A month after its global debut, Xiaomi has launched the Mi A3 in India. The Android One handset is the successor to the popular Mi A2 from last year.
One of the highlights of the Mi A3 is that this time around, it packs a 6.08-inch AMOLED display. Disappointingly though, it is an HD+ panel which is a bit of an odd move from Xiaomi and Google here. Inside the Mi A3 is a Snapdragon 665 chip that is paired with 4GB/6GB RAM.
Other specs of the handset include 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage, microSD card slot, an in-display fingerprint scanner, IR blaster, USB-C connectivity, and 18W fast charging support. Xiaomi is only bundling a 10W charger with the phone though.
Xiaomi has also bumped the battery capacity to 4030mAh which is a sizeable jump from the Mi A2’s 3000mAh battery.
The design of the handset is entirely new and it looks more trendy than its predecessor. The phone uses Gorilla Glass 5 panels at the front and rear. Even the camera lens is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
After removing the headphone jack on the Mi A2, Xiaomi has reintroduced it on the Mi A3.
There’s a triple-camera system at the back of the Mi A3 which includes a primary 48MP f/1.79 aperture shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide angle shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s a 32MP selfie camera housed inside the waterdrop notch at the front.
Being an Android One handset, the Mi A3 runs on a stock build of Android 9.0 Pie. It does come with Xiaomi’s own Camera app for a superior imaging experience.
The Mi A3 will be available in three colors in India: Blue, White, and Black. Prices start from Rs 12,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and going all the way up to Rs 15,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant.