The month of August is turning out to be a busy one for is smartphone aficionados. It was in the first of this month that Huawei launched its budget smartphone, the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 in India. After a brief lull, it seems we are about to see a slew of new launches in the next few weeks. In an earlier article, you read about the imminent launch of two new devices from Realme – the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro – both of which are scheduled to be launched on August 20. Just three days later Realme’s archrival Xiaomi reportedly plans to launch the Mi A3 in the country. If that wasn’t all, another popular smartphone brand, Motorola reportedly has plans to launch the Motorola One Action in India on the same day. Let us check out what the Motorola One Action and the Mi A3 have in store for us Indians.
Motorola One Action Specifications, features, expected price
The Motorola One Action belongs to Motorola’s One Series devices and is part of the Android One program. Needless to say, the phone runs a stock version of Android and promises regular, priority updates directly from Google. As outlined in a previous article, the Motorola One Action will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9709 SoC that is already used on the Moto One Vision. This is a mid-range chipset from Exynos that houses a quad-core processor with four ARM Cortex A73 cores and four ARM Cortex A53 cores. The graphics is handled by the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
The Motorola One Action is likely to be offered in three versions starting with a base 3+32GB variant, followed by a 3+64GB version and a top-end 4GB+64GB version. The USP of the product will be its 6.3-inch display which will use the 21:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels. The One Action will also get a reasonable sized 3,500 mAh battery. The camera setup on the Motorola One Action consists of a 13MP primary camera, a secondary wide-angle lens, and a third depth-sensing camera. The sensor details and resolution of the secondary and third cameras is unknown as of now. At the front, the phone will use a 13MP fixed focus camera.
In Europe, the top-end version of the handset is likely to be priced around the 200 EUR mark which translates to INR 23,000. The Indian pricing is likely to be a lot lower than that for it to sell in decent numbers.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications, features, expected price
The Mi A3 is the much-awaited successor to last year’s Mi A2. The phone has been around in China for a while now and was supposed to have been launched in India in July. Current rumors indicate that Xiaomi will finally launch the handset in India on August 23.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 features a 6-inch AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch at the top. This panel boasts of FHD+ resolution and will also integrate an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone will use the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset that houses four Kryo 260 Gold CPU cores clocked at 2 GHz and four Kryo Silver CPU cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The chipset is based on an 11nm manufacturing process. While not confirmed yet, in India, the phone could be launched in two versions – a base 4GB+64GB version and a pricier 4GB+128GB variant.
The Mi A3 gets a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 48MP primary camera a secondary 8MP ultrawide angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The primary sensor is the IMX586 from Sony. Powering his budget handset is a 4,030 mAh battery with support for quick charging. The phone is part of Google’s Android One Program and will run a stock version of Android 9 Pie at launch. The handset is likely to be priced under the INR 20,000 mark in India.