(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.
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.
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.
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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