This is the Mi A3, Xiaomi's new pure Android smartphone


No big resolution upgrades are planned - Xiaomi is reportedly settling for a Full-HD+ resolution of 2240 x 1080p - but the display is apparently an AMOLED panel now rather than LCD. The Mi A2 was launched in India in August previous year, so we expect its successor to debut sometime next month. On the flip side, it has a triple rear camera setup with a LED flash and the Xiaomi stamp below it on the left-hand side.

Both the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite codenames as "bamboo_sprout", and "cosmos_sprout" were also spotted by the XDA. Unfortunately, the functionality of these other cameras hasn't yet been revealed. However, the renders hint that Xiaomi could integrate an in-display fingerprint scanner on the phone since there's no room for the sensor at the back. Similarly, the Android One logo now sits on the opposite and also sits vertically.

In a fresh set of rumors, a report from MSP claims that Xiaomi isn't using the Snapdragon 710 or 712 for the Mi A3 phones. The report suggests that Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite would feature Snapdragon 730 SoC and Snapdragon 675 SoC, respectively.

The Mi A3 launch should be happening soon as Xiaomi has dropped its first teaser via Twitter.

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The Snapdragon 665 inside the Mi A3 will reportedly be paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

The Mi A3's launch seems imminent. The Mi A3 will run on a 4,000mAh battery and rely on a USB-C port for charging. The device should be available to purchase by the beginning of August at the latest in most European markets and will be sold in black, blue, and white.

Another key detail revealed through the renders is that the Mi A3 will feature a waterdrop notch on the top portion of the display which will be a 6-inch 2240x1080 AMOLED screen. But because so very little is known at the moment, the company's true plans remain largely a mystery.