Xiaomi is all set to launch the next iteration of the Mi A series handsets. Dubbed as the Mi A3, the upcoming handset was expected to launch on July 25. However, ending the suspense Xiaomi Spain’s Twitter account has revealed the official release date to be July 17. Xiaomi has also tweeted a series of images suggesting that the Mi A3 will be more powerful and secure compared to its predecessor. Its battery capacity is also hinted to get an upgrade. Thanks to an earlier leak, we know that the Mi A3’s design will be inspired by Xiaomi’s China-exclusive CC9 and CC9e. The similarities aren’t just limited to the aesthetics as the upcoming phone also borrows many features from the CC9 and CC9e. Based on the information acquired by a German blog WinFuture.de, here’s what the Mi A3 is likely to offer:
Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications And Pricing
Much like the CC9 and CC9e, the Mi A3 will feature an AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch. This is what makes this handset special as Xiaomi usually sticks to LCD screens in the budget and mid-range category. Xiaomi has also implemented in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The phone is likely to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 chipset. 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. The gaming bit will be handled by Adreno 610 GPU. The handset will probably come in 4 GB and 6 GB variants with 64 GB and 128 GB storage to choose from.
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. 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 phone will also get a significant battery upgrade over its predecessor. The Mi A3 will mostly house a 4,000 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 will feature Android One experience.
The Mi A3 will be priced around Rs 15,000. It will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy A20 (Review) that offers AMOLED display on budget. The Mi A3 will also clash with the company’s own Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review), which has been a massive hit in India.