

  • 6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display
  • Exynos 7904 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP + 5MMP rear
  • 16MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support

 

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Samsung Galaxy A70 Launched in India. Comes with SD675 & 6,7 inch Display, Priced at Rs.28,990!

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Samsung today launched another A-series smartphone for the Indian market. Dubbed Galaxy A70, it was recently announced at Samsung’s “A Galaxy Event” in Bangkok. Previously, the South Korean manufacturer has launched the Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A10 in the country priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000. As for the Galaxy A80, the company has confirmed to launch it next month.

The Galaxy A70 has a 3D glass-tic design on the back with an in-display fingerprint sensor at the front. It features a tall 6.7-inch Infinity-U Super AMOLED display with an FHD+ (2400×1080) resolution and 20:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a Widevine L1 certification for stream HD videos on-the-go and comes with Dolby Atmos surround sound support for headphones. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage expandable up to 512GB with a microSD card.

In the optics department, it sports a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 32MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide-lens and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it offers a 32MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The cameras are equipped with a Scene Optimiser that can analyze the scenes across 20 modes and adjust the color, contrast, and brightness to enhance photos. Additionally, there are features such as AR Emoji and Selfie Focus.

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The dual-SIM (Nano) handset runs on One UI on top of Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 25W Super-Fast Charging technology via a USB Type-C port. The device has Samsung Pay for easy transaction secured by Knox security.

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is priced at Rs 28,990 for the 6/128GB variant. The phone will be up for pre-order from April 20 to April 30. Customers who pre-order the Galaxy A70 can purchase the Samsung U Flex Bluetooth headphone worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999. The smartphone will go on sale from May 1 and will be available in White, Blue, and Black prism colors. It will be available across retail stores, Samsung e-shop and Samsung Opera House and e-commerce website Flipkart.

Galaxy A70 specifications

  • 6.7-inch FHD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 32MP + 8MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • One UI based on Android 9 Pie
  • 4,500 mAh battery with 25W Super-Fast Charging technology
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Samsung A2 Core Android Go Phone Launched in India

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Samsung today launched an Android Go smartphone in its A-series for the Indian market. It is Samsung’s third Android Go smartphone after the Galaxy J2 Core and Galaxy J4 Core. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy A2 Core, it is different than its A-series siblings and also the cheapest.

The Galaxy A2 Core comes with a polycarbonate body and features a 5 inch display with a resolution of qHD (540 x 960 pixels). It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6 GHz. There is 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which can further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. A previous leak from last month mentioned an 8GB internal storage which is yet to be launched.

The device sports a 5MP camera on the rear with LED flash while offering a 5MP camera at the front. The dual SIM handset runs Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) and is backed by a 2,600 mAh battery. Being an Android Go device it comes with the pack of Android Go optimized apps like Google Assistant Go, maps Go and more.

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Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It measures 141.6 x 71 x 9.1 mm and weighs 142 grams.

The Galaxy A2 Core is priced at Rs 5,920 and comes in Black and Blue color options. It is available in offline stores across the country. There is currently no word from the company regarding the smartphone’s availability from the online channels in India.

Samsung Galaxy A2 Core specifications

  • 5 inch qHD display
  • Exynos 7870
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear with LED
  • 5MP front
  • Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
  • 2,600 mAh battery
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