Xiaomi Mi A3 official render leak via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Mi A3 launch scheduled for July 17 (Updated)

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So the Xiaomi Mi A2, a rebranded Mi 6X that was launched first in Spain July 24 last year, will finally get a successor come July 25.

(Update, July 17: The phone is official! See its prices in Xiaomi Mi A3 Android One phone is official. Update, July 15: The Mi A3, along with the Mi A3 Lite, will initially be launched in Spain, after all. Mark July 17 on your calendar. This is according to Xiaomi Spain itself.)

Based on an invite sent to the media, the Xiaomi Mi A3 will be announced first in Warsaw, Poland. If the launch timeline is anything like 2018’s, then the smartphone will land in the Philippines around three weeks after the initial announcement.

Xiaomi Mi A3 launch invite via Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Mi A3 launch invite (via GSMManiak)

There’s no confirmation from the company, but many leaks point to one thing: that the Mi A3 is a rebadged Xiaomi Mi CC9e, with a few changes seen — the biggest of which is that the former, like other Xiaomi A series handsets, is an Android One phone.

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi CC9, Mi CC9e launched. A comparison here and Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20) review: Almost a flagship at half the price

Live pictures of a Xiaomi Mi A3 unit and its retail box have recently surfaced. They seemingly confirm that the device looks like the Mi CC9e. One photo has the following specs-related stuff revealed:

  • One of the triple AI cameras on the back is 48 megapixels. There’s an ultra-wide shooter, too.
  • The selfie camera is 32 megapixels.
  • The battery is rated at 4,030mAh and has support for 18-watt fast charging.
  • The fingerprint sensor is placed under the AMOLED dewdrop screen, which reports say is FHD+, not the CC9e display’s HD+.
  • The processor inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665.
Xiaomi Mi A3 retail unit and retail box live pictures on Revu Philippines

One of the leaked pictures of the Xiaomi Mi A3 (via GSMArena)

Believed to be debuting alongside the Mi A3 is the Xiaomi Mi A3 Lite. Their predecessors’ base models were priced locally at P13,990 ($274) and P9,490 ($186), respectively, at launch. We wonder how much they will be if and when the upcoming smartphones are released in the Philippines.

Main image via Roland Quandt on Twitter

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 17 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.