Mi A3 Launched : Specs, Price, Features, Availability & More!
Xiaomi unveils the stock Android-based Mi A3 at an event in Spain. "A" series smartphone from Xiaomi is one of the most popular series. Mi A1 and Mi A2 which are the successors of Mi 5X and Mi 6X were a big hit. Mi A2 is still trending in the market and now the news about Mi A3 has already covered the market. Mi A3 is a remodeled variant of Mi 9X which will still be soled as Mi 9X in some countries. The price of Mi A3 is still uncertain but you can check the price of Mi Phones in Nepal.
This new Mi A3 comes with similar features as Redmi Note 7 Pro but with Android One as the OS. Xiaomi collaborated with Google back in 2017 for a new Android One series. As per some Chinese sites, the Mi A3 is the remodeled from Mi 9, which is the toned-down variant of popular Mi 9.
Mi 9X Will Launch In Nepal As Mi A3?
In South Asian countries, Xiaomi will remodel the Mi 9X model to Mi A3. The remodeling has been a trend now. All three smartphones under the A lineup: Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite were remodeled version of Mi X series phone. Now, the third in the series, Mi A3 is expected to be the redesigned Mi 9X.
Xiaomi has not brought any Mi X smartphone to Nepal till now, and probably it won’t ever. So, the possibility of Mi A3 launch in Nepal are very high. While the company has not extended the Mi X series any further till now, the Mi 9X seems to the best fit for A3 now.
Mi A3: Redmi Note 7 Pro On Android One?
Looking at the overall specifications, the phone shares almost every specs sheet with Redmi Note 7 Pro. Note 7 Pro is making a lot of space in the mid-range segment and has been appreciated by tech critics and smartphone users. Solid camera, flagship-grade processor, large and beautiful display and most importantly the affordable pricing of Redmi Note 7 Pro has made it to the apex.
There have been complaints about the device too. The Xiaomi phone usually packs its own custom OS on top of Android. Redmi Note 7 runs on MIUI which has a lot of bloatware, ads and unnecessary apps that are not liked by every individual. These sort of apps and UI hampers the overall experience. And if the User Interface is improved, the smartphone can top on every aspect.
The specifications of Mi A3 are very similar to that of Redmi Note 7 Pro. The combination of specification of Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Android One can be a deadly combination with the chances to be a great hit in the Nepalese market.
Mi A3 Overview
Display & Design
The rumors suggest that the Mi 9X will come with a 6.01-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display in a 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio. The phone will have a dot notch on top. The display is going to be very similar to Redmi Note 7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 9. The display will be the most attractive feature of the device.
Talking about the design, Mi 9x will have a glass sandwich body with a metal ring in the middle. Mi 9X or Mi A3 will have a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on both sides.
Mi 9X(Mi A3) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, Compared to the SD 710 inside the CC9, this chip uses new big core (Cortex-A76 based Kryo 470, from A75-based Kryo 360). Also, the new Adreno 610 GPU tends to boost 25% over the old one. There are two variants of Mi A3 on the basis of RAM and storage - 4/64GB variant and 6/128 GB. The phone comes with an Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) processor and an Adreno 610 GPU.
The camera is where the phone has a huge difference with Redmi 7 Pro. Mi 9X is rumored to sport a triple camera set up at the back and which is different from Redmi Note 7 Pro dual camera setup. There will be altogether three cameras at the back and a single camera at the front for the selfie.
48MP primary camera with Sony's IMX 586 sensor along with an 8MP sensor for ultrawide shots and 2MP third sensor for the depth-sensing is used in the phone. For the selfie, there is a 32MP shooter at the front with better optimization for low light images.
Mi A3 comes with a similar-sized battery compared to the 4,000mAh unit on Note 7 Pro. The Mi A3 packs 4,030mAh battery which is really great.
The supports 18W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 Type C fast charging. The smartphone may ship with an 18W charger inside the box as well which is not provided in Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Also Read: Xiaomi Launches Mi CC9e with UD Fingerprint and Great Selfie Camera | Expected Price in Nepal
Mi A3 Specifications
- Display: 6.01-inch Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @286PPI pixel density
- Chipset: Snapdragon 665; 11nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Kryo 260
- GPU: Adreno 610
- RAM: 4/6GB
- Storage: 64/128GB; expandable memory up to 256GB with micro SD
- Software & UI: Stock Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Rear Camera: Triple Camera setup – (48MP primary camera, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF) + (8MP ultra-wide-angle) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
- Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: 4030mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging
Mi A3 Nepal Price | Mi A3 Price In Nepal And Launch Date
The starting price of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi A3 is €250 and for the higher variant is €280. The smartphone is expected to start at CNY 1,699 and around Rs. 32,000 in Nepal. The phone is first available in Spain and it will come to other countries later.
Mi A3 has not launched in Spain with an India launch expected in a few months and thereafter Nepal after few weeks.
Mi A3 will also launch in other markets including Europe and Latin America.
Mi-series smartphones don’t launch in Nepal. So, Mi 9X will probably arrive in Nepal as the next Mi A3 at around the same price by the end of the second quarter or early Q3.