“Xiaomi Mi A3 has been tipped to pack an HD+ AMOLED display, which is a huge downgrade from previous generation Mi A-series phones, including the Mi A2 Lite”
Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite smartphones are scheduled to be announced at an event in Spain later today. There are strong speculations that it could be the rebranded Mi CC9e smartphone that was announced in China earlier this month. Now, while we wait for the Mi A3 launch, a hands-on article by Malaysian blog Soyacincau seemingly confirms the Mi A3 is indeed the rebranded CC9e. This means the Mi A3 would pack an HD+ AMOLED display, which is a huge downgrade from previous generation Mi A-series phones, including the Mi A2 Lite, which featured full-HD panels. For those unaware, the Xiaomi Mi CC9e sports a 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with 1,560 x 720 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer on top.
Furthermore, the Mi A3 could come in two variants — 4GB + 64GB storage and 6GB + 128GB UFS 2.1 storage that is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. The retail box images suggest that the phone will be powered by the 11nm Snapdragon 665 processor with Adreno 610 GPU. The retail box has Xiaomi and Android One branding at the back and has a Dot Drop notch at the front to accommodate the 32MP snapper for selfies and video chats. On the rear, the handset has a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle secondary sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots.
The Mi A3 could pack a 4,030mAh battery with 18W USB Type-C fast charging support on board. Since it is an Android One phone, the handset is likely to run on Android 9.0 Pie with the stock interface on top. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric security. Online store Mobile2Go was taking orders for the Mi A3 at RM 1,098 (around Rs 18,400). It is available in grey and blue. However, the listing seems to be taken down now. With the launch just a few hours away, we don’t have to wait too long to know more details.