Xiaomi has officially announced the Mi A3 mid-ranger with availability starting in Spain for 249 Euros.
Following the usual trend from Xiaomi and this is a rebranded version of the Mi CC9e but swaps out the Android-based MIUI 10 OS with Android One.
The Mi A3 comes with a modest 6.01-inch display that has a low by modern standard resolution 720 x 1560 pixels of with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 665 processor, and a large 4030mAh battery.
Apart from the low-resolution screen this also lacks NFC which for me is quite important on a phone for Google Pay.
The triple cameras remain the same as the Mi CC9e which includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, you have a 32MP selfie sensor.
The phone will be available in just 4GB RAM variant with two storage options: 64GB and 128GB and will go on sale on July 24. The 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at 249 euros while the 4GB + 128GB variant will retail for 279 euros.
There will be three colours for the Mi A3 in Spain: Black, Blue, and Pure White.
Overall this is a very strange release for Xiaomi, who normally offer a superb specification for the money. This phone has a great camera spec but it seriously let down by that display.
|Xiaomi Mi A3||Xiaomi Mi A2|
|Announced||2019, July||2018, July|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, July||Available. Released 2018, July|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (6.04 x 2.83 x 0.33 in)||158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm (6.25 x 2.97 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||173.8 g (6.14 oz)||166 g (5.86 oz)|
|Build||Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.01 inches, 88.7 cm2 (~80.3% screen-to-body ratio)||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~286 ppi density)||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One||Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)||Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|GPU||Adreno 610||Adreno 512|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)||No|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Rear Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9", 1.25µm|
|8 MP, (ultrawide), f/2.2, 1.12µm||20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8", 1.0µm, PDAF|
|2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@120fps|
|Front Camera||32 MP, f/2.0, 0.8µm||20 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8", 1.0µm|
|Features||HDR||LED flash, Auto-HDR|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3)||Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3)|
|Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4) - India only|
|Colors||Kind of Gray, Not just Blue, More than White||Black, Gold, Blue, Red, Rose Gold|
|SAR||0.96 W/kg (head) 0.64 W/kg (body)|
|Price||250 EUR||About 190 EUR|