Xiaomi CEO, Manu Kumar Jain has tweeted announcing that the brand is going to launch a new smartphone in India soon. He mentioned in the tweet that this upcoming smartphone will be powered by ‘Snapdragon 7_ _’ chipset which was announced just two weeks ago.
As many of you might know, two Snapdragon 7 series chipsets have been announced two weeks ago – the Snapdragon 730 and the Snapdragon 730G. However, this upcoming smartphone will have Snapdragon 730 chipset, considering that Manu Kumar Jain mentioned just two blank letters in the chipset model number.
Although Manu Kumar Jain hasn’t revealed the name of the upcoming device, it could most probably be the Xiaomi Mi A3. If the Mi A3 features the Snapdragon 730 SoC, it could be the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 730 chipset. And if the Mi A3 comes with the same price tag as its predecessor, the Mi A2, it could be the most powerful smartphone in its price segment.
Any guesses? 😎 pic.twitter.com/TnrnTOr4PI
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 26, 2019
What Do We Know About Mi A3 So Far?
There isn’t any official information regarding the Mi A3 apart from what Manu Kumar Jain has revealed in the tweet we mentioned above. However, there was a leak recently, revealing that the Mi A3 could come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, but we aren’t entirely sure about it. What we do know for sure is that the Mi A3 will be an Android One smartphone (considering that the Mi A1 and the Mi A2 were Android One devices). Unfortunately, that is all we know as of now.
What Does Snapdragon 730 Offer?
The Snapdragon 730 is made on an 8nm fabrication process. The chipset has eight CPU cores with 2 Kryo 470 Gold cores (Cortex-A6 derivative) clocked at 2.2GHz, and 6 Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55 derivative) cores clocked at 1.8GHz. For graphics, the Snapdragon 730 uses Adreno 618 GPU.
The Snapdragon 730 packs the Spectra 350 ISP, which supports two 22MP cameras or a single 48MP camera. The ISP can handle 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and Full HD video recording at 120 frames per second.
In terms of connectivity, the Snapdragon 730 has support for dual-band Wi-Fi ax/ac/b/g/n, dual-SIM cellular connectivity, dual-VoLTE, Bluetooth v5.0 with aptX, GPS (with Glonass, BeiDou, QZSS, and SBAS), NFC, and USB Type-C port.