Chinese electronics conglomerate Xiaomi had announced the Android 10-based MIUI update for the Xiaomi Mi A2 earlier last month. The same has now been confirmed for the Mi A2 Lite this week. However, the confirmation has arrived after disgruntled users filed a petition for not receiving Android 10 update on Change.org.
Xiaomi had earlier mentioned that there were no plans to bring the Android 10 update to the Mi A2 Lite, causing mass criticism from the fans and the users. According to the company’s official statement on the Mi forum, a spokesperson said, “There is no tentative deadline for the rollout of the new Android 10 update for the A2 Lite. We can only assure users at the time that development is underway”.
The company has just rolled out an update for the Xiaomi Mi A3, although, it is said to be plagued with unknown issues. Xiaomi plans to take its time with the Mi A2 Lite, as to avoid further controversy with the OTA. If early reports are to be believed, the new update brings a host of additional features including gesture guidance, dark mode, smart reply, location controls, and additional privacy, etc.
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite flaunts a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels along with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The device flaunts a dual-camera setup at the rear comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel depth-sensing unit.
The smartphone draws power from a 2.0 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC with Adreno 506 GPU and packs a 4,000 mAh battery. The smartphone packs 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of native storage. It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI out-of-the-box, upgradable to Android 9. The device sports a fingerprint scanner for additional security. In terms of connectivity, the Mi A2 Lite gets Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, and 4G LTE.