26 April 2019
Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 smartphone, its first Android One device a couple of years back. The phone saw rave reviews due to its clean UI. Last year, the phone got a successor, and recently it has launched the entry-level Android Go-equipped Redmi Go smartphone.
Xiaomi is currently working on two new Android One smartphones, and it has begun hardware testing of three new devices, out of which two are likely to be Android One devices. The three handsets come with the code-name “bamboo_sprout,” “pyxis,” and “cosmos_sprout.
All Android One smartphone come with a ‘sprout’ suffix in their codenames, so two of the upcoming devices may very well be the Mi A3 and the Mi A3 Lite. The phones existence was revealed by XDA Developers. the upcoming Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite will reportedly run on stock Android Pie out-of-the-box, and will receive an update to the latest Android Q version.
The phones will include “fod” or fingerprint on display, which is a term used for in-display fingerprint scanners. These devices will have standard optical in-display fingerprint sensors and are also expected to feature 32MP front-facing selfie cameras with pixel binning support.
The leaked devices are expected to be priced same as the M1 A1 and A2 and will be mid-range offerings. The could be the next version of the Mi A2, and one of them could be a China exclusive running on MIUI while the other two running on stock Android will be the global variants of the smartphone. The phone with the ‘Pro’ moniker could have higher-end specs similar to the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro. We will know more details about the phones soon! So, stay tuned!