Putting an end to the anticipation and leaks, Xiaomi has today confirmed that the next iteration of its Android One smartphone – the Mi A3 – will launch in India on August 21. Though the Chinese giant has launched some salivating budget and flagship devices in 2019, users have eagerly been waiting on Xiaomi’s Android One Mi A3.
Well, the Mi A3 launch date was confirmed by none other than Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, who took to Twitter to post a teaser for the upcoming device. You can see Manu’s official tweet attached below:
4⃣8⃣ MP📷📷📷 ➕#AndroidOne = ❓❓❓
Crack this simple equation and tell me in comments. We are launching #48MPAndroidOne on 21st August at 12 noon.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) August 13, 2019
Mi A3: Specs and Features
Mi A3 went official globally earlier last month, so we already know everything about this upcoming Android One smartphone. It’s a rebranded Mi CC9e that launched in China recently and it brings in tow a curved glass design – with Gorilla Glass 5 protection both on the front and back.
The Mi A3 sports a 6.088-inch HD+ AMOLED display, with a waterdrop notch design. It has a taller 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 91% screen-to-body ratio. The display panel has been upgraded from an LCD panel on its predecessor to an AMOLED panel on the Mi A3, but the resolution has now been bumped down to HD+. There’s an in-display fingerprint scanner on board as well to give it a more modern appeal.
This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Mi A3 comes equipped with a larger 4,030mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support as compared to the measly 3,000mAh battery on the Mi A2.
In the camera department, Mi A3 boasts a triple rear-camera setup which includes a primary 48MP (f/1.79) sensor, alongwith an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. There’s a 32MP (f/2.0) camera in the waterdrop notch up-top, so your selfie cravings are covered as well.
Apart from all this, Mi A3 is part of the Android One program and runs stock Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Xiaomi doesn’t make a boatload of changes to the stock ROM, apart from adding its camera software and algorithms into the mix. All of your connectivity options remain the same and the 3.5mm headphone jack makes a return. Yes, it was absent on the Mi A2 but user feedback has now got it back on the successor.
With only a week until the launch of the Mi A3 smartphone, we have to wait and see how Xiaomi prices its Android One phone to woo the masses away from its other offerings, or the Realme 5 series that launches just a day earlier. What are your thoughts on Xiaomi’s Android One plans? Let us know in the comments below.