Xiaomi Mi A2? Checked! We already unboxed it and now it’s time for the lighter model to pop up, with a notch this time: Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. It’s cheaper, at $169.99 and it’s still got a metallic body. Also, the battery gets upgraded to 4000 mAh. There’s still a dual camera and we also have AI in the mix. Let’s see what’s in the box.

So, inside this tiny box there’s a charger, a microUSB cable, a manual, SIM key, and case. By the way, this phone is actually the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, but with a cleaner software. It’s Android One, based on Oreo 8.1 and it should be getting Android Pie fast. The device has a metallic unibody case, feels a tad heavier than the Mi A2 and comes with a 5.84 inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution.

It has a 19:9 aspect and the notch is rather small, by today’s standards. Inside the smartphone there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, which we also saw on the Xiaomi Mi A1 last year. It’s accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The phone comes in gold, blue or black and measures 8.75 mm in thickness. It weighs 178 grams and its charger provides 5V/2A charging.

At the back we find a dual camera, obviously with a much smaller resolution than the Mi A2, with a combo of 12 MP + 5 MP, with AI, PDAF, F/2.2 and Bokeh. Upfront there’s a 5 MP shooter, with F/2.0 aperture and Bokeh. The handset is a dual SIM unit and luckily the microSD card slot is separated from the SIM ones. Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has 4G LTE, WiFi a/b/g/n, a fingerprint scanner, GPS and an infrared emitter at the top.

This device has the promise of up to 34 hours of music and I can’t wait to check out its battery life in real life. We’ll be back with a full review pretty soon and in the meantime you can get the phone here.