Connect with us

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi A3, Mi 7X and A3 Lite Specs, Price, Leaks And Release Date

Akshay Mhatre

Published

on

Xiaomi Mi A3
Tech Paradise Concept image of Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi’s Mi 6x which is also known as Mi A2 in it’s Android One avatar has been a huge success, and the device is selling very well, this re-branded version offers the bone stock Android experience similar to what’s found in Google Pixel devices. This year with the launch of the Mi A2 we also the Mi A2 lite getting announced with it, which is a more budget-friendly offering from Xiaomi and Google. And with that said the successor of the Mi A2 which will be the Mi 7X, and for the Android one, it will be known as the Mi A3 and when the device comes out next year in 2019, will have a lot of design options to follow which will be further trending next year.

Note: We are continually updating the article with ever latest news and leaks about the Xiaomi Mi A3. We have also covered the most recent leaks and rumors about Redmi Y3, Poco F2, and Redmi 7 series.

22 March 2019: Reports from the popular forum XDA-Developers revealed at least three new phones with the FOD (fingerprint-on-display) technology were spotted for hardware testing, two of them with codenames suggesting Android One smartphone. The three phones are codenamed “Pyxis,” “bamboo_sprout,” and “cosmos_sprout,” with the _sprout suffix seen in the devices on Google’s Android One program. They are most likely the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Xiaomi Mi A3 Lite and one of their Chinese versions. The third one lacks it, meaning it could be the Xiaomi Mi 7X. We may also see an OLED panel on the devices as some budget phones are launching with OLED panels these days.

14 January 2019: Recently a render leaked online claimed that the upcoming Mi A3 would feature a punch hole display similar to the recently launched Honor View 20. However, the image is 200% fake so the claims but there is a possibility of newly launched Snapdragon 675 CPU as the Redmi Note 7 Pro features the same SOC.

5 January 2019: According to XDA, Xiaomi has already started working on the Mi A3 Android One smartphone. You can read more about the leaked code on the linked article.

Update: According to the latest reports, Xiaomi Mi A3 may feature the Snapdragon 675 SOC instead of the expected newly launched Snapdragon 712 SOC. It is also reported that the upcoming smartphone may also get an 8GB Ram model with the same storage capacity as the 6GB Ram model. The upcoming RealMe 3 or Realme 3 Pro smartphone is also expected to come with the same SOC.

Design: Bezel-less at the top?

Xiaomi Mi A3 render

Image showing the render of upcoming Xiaomi Mi A3

So, speaking about the design aspects of the Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One smartphone, a rectangular notch, a water-drop notch or the newly arrived island camera placement could be seen, which will eliminate the top bezel of the device. However, do not expect the bottom bezel to go away anytime soon, as that will be an expensive process.

Apart from that, on the rear, it will again be a metal design with the usual dual camera setup, but this time the placement could be in the center rather than on the left side as seen in most Mi and Redmi phones this year. The fingerprint reader could this be found under the display as with each year the in-display/under the displayed fingerprint scanning technology is improving rapidly and the response times are now far better then what we have seen in the first generation devices.

Specifications

In the Specs department, the Xiaomi Mi A3 is expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 based on the Kryo 350 cores or the newly launched Snapdragon 675 which is much more powerful and is based on the Kryo 460 cores and handling the graphics for PUBG and Fortnite is the Adreno 612 GPU. It also sports an X12 LTE modem with peak download speeds up to 600mbps, so it’s quite fast but not 5G ready, which isn’t the primary target audience or market of this device anyway.

The biggest drawback of the Xiaomi Mi A2 was its battery and according to the rumors this time Xiaomi will fix the issue and will provide 3300 mAh battery inside the Mi A3 along with the 18W Quick Charging capabilities.

Coming towards the memory department the base variant of the Mi A3 will have 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage while the top of the line model will sport at least 6GB RAM if not 8GB with 128GB internal storage. You will also get sd-card slot support up to 256GB. But we can’t say the same about the 3.5mm headphone jack which is a dying breed. An sd-card is always better than a 3.5mm jack but to each their own.

Display

6.2"-inch IPS LCD Display
Display Properties

1080+ 19.7:9 Display 1080x2246 pixels
Display Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorSnapdragon 675
Processor
Architecture

Kryo 460 11nm
RAM4GB/6GB/8GB 1866MHz LPDDR4x
Storage64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
SD card slotYes (up to 256 GB)
FeaturesAI-camera and software, Stock Android, 2 years of Free Android Updates
DimensionsNot available
WeightNot available
Connectivity4G+, Dual VoLTE, 3G GSM, 2G GSM, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS+GLONASS
Primary Camera

12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
12 MP, f/2.4, 56mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
3 Lens: N/A
Secondary Camera20 MP, f/2.0
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Charging Time0-100% in 1 hour 40 mins, 0-70% in 1 Hour Quick Charge 4.0+
Battery Life1 Day (Mixed Usage)
Screen-on Time5-6 Hours (Mixed Usage)
Colors

Super Black and Peral White
Price

15000 INR 4-64GB
17000 INR 6-128GB
AvailabilityOnline on Flipkart/Amazon Índia
Network bandsN/A

Xiaomi Mi A3 Camera

Mi A3 release date

The camera on the Mi A3 will again be class leading with two sensors (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.4µm 20 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm) one will be a telephoto while the other is expected to be a Wide-angle or a conventional RGB sensor. But due to the rising trend of the triple camera sensors, the Mi A3 might come up as the first Android One device to come with a tri-camera setup, with three lenses for dedicated sensors such as :

  • A Telephoto Zoom lens
  • A Wide-angle lens
  • and a Bayer sensor(Black and White)

While on the front, Dual Front selfie snappers will be in the cards, along with an LED flash, but if this happens, a regular rectangular notch will be there rather than a water drop notch. So, that’s one thing to keep in mind, if the leaks say a single front camera, its a water drop notch if more than two then a rectangular notch.

Software and Android Updates

The Mi A3’s standard non-Android One Mi 7X model will run on Android Pie based MIUI 10 update same as Redmi Note 7, but Android one variant will have the Android Pie 9.0 (or maybe Android Q) with two years of major Android Updates. Other software features will be related to Artificial intelligence, which will automate some of your daily chores and will also know apps that you open after a using a specific app and will monitor your behaviors and patterns and extract the most optimal solution for better user experience.

Mi A3’s Camera software will also come packed with new tricks such as an improved bokeh mode, which will simulate difference bokeh styles such as the regular one does the circular shapes, the new software is expected to show pentagon, squares and so on.

Mi A3 Release date

The Xiaomi Mi A3 will be first launched as the Mi 7x in the Chinese market, and after a month or a couple of weeks, the device will witness a global release by the mid of Q3 2019. So, along with the similar lines of Mi A2, it’s upcoming successor will be released. However, some rumors are indicating that the Xiaomi MI A3 will release after Pocophone Poco F2 launch.

Mi A3 Price

Such devices follow similar pricing schemes seen with its predecessors, and with minor improvements, the price might see a 2% hike but not more than that. So, the Xiaomi Mi A3 could be priced at $255 to $300 around INR18000-20000 in India for the top model and at this price you’re getting a lot of hardware, and thus genuinely touching the value for money mark, with 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, decent camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or further and the most importantly 2 years of Android Updates at a faster pace if you want faster updates delivered to your phone and for a more extended period than you should look forward to the Xiaomi Mi A3.

Even if you’re an existing Mi A2 users, the Mi A3 will bring a lot of new things to the table at a similar price, offering double the value with new modern features, better camera and an update to system software.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Author who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Avatar

    Ravi Ranjan

    March 3, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Is camera specs (12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF) correct? Please confirm Mr Leaker! If it’s correct then I’ll wait for this OIS camera instead of buying Samsung A50

    • Garv Sharma

      Garv Sharma

      March 4, 2019 at 10:34 am

      As we always suggest don’t rely on rumors or leaks, sometimes they are correct and sometimes they are not. We can’t assure you; companies can change their product specs anytime.

  2. Avatar

    Aquila Noctis

    February 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    What is wrong with manifacturers creating longer and more narrow phones all the time?

    Who wants a mobile that is long and narrow like an elf penis just to show off that the diagonal in inches is higher but less effective in the use of a more squared one?

  3. Avatar

    Josh Clark

    January 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    3300mAh is the big power solution? And who are these people clamoring for the world’s thinnest phone? Give a us a big battery!!

  4. Avatar

    Ravi

    January 19, 2019 at 11:36 am

    I am just eagerly waiting for this mobile, if anyone knows the exact launching date please let me know.

    • Garv Sharma

      Garv Sharma

      January 19, 2019 at 10:12 pm

      There’s no confirmation about the Mi A3 launch date, but it’s rumored to be around H1 2019.

  5. Avatar

    m-p{3}

    January 14, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Is it still Dual-SIM?

    • Garv Sharma

      Garv Sharma

      January 15, 2019 at 1:11 am

      Yes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *