Xiaomi Mi A Series enjoys huge fan base in India and other developing nations. The original Mi A Series, the Mi A1 had been an instant hit in India. As a joyous moment for the Mi A-Series fans, Xiaomi has launched its third installment as a part of Android One initiative, the Mi A3 in India.
Mi A3, the successor to the Mi A2 is a decent device. Xiaomi has priced the device at Rs. 12,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB variant. The top end variant is priced at Rs. 15,999 offering 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage.
The Mi A3 comes with gradient back panel glossy finish, a waterdrop-style notch, and triple rear camera setup. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform, the same chipset seen on the Realme 5. The 11nm based chipset should offer enough raw power and efficient battery utilization.
For photography, it boasts a 32MP selfie camera setup, a 48MP rear main sensor which is accompanied by two more sensors. Interestingly, Xaiomi has fitted an in-display fingerprint scanner as well making Mi A3 the cheapest smartphone to have the sensor.
As an icing on the cake, the Mi A3 features a 6.08 inch Super AMOLED HD+ display. Don’t bother about the resolution as an AMOLED on smartphone looks stunning even with HD resolution. Needless to say, the Mi A3 runs stock Android Pie software. So, it’s apt for the folks having aversion towards the “ad-rich” MIUI skin on Mi phones.
Connectivity options include 4G Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and fortunately a 3.5mm headphone jack. It’s pertinent to mention the Mi A2 didn’t feature the 3.5mm jack which is on the verge of extinction and worth listing on “Red Data Book“(pun intended). Moreover, the phone packs a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
As of the availability, the phone can be purchased on Amazon India and Mi.com starting from August 23.