Xiaomi has announced the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, two new phones running Android One. Google’s stripped-down operating system was originally intended for low-end devices, but the Mi A2 phones are firmly mid-range and should provide a solid stock Android 8.1 experience.

Just as last year’s Mi A1 was based on the China-only Mi 5X, the Mi A2 has basically identical hardware to the Mi 6X. Both phones are 7.3mm thick and share a 6-inch 18:9 1080p LCD, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 12- and 20-megapixel dual camera setup, a 20-megapixel selfie camera with a flash, USB C, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Mi A2 is available with up to 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.

The Mi A2 Lite is a smaller and cheaper variant with a notched 5.84-inch 19:9 1080p LCD, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 12- and 5-megapixel dual cameras, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, a 4,000mAh battery, and Micro USB charging. It’s 8.75mm thick, with storage maxing out at 64GB and RAM at 4GB.

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For some people, the Mi A2 Lite may actually be the more attractive device regardless of price. Its notched display means there’s more usable screen space, it has a headphone jack (unlike the Mi A2), and the Snapdragon 625 paired with a much larger battery should result in excellent endurance. The tradeoffs, though, will be in performance, build quality, cameras, and charging port. I’ve been using a Chinese Mi 6X for a while and overall it’s a really impressive phone considering what it costs.

The Mi A2 phones are launching first in Spain, following Xiaomi’s expansion into the country last year. The Mi A2 will cost €249 (~$290) for a device with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage, €279 (~$325) for 4GB/64GB, and €349 (~$408) for 6GB/128GB. The Mi A2 Lite has a 3GB/32GB version for €179 (~$209) and a 4GB/64GB model for €229 (~$267) in Spain. Availability starts this month, and Xiaomi says the phones will come to 40 countries; India is likely to be a priority, given that the Mi A1 was largely focused on that market.

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