“Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite official teaser suggests the global launch of the duo might be right around the corner”
The Mi A3 and its Lite version have been officially teased for the first time by the company. In a teaser posted on Twitter, Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung referred to the Mi A2 series and asked fans what they are looking forward to in the next generation of A series, namely the Mi A3 duo. While he didn’t reveal any details about the upcoming Mi A3 and the Lite model, we’ve come across recent rumours suggesting the handsets might come with Snapdragon 730 and 675, respectively. Previously, it was reported that the standard smartphone is being developed under the code name ‘bamboo_sprout’, while the Lite model is referred to as ‘cosmos_sprout’.
One year ago, we launched our next generation Android One smartphones #MiA2 and #MiA2Lite. 👍
What’s everyone looking forward to the most in the next generation of the Mi A series? #Xiaomi #InnovationForEveryone pic.twitter.com/PLYBEZSlDp— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) July 12, 2019
Furthermore, a Xiaomi handset with model number M1906F9SH appeared on the Federal Communications Commission recently. On close observation, the smartphone in question closely resembles with the recently launched Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. This means it’s possible that Xiaomi might market these two handsets as Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite in the global markets, including in India. Moreover, the FCC document also reveals the phone has a 48MP primary sensor, similar to Mi CC9 duo. Unfortunately, there’s still no launch date, so we need to for some more time to know more details.
Being Android One phones, the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite are expected to run Android 9.0 Pie with stock Android skin and promised updates for two years. It’s also possible the former might come with an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric security, pack triple rear cameras, and a single 32MP snapper on the front for selfies. On the other hand, the Lite version could just have dual rear shooters and watered-down internals. Since everything is based on rumours, we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt.