Xiaomi Mi A3 Tipped to Be Similar in Design to Mi CC9

Tipster says that Mi A3 design may be identical to Mi CC9.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 Tipped to Be Similar in Design to Mi CC9

Photo Credit: Twitter/ Sudhandhu Ambhore

Xiaomi Mi A3 may launch soon

  • Mi A3 phone is tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 700 series SoC
  • It may sport an identical design as the Mi CC9 phone
  • The CC9 phone is set to launch in China on July 2

Xiaomi is all set to launch its new ‘CC' series in China, and the first phones to debut in the series are called CC9 and CC9e. Now, a tipster suggests that the Mi CC9 phone design may be similar to the upcoming Mi A3 phone slated to launch globally. A tipster suggests that the Mi A3 will have an identical design as the CC9 phone. He shared official render photos of the Mi CC9 phone shared by Xiaomi recently, suggesting that the Mi A3 may also arrive in White and Dark Blue colour options with similar gradient finishes as well.

Tipster Sudhandhu Ambhore has tweeted that the upcoming Android One-based Mi A3 may have a similar design to the Mi CC9. He shared official renders of the phone that were shared by Xiaomi recently. The Mi CC9 phone is slated to launch next week on July 2. The renders show off the phone in two gradient panel finishes, one in White and one in Dark Blue. The phone is seen to sport a triple rear camera setup aligned vertically and there's no fingerprint sensor at the back, indicating an in-screen fingerprint sensor as well. The Mi A3 has also been rumoured to come with an in-screen fingerprint scanner earlier.

There's little known about the Mi A3 as of now, but a recent report suggested that the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 700 series SoC and there will be a Mi A3 Lite variant as well.

To recall, Xiaomi rebranded the Mi 5X as the Mi A1 for the global audience, and then rebranded the Mi 6X as the Mi A2. Earlier, the Mi 9X was anticipated to be the China variant of the Mi A3, but the Mi 9X hasn't been launched yet. It was reported to launch in April, but that didn't happen.

If this latest leak holds any weight, then Xiaomi would be changing its rebranding strategy for its upcoming Android One phone. If Mi A3 is indeed similar to the Mi CC9 phone in terms of design, it could even similar specifications. However, Ambhore makes no such claims.

For now, there's only speculation to go by, and any real details will only emerge closer to launch. The Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched in India in August last year, and its successor could come around the same time this year.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Smooth performance
  • Bad
  • Low-resolution display
  • Hybrid dual-SIM slot
  • Camera is slow to focus at times
  • Aggressive HDR
Display 6.08-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4030mAh
OS Android 9.0
Resolution 720x1560 pixels

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Further reading: Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi Mi CC9
Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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