Xiaomi Mi A3 retail box, specs and live images surface online

Alonzo Simpson
July 13, 2019

Xiaomi's upcoming Android One phones, the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite are going to follow the company's new Mi CC series that was announced last month. Rumors have pointed out that the Mi CC9 and CC9e may launch as rebranded Mi A3 and A3 Lite outside China.

Both the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite codenames as "bamboo_sprout", and "cosmos_sprout" were also spotted by the XDA.

The company has so far launched Mi A1 and Mi A2 smartphones in this lineup and now its time for the third-generation of Mi A-series smartphone - Mi A3.

On July 11, MySmartPrice leaked the specifications of Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite. Xiaomi's excellent hardware combined with clean Android One software proved to be a winning combination, and now, we have our first look at its successor - the Xiaomi Mi A3. Earlier this week, Xiaomi Global Spokesperson Donovan Sung also teased the arrival of new Mi A-series phones running Android One.

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This is where things become confusing. The report suggests that Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite would feature Snapdragon 730 SoC and Snapdragon 675 SoC, respectively. The Mi CC9 features a Snapdragon 710 chip, while the CC9e comes with Snapdragon 665.

Even the rear also retains a triple-camera setup which is likely to be a 48MP f/1.79 main shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP camera for depth effects.

It's unclear whether the Mi A3 will employ a glass back or some kind of a polycarbonate body for its back panel. The chip should be paired with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable internal storage. The Mi A3 will run on a 4,000mAh battery and rely on a USB-C port for charging. Additionally, the Mi A2 had the headphone jack missing which turned out to be a deal-breaker for many, so Xiaomi has brought it back with the Mi A3. The phone will come in three colour options, but there is no word on its pricing yet.

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