Mi A3 has been officially launched by Xiaomi. The new smartphone debuts as the company's latest Android One offering -- with vanilla Android experience. A successor to last year's Mi A2, the Mi A3 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with up to 6GB RAM and a triple rear camera setup sporting a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The Mi A3 also features a 32-megapixel selfie camera and includes an in-display fingerprint sensor. The hardware specifications of the Mi A3 make it clear that the new smartphone is a variant of the Mi CC9e that was launched in China earlier this month. However, the presence of stock Android gives a fresh feel on the handset.
The Mi A3 price in Spain has been set at EUR 249 (roughly Rs. 19,200) for the 64GB storage variant, while its 128GB storage option is priced at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 21,500). It will go on sale starting July 24. The phone comes in "Not Just Blue", "More Than White", and "Kind of Gray" colour options. There is no word on the phone's pricing or availability outside Europe right now.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Mi A3 runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and features a 6.08-inch HD+ (720x1560 pixels) AMOLED display with a waterdrop-style notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is also Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top, and the handset comes with the in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the Mi A3 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.
For photos and videos, the Mi A3 has the triple rear camera setup that has a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 118-degree wide-angle f/1.79 lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor for depth sensing. The smartphone also has the 32-megapixel selfie camera at the front with an f/2.0 lens.
The Mi A3 comes preloaded with a panorama selfie feature that allows users to capture group images without using a selfie stick or switching to the rear camera. The smartphone also has a palm shutter feature that lets users start a countdown to capture selfies simply by using a gesture instead of pressing the shutter button.
Xiaomi has provided 64GB and 128GB storage options on the Mi A3 that both are expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, the phone packs a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, and measures 153.48x71.85x8.5mm.