Xiaomi Mi A3 With In-display Fingerprint Scanner And Snapdragon 665 Goes Official

On: July 17, 2019

Xiaomi has officially launched the third generation of its Mi A series smartphone in Spain. Contrary to the leaks and rumours, there is no Pro or Lite variant of the Mi A3. The smartphone is a rebranded version of the Mi CC9e which is available in China. However, the device comes with a new design and improved internals compared to its predecessor. Let’s take a look at what the device offers out of the box:

Technical Specifications:

In the front, the Mi A3 features an HD+ AMOLED display measuring 6.08-inches and a waterdrop notch. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is fitted on the top for protection against accidental damage and scratches. The smartphone flaunts a glass back with gradient design in three colour options – Blue, White and Gray. The Mi A3 features an in-display fingerprint scanner. 

On the camera front, the Mi A3 sports a triple rear camera setup similar to the CC9e. It comprises of a 48MP main sensor (Sony) with a f/1.79 aperture, 8MP wide-angle lens, and 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the device features a 32MP snapper for selfies. The camera is backed by AI features for enhancing the images. The smartphone also offers 4K and slow-motion video recording. 

Under the hood, the Mi A3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 665 processor compared to the SD660 found on the Mi A2. The chipset is paired with 4GB RAM and can be availed in either a 64GB or 128GB internal storage options. For additional needs, there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Software-wise, the Mi A3 runs Android Pie out of the box. The device is a part of the Android One program so users can expect stock UI and guaranteed updates for the next two years. 

The Mi A3 draws its power from a 4,030mAh battery which is an upgrade over its predecessor with a 3,000mAh battery. It comes with support for 18W fast charging. The Mi A3 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack which was missing on the Mi A2. 

Pricing & Availability:

The Mi A3 is up for pre-order currently in Spain with sales commencing from July 24th. The base variant i.e 4GB+64GB is priced at €250 (~Rs 19,307) while the 4GB+128GB model will cost €280 (~Rs 21,619). For now, there is no information regarding India’s pricing and availability. But we expect it to be launched next month. 

In other news, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 Series in India earlier today.

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.