Xiaomi Mi A3 with 48MP Triple Camera, Snapdragon 665 SoC, Stock Android 9 Pie Launched: Price, Features


Xiaomi just announced the Mi A3 in Spain. The rumors have been right on the money, as the new handset shares design details with the CC9e smartphone launched in China a few weeks ago. As suggested by countless leaks, the phone features a glass back with gradient hues. The reflective surface has a wave-like pattern. The rear is mostly seamless save for the camera protrusion. The fingerprint sensor is integrated inside the display. Speaking of the display, the Mi A3 delivers a premium AMOLED screen. As opposed to most Xiaomi phones sold in India, the Mi A3 lacks Xiaomi’s MIUI customization. Much like its predecessor the Mi A2, the new phone offers Google Android One experience.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications

The Mi A3 features a 6-inch AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch. These panels are found on high-end phones such as the OnePlus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. Compared to the LCD screens, AMOLED display technology comes with several advantages including the ability to deliver vibrant colors, deep blacks, and wide viewing angles. Xiaomi has implemented in-display fingerprint sensor for security. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset powers the Mi A3. This 11 nm chip comprises of four Kryo 260 Gold CPU cores clocked at 2 GHz and four Kryo Silver CPU cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Gaming is taken care of by the Adreno 610 GPU. The handset comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB \ 128 GB storage to choose from.

Mi A3

Moving onto the photography front, you get a triple-camera setup. Its 48 MP primary module is accompanied by an 8 MP wide lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. Xiaomi is sourcing the main 48 MP IMX586 sensor from the Japanese tech giant Sony. The phone can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Moving on to the connectivity bit, the handset supports 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, NFC, IR port, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Mi A3 houses a 4,030 mAh battery with quick charge support. On the software side of things, the Mi A3 will run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. Instead of Xiaomi’s MIUI, the Mi A3 offers Google’s Android One experience.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Pricing And Availability

The Xiaomi Mi A3 will be available in blue, grey, and white. Its 4 GB variant with 64 GB storage is priced at 249 euros in Spain, which roughly translates to Rs 19,500. To double the storage, be prepared to pay 279 euros (Approx. Rs 21,500). The phone will be available for purchase from July 24. At this point, Xiaomi hasn’t shed any light on the device’s launch date in India. But if I have to come up with an educated guess, the Mi A3 might reach our shores next month.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 competes with the recently launched Realme X, which comes with a starting price of Rs 16,999. It offers AMOLED screen and is powered by a slightly better Snapdragon 710 chipset based on 10 nm process.