It’s been an eventful day for Xiaomi in light of the K20 Series debut in India and Mi A3 in Spain. While the K20 series, especially the Pro variant, is proclaimed as the Flagship Killer 2.0, Mi A3 is the awaited refresh to its Android One lineup.
The Mi A3 brings a much-needed upgrade to the last year’s Mi A2 in different avenues. As stated, Android One is at its core. But, Xiaomi ups the ante with a better aesthetic and improved performance hardware.
Xiaomi Mi A3 features
Courtesy of leaks and rumors surrounding the phone, we had previewed a lot of these specs and features already.
Mi A3 looks 2019-ish thanks to a 6.08-inch 1520×720 pixel AMOLED display with a tiny dot notch up top. This display acts as an in-screen fingerprint scanner as well. The phone has a polycarbonate back. The phone will sport 3 colors – “Not Just Blue”, “More Than White” and “Kind of Gray”.
The cameras share the trends as you get a 32MP selfie snapper upfront and a 48MP sensor as the primary rear shooter. The latter uses pixel binning to produce 12MP effective shots.
The underlying hardware is led by a Snapdragon 665 chipset backed by 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB storage options. Similar to many other Xiaomi phones, this one does depend on a huge 4030mAh battery. You can refuel it using an 18W fast charger.
You also get the nice-haves like 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, and a micro-SD expandable option.
What differentiates Xiaomi’s Android A-series from their other phones is the Android One OS. It is stock-ish Android 9.0 Pie without the heft of MIUI. Google offers a guaranteed 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 years of Android platform updates to its Android One partnered phones.
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Xiaomi Mi A3 Price, and Availability
Mi A3 has been first launched in Spain, soon to be followed by Germany and other European markets. Xiaomi has priced the Mi A3 64 GB version at 249 euros (around Rs 19,000) and the higher 128 GB variant at 279 Euro (around Rs 21,500). Their Indian availability is yet to be revealed. However, we anticipate an imminent arrival.
Xiaomi Mi A3 Specifications
|Display||6.01-inch, AMOLED, HD+, Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||2.0GHz Octa-core SD665, Adreno 610|
|Storage||64/128GB, microSD, up to 256 GB (Hybrid slot)|
|Battery||4030mAh with 18W fast charger|
|Front Camera||32MP, f/2.0|
|Rear Camera||48MP (f/1.9) +8MP (f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4)|
|Software||Android One based on 9.0 Pie|