Xiaomi is preparing for the announcement of the next smartphone line Android One – Mi A3. The new model will break the sequence of numerical indices of the series and change the status.
As you know, for the line Mi A, Xiaomi uses the devices already available in the assortment. For example, Mi A1 and Mi A2 were clones of Mi 5X and Mi 6X. At the same time, smartphones belonged to the budget segment of the market and were tied to the release of the number sequence models of the Redmi line. But after separating the latter into a separate brand, the manufacturer decided to “break the system”.
Due to the special popularity of the recently announced Mi 9 series, the Mi A3 will be assembled on the basis of the Mi 9X being prepared for the announcement. At the same time, Xiaomi revised the concept of the line itself in favor of expanding the functionality and raising the status of devices while maintaining the main advantage – an affordable price.
According to insiders, Xiaomi Mi 9X will receive a display with Full HD + AMOLED-matrix with a diagonal of 6.4 ″ and a built-in fingerprint camera. The hardware platform of the novelty will be assembled on the basis of Qualcomm Snapdragon 675. The memory kit will include 6 GB of RAM and an eMMC 5.1 standard storage card of 64 GB. Multimedia features complement the triple camera at 48 (Sony IMX586), 13 and 8 megapixels. For self-portraits, a 12-megapixel module is provided (presumably in the teardrop-shaped notch). For autonomy will answer the battery at 3,300 mAh. MIUI 10 with Android 9 (pure Android 9 in the case of Mi A3) will be used as the software shell.
Thus, Xiaomi Mi 9X (aka Mi A3) will be a hybrid of Mi 9 SE and Redmi Note 7 Pro. From the last smartphone inherits dimensions and chipset. From the more expensive model, the novelty will get a display with an integrated optical fingerprint camera and a similar matrix, a battery, as well as a triple photo module. According to insiders, the novelty price will not exceed 1,700 yuan (about 16,300 rubles) for the 6/64 GB RAM / ROM version. The announcement of the Mi 9X is expected in April. Model Mi A3 and a simplified version of the Mi A3 Lite, most likely, will be released only in summer.