Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in India starting at 12,999 INR: AMOLED display, 4,030mAh battery, and 48MP AI triple rear camera
Xiaomi’s Mi A series known for no-frills stock Android and competent camera have been quite a success in the Indian market. So after the Xiaomi Mi A1 and A2, the company has now launched the third iteration of the series, the Xiaomi Mi A3 in the Indian market.
The only thing that is different between the Mi A3 and the Mi CC9e is that the latter runs Android Pie with MIUI skin on top while the former is part of Android One Program offering a bloatware-free stock Android 9 Pie
However, if compared to the Xiaomi Mi A2, the new Mi A3 comes with many upgrades such as a new processor, AMOLED display, bigger battery, in-display fingerprint scanner, a better selfie camera, and 48MP AI triple rear camera.
Going into the specs, the Xiaomi Mi A3 boasts of a 6.08-inch 1560x720p HD+ Dot-notch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The notch is in U-shape while the display uses the Super AMOLED technology- it is first for any Mi A- series smartphones. The front as well as the back of the phone is Gorilla Glass 5 protected.
At its gut, the Mi A3 integrates an 11nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC that works in alliance with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card. To note, the Mi A3 is the second smartphone with the Snapdragon 665 SoC in the Indian market after the Realme 5 which saw the light just yesterday.
- Redmi K20 and K20 Pro launched in India with prices respectively starting at 21,999 INR and 27,999 INR
- Xiaomi Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition launched in China, prices start at 13,000 INR approx
- Xiaomi Black Shark 2 launched in India with initial price tag of 39,999 INR
As the camera has always been the main draw of the Mi A-series, the Mi A3 packs an AI-enabled triple-rear-camera setup that includes a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture. The other two sensors in the setup are an 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with a 118-degree field of view and a 2MP depth sensor.
The setup is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30/60 fps. The front has a 32MP AI selfie camera accommodated into the notch.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 had a 3,000mAh battery but the Mi A3 has gone on to include a bigger 4,030mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 support, though it will be shipped with only a 10W charger out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi has heeded the common complaint of the users who lamented the absence of 3.5mm audio jack in the Mi A2. So the traditional audio jack is back on the Xiaomi Mi A3 with USB Type-C port remaining intact. Other notable features include Google lens support, IR Blaster and P2i scratch resistance.
The Mi A3 is priced at INR12,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model while the 6GB RAM+128 storage model is priced at INR15,999. The device will be available to buy starting August 23 on Amazon.in, mi.com, and Mi Home. The smartphone will be available in three interesting color options: Not Just Blue, More than White, and Kind of Gray.