17 July 2019
It has been a few weeks since we started to hear rumors about Xiaomi's third-generation Android One smartphone. These rumors included bits and pieces information but over the past weekend, the rumor mill revealed everything about the mid-range phone. It includes Mi A3 specifications, renders, real-life images, and even the launch date.
The first Mi A3 leak came from German publication WinFuture which has a reliable track record at reporting leaks. The leaked renders corroborate previous claims that the upcoming Android One phone will be inspired by recently released Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. It is shown with slim bezels and a waterdrop-styled notch on the front panel and a triple camera setup on the back side.
The report mentions that the Mi A3 sports a 6-inch Full HD+ (2240 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with a 409 PPI pixel density. Under the hood, it is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, unlike previous reports of Snapdragon 710. There is 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB and 128GB internal storage options and microSD card support.
The triple rear camera setup is reported to include a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. It is accompanied by at least 32-megapixel front camera which means it will surely be marketed as a phone for photography lovers. The whole package is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging and USB Type-C port. On the software front, it should be running stock Android 9 Pie instead of MIUI which will make it an Android One device.
This leak was followed by another leak revealing Xiaomi Mi A3 retail packaging as well as real-life images. These images confirm that the phone will be unveiled in Blue, White, and Black color variants. One of the unboxing images corroborate all the previously leaked details including an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Lastly, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Mi A3 Android One smartphone will be unveiled on July 25th. The launch event will be held in Warsaw, Poland at 4 PM ET. It is expected that we are likely to see the Mi A3 Lite at the same event which will be a toned down variant of the main device.