The stock Android-running Xiaomi Mi A3 is official, but it’s not what we were hoping for – it’s based on the Mi CC9e with no upgrades.
Wait till you hear the price – it starts at €250. The Snapdragon 665 chipset that powers this phone is not a huge upgrade over the S660 in last year’s model. That’s for 64GB storage, you can double it to 128GB for €30 more. At least there’s a microSD slot so you can add more storage later.
The one major upgrade on the Xiaomi Mi A3 is the camera. It features a 48MP main shooter on the back with a reasonably bright f/1.78 aperture (there’s no OIS). Next up is the 8MP ultra wide-angle camera (118°) and, finally, the 2MP depth sensor.
The rear camera can record 2160p video at 30fps or 1080p at up to 120fps. Then there’s the selfie camera inside the notch, which has a 32MP (it shoots 1080p/30 video).
Another upgrade over last year’s model is the battery – 4,030mAh, up from 3,000mAh. Charging speeds up to 18W are supported (same as last year), but you'll have to provide your own charger as there's only a 10W power brick in the box.
There's more good news - the 3.5mm headphone jack is back. Also, the fingerprint reader has been relocated under the display, following current trends.
Xiaomi is launching the Mi A3 in three colors: Blue, White and Gray. This phone will be available in Spain first - you can pre-order it now, units will ship on July 24. The rest of the world will be getting it shortly.
If there’s a Mi A3 Pro based on the higher-end Mi CC9 out there, we haven’t heard a peep about it yet.
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I am intending to buy Mi A3 , but I am not sure if I could RESIZE apps in split screen by dragging the divider OR NOT? I know it has split screen , BUT can can be resized ? Stupid youtubers only showed it had split screen but none of them tried t...