everything we think we know about the successor of Xiaomi's "good-pretty-cheap" mobile with Android One

everything we think we know about the successor of Xiaomi's "good-pretty-cheap" mobile with Android One

Those of us who live the calendar of mobile launches as if it were our own have even associated the arrival of stations or few of the year with any of them. And as with Apple, Samsung and other Xiaomi brands, the gap has also been made there, in that hype, and now with half a July, he gives a good compilation of what we think we know about the Xiaomi Mi A3.

The Xiaomi Mi A1, the "culprit" that we have continued to see mobile phones of this family, arrived in September 2017, but the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite did so early last summer. We have no date for the arrival of this, but the manufacturer has already made some teaser and as usual rumors accumulate and possible leaks. Let's see what seems to be known.

Taking the mold of the CC, but not the one we created

As we said, Xiaomi itself has been responsible for encouraging the expectation by these dates and a few days ago published this tweet from its official global account. The prominence: the photograph and the distinctive feature of this family: Android One.

Let's see at that time a detail as subtle as revealing: the name of Xiaomi was written in a different typeface but known at the same time, neither more nor less than what we saw recently in the presentation of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. Two smartphones that were the first produced jointly with Meitu, also focused on highlighting that photographic part, hence talk about the Mi A3 can take the mold of one of these and not of the Redmi as we have seen in the previous occasions.

But if the logical thing was to think that the CC9 will be the Mi A3 and the CC9e the Mi A3 Lite, following the trail of the double launch of the past year, the first photographs that have appeared of what looks like the box of one of them break this association . On this occasion, the Mi A3 being the international version of the Mi CC9e, and with Android One instead of Android + MIUI.

This also clashes with the fact that the Mi CC9e has a screen with 720p resolution, a value lower than that of the Mi A2 (FullHD +). In fact, in the photographs of the box the resolution is not seen and some leaks pointed out that the screen of the Mi A3 be 1080p.

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Thus, what seems to be integrated is a 6.1-inch (sorry, 6,088) AMOLED screen with 720p 1080p resolution, with fingerprint reader integrated in it and that drop-shaped notch that would quite differentiate it from its immediate predecessor. Notable frames without being exaggerated for a mid-range mobile according to what we have been seeing.

Growing in battery and megapixels

Thus, we see an aesthetic traced to the lower of the first CC, not only in the front but also in a plastic back with a "patent leather" finish. How will it come? without audio jack, with USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX HD, FM radio and quizzes without NFC.

Following the configuration of the CC9e and the rest of leaks that support that theory, the Mi A3 will integrate the processor Snapdragon 655 with 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage. Heir of the Snapdragon 660 which was precisely the one with the Mi A2.

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To power all this there will be a battery of 4,030 milliamps / hour, also supporting that main sensor of 48 megapixels for the rear main camera that would be accompanied by an 8 megapixel and another 2 megapixel (ultra wide angle and depth, respectively).

Technical sheet of the Xiaomi Mi A3 according to the leaks

Xiaomi Mi A3




Rear camera

Front camera


Dimensions and weight


Connectivity and sound



6,088-inch AMOLED Random 19.5: 9HD + 720 x 1,560 px

Snapdragon 665

4 GB + 64 GB / 6 GB + 64 GB / 6 GB + 128 GB

48 MP f / 1.79 Ultra wide 8 MP Depth 2 MP

32 megapixels

Android One

153.58 x 71.85 x 8.45 mm

4,030 mAh 18W fast charge

Bluetooth 5.0

Fingerprint reader on screen


Thus, at the moment there are no double bells ringing with the new Mi A family, we do not know if because it has remained very isolated from leaks or because finally there will not be a Lite edition. Achieve fit as a mobile star to recommend for its value for money? We will see, at least with the "noise" of Xiaomi what it seems is that the presentation is closer.

Update: From the Soyacincau site in Malaysia, they claim to have a unit of the Xiaomi Mi A3 and show us photos where it looks in all its splendor. These will confirm many of the rumors and leaks, such as the triple camera and the 3.5 mm jack.

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3