Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One Phone with Snapdragon 665 SoC, 32MP Selfie Camera Launched in India

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi has launched the Mi A3 smartphone in India today. It comes as the successor to the Mi A2 that was launched in India last year. Two days before the launch, Amazon listed the Mi A3 on its website mistakenly, revealing the price of the smartphone. However, it turns out that pricing was incorrect. Anyway, let us quickly check out the price of the Mi A3, and also its specifications.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Price in India, Offers, Availability

Xiaomi has launched the Mi A3 in India in two variants. The base variant packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and it costs INR 12,999. The second variant features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and it comes with a price tag of INR 15,999.  Both variants will be available in three color options — Kind of Gray, Not Just Blue, and More Than White.

As a launch offer, Xiaomi is providing INR 750 cashback on both models if you make the payment through HDFC credit card. The Mi A3 will go on sale starting from 23 August at 12 noon. The device will be sold exclusively through Amazon India and Mi online store. There is no information regarding its offline availability yet.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is the first smartphone in its line up to feature a Super AMOLED display. Thanks to it, the visibility under sunlight should be much better now. The screen of the Mi A3, however, has a lower resolution compared to its predecessor. Yes, it has an HD+ resolution instead of Full HD+ — this will result in a pixelated view in some instances. Moving on, there is an in-display fingerprint scanner, and the display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The smartphone feature three rear cameras. First is a 48MP primary unit with phase-detection autofocus. Second is an 8MP ultrawide camera, while the third is a 2MP depth sensor. The primary camera here can record 4K videos. The front-facing camera has been carried over from Redmi Y3 – it is a 32MP unit and has proven to capture excellent selfies.

Powering the Mi A3 is the Snapdragon 665 processor, which isn’t a huge step up from the Snapdragon 660 that is in the Mi A2. Anyway, this processor has eight Kryo 260 cores and Adreno 610 GPU. On the software side of things, the Mi A3 ships with Android 9 Pie, but that’s not the interesting part. The interesting part is that the Mi A3 is an Android One certified device, meaning it will receive faster software updates certified by Google.

The main issue with the Mi A1 and the Mi A2 was that they packed a smaller battery pack compared to most smartphones in their price range. Well, Xiaomi has addressed the issue, and it has equipped the Mi A3 with a larger, 4000mAh battery. The battery also supports 18W fast charging.

Another complaint with the previous A-series devices was that they lacked a microSD card slot. Xiaomi has addressed this complaint as well, and it has equipped the Mi A3 with a microSD card slot. However, it is a hybrid slot, meaning that you can either insert two SIMs or one SIM and a microSD card simultaneously.

The Mi A3 comes with all the standard connectivity options that you would expect from a smartphone of this price, such as, dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and a USB Type-C port. Oh yeah, Xiaomi has brought back the 3.5mm audio jack in the A-series with this device. Last but not least, the Mi A3 features P2i coating for water-resistance.

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