Xiaomi Mi A3 With 48MP Rear Camera to Launch in India on August 21

Xiaomi Mi A3 will be launching in India on August 21, confirmed the company today. Yesterday, the Chinese company said it would be bringing the Mi A3 very soon to the sub-continent, and today, it confirmed the exact launch date. The Mi A3 will make its debut in India just a day after the Realme 5 series launch. For the unaware, Realme yesterday announced that it would be launching the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro smartphones in India on August 20. The Realme 5 Pro is expected to come with a 48MP rear camera and it will be the Sony IMX586 sensor that we found on the likes of Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme X and the upcoming Mi A3. The pricing details of the Mi A3 unknown are at the moment, but what we know is the Mi A3 will be an Amazon Exclusive smartphone in the country, similar to the Mi A2.

Xiaomi Mi A3 Will Be an Amazon Exclusive Phone in India

The Mi A1 was the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi to launch in India, and back then, it was Flipkart Exclusive. Last year’s Mi A2 was an Amazon Exclusive smartphone and the upcoming Mi A3 will also be an Amazon Exclusive smartphone, confirmed the company on microblogging portal Twitter. The Mi A3’s global launch happened last month and it will be the third Android One smartphone from Xiaomi to launch in India.

Xiaomi Mi A3: Specifications and Features

The Mi A3 is an upgrade to last year’s Mi A2, but in some areas, it doesn’t feel like an upgrade. The display on the Mi A3 is a 6-inch HD+ panel which is a downgrade over last year’s Mi A2 and 2017’s Mi A1. On the brighter side, Xiaomi has gone with an AMOLED panel and the phone also offers an in-display fingerprint scanner. Another area where the Mi A3 doesn’t inspire confidence is in the processor aspect. The Mi A3 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’ll be interesting to see if Xiaomi uses any processor for the Indian market. If the Mi A3 debuts with Snapdragon 665 SoC, it will be the first phone in the country with the said chipset.

The phone offers triple rear cameras- a 48MP Sony IMX586 chipset, 8MP ultra wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The Mi A2 was possibly the best camera phone under the Rs 20,000 price point and the Mi A3 wants to replace its predecessor. The phone is backed by a 4030mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Mi A3, like its predecessors, is an Android One smartphone. The Mi A3 also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, something we missed on the last year’s Mi A2.

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