Madrid, July 24 : Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Tuesday expanded its Android One line-up by launching Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite devices here that will come to India on August 8.

Mi A2 sports 12MP+20MP rear AI dual camera and 20MP front camera. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip with the powerful Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE), the company said in a statement.

The smaller Mi A2 Lite has 12MP+5MP rear AI dual camera and 4,000mAh battery.

"Mi A2 is coming to India on 8th August," tweeted Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi, and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.

As Android One devices, both the units will have unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos.

"Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite are two devices that will take our win-win partnership with Google to new heights, following the success of Mi A1 last year," said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President, Xiaomi.

Mi A2 comes in three variants -- 4GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB. Mi A2 Lite will be available in 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. The devices will be rolled out gradually in 40 markets around the world.

"Our Android One series has now developed an excellent reputation and allowed us to win over the hearts of many more users in our global expansion journey," Xiang added.

Mi A2 features 5.99-inch 18:9 Full Screen Display, protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

"We're thrilled to expand our Android One partnership this year to introduce two great new devices -- Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. We can't wait for consumers around the world to see and experience them," added Jamie Rosenberg, Google's Vice President of Android and Google Play Business.

A useful feature on Mi A2 is that users can manually select the 20MP or 12MP rear camera according to environment lighting.

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Madikeri: The Kodagu district administration has implemented a nighttime ban on vehicular movement along the NH 275 section of Sampaje Ghat, connecting Sampaje to Madikeri, amid fears of potential landslides. The restriction, effective from Thursday, prohibits travel between 8 PM and 6 AM.

This precautionary measure was enacted following a report from the Assistant Executive Engineer of the National Highways Authority of India, Madikeri Sub-Division, highlighting the risk of the hillside near Kartoji on the highway collapsing due to persistent heavy rain. As a result, the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Venkat Raja issued the order to restrict traffic.

The movement restriction applies to all vehicles except those used by officers and personnel involved in emergency services and natural calamity-related tasks.

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The Sampaje Ghat section is a vital route for travelers heading to Madikeri, Mysuru, Bengaluru, and Ooty, and it also serves as an alternative path when the Shirady Ghat is closed due to landslides. With the recent landslide near Maranahalli, traffic on the Shirady Ghat section is also banned, adding to the urgency of the situation.

Deputy Commissioner Venkat Raja has advised travelers heading to Mysuru and Bengaluru via Madikeri to use the Charmadi Ghat-Kottigehara route as an alternative.

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