Xiaomi’s Mi A series was crafted for the users who prefer better camera and clean stock Android experience over brute hardware force. So, following the popularity of the Xiaomi Mi A1 and A2, a third iteration of the device was inevitable.
Xiaomi, in fact, a couple of days ago confirmed the arrival of the Mi A3 in Poland on July 25, but before that the smartphone has broken cover in Spain today.
As predicted, the Mi A3 happens to be a rebranded version of the Mi CC9e, which launched early this month in China. It bears resemblance to the Mi CC9e in almost every respect except for the fact that the Mi A3 runs stock Android 9 Pie without any MIUI skin as it is part of Android One program.
Nevertheless, the Xiaomi Mi A3 is quite an upgrade if compared to its predecessor Xiaomi Mi A2. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner now and packs a better processor as well as display. But the main upgrade is reflected in the camera department as the Mi A3 mounts a triple-rear-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor along with a 32MP selfie shooter on front.
Heading into the details, the Xiaomi Mi A3 flaunts a 6.08-inch 1560x720p HD+ AMOLED (first in A series) display with an in-vogue water-drop notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, which is becoming regular for mid-range phones from Xiaomi these days.
Pumping power from under the hood is an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
Regarding optics, the Xiaomi Mi A3 straps AI-powered three-camera setup on the back, which consists of a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture, an 8MP 118-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The cameras can record 4K videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30/60 fps. Upfront, the water-drop notch encloses a 32MP AI-enabled selfie camera.
A 4,030mAh battery via USB Type-C port can quick charge the phone with the support of 18W Quick Charge 3.0. However, a 10W charger is being offered out-of-the-box. Xiaomi has reincorporated the 3.5mm audio jack which was strangely dropped from the Mi A2 dismaying the fans.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is launched in Pure White, Azulon and Grayish color variants. Price has been set at EUR249 (Approx. PNR44,600) for 64GB storage model while 128GB variant is priced at EUR279 (Approx. PNR50,000). The sale begins on July 24.
So, far there is no word as to when the device will be accorded to India and Pakistan. But we guess launch in these markets is around the corner.