Since Xiaomi launched the Mi 6X in China in April, there has been anticipation of the Mi A2, its Android One counterpart, in overseas markets. That’s because the Mi A1 (Xiaomi’s first Android One device) was a hit in countries like India. However, two months after the launch and there’s still no sign of the Mi A2. That looks set to change today with the Mi A2 Lite handset being spotted at IMDA. IMDA is Singapore’s communication authority, similar to USA’s FCC and Taiwan’s NCC.
This could be a 32GB version of the Mi 6X that was just introduced in China. The standard Mi 6X comes with 64GB/128GB of storage. Or it could be a completely different device. We have heard earlier this year that Xiaomi intends to launch an Android One phone in the Redmi series. So, this could be it. We have yet to see the Mi A2 pass the same regulations. However, with the appearance of the Mi A2 Lite, that seems just a matter of time.
That aside, the appearance of the handset on the agency’s website means that a launch is on the cards. This also means that an arrival in other Asian countries like India should also follow soon.
The Mi A2 also recently appeared on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) with a number of other Xiaomi devices including the Black Shark. This was an indication that the handset would also make its way to Europe.