Xiaomi Mi A3 to launch today: All you need to know

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Today Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Mi A3, the latest phone in its "A" line.

The newly launched Xiaomi Mi A3 is mid-range devices that will compete against the likes of other smartphones in the segment.

In addition to its general design, one of the major factors that give it away as a rebranded Mi CC9e is the fact that the phone comes with a 6.088-inch HD+ AMOLED display. Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, it sports a triple camera setup on the rear with a 48 MP primary camera sensor.

In Spain which is the first market to receive the phone, Mi A3 with 4GB/64GB setup is priced at European Union 249 (about RM 1,151) while the variant with 4GB/128GB option goes for European Union 279 (about RM 1,290). The company will launch both the Mi A3 and the Mi A3 Lite. Rs 18,500) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage, while the 4GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced 279 Euros (approx. There's a tiny teardrop notch at the top of the phone, a medium-sized bottom bezel, and rounded display corners.

There are three colour options, with blue, grey and white "holographic" or iridescent finishes, which react with light to produce a stunning effect.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 runs on Android 9.0 Pie and it comes under Android One programme. Yeah, the Mi A3 is boasting a 3D curved glass build that should offer a comfortable grip and in-hand feel. It has a main 48MP shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

The rear camera can record 2160p video at 30fps or 1080p at up to 120fps. On the box, it says it supports 18W fast charging but the device is bundled with a standard 10W charging brick out of the box. The smartphone has a 32MP selfie camera on the front with a ton of AI backed features to help users capture "perfect selfies".

In these prices, the phone should come with a better display, and a better processor as well.

The retail box shows a 4GB +64GB Mi A3 version which is likely the base model.

Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with 12-megapixel and 20-megapixel dual rear cameras. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. Instead of Xiaomi's iOS-inspired "MIUI" Android skin, these phones are in Google's "Android One" program, which means they come with stock Android and get two years of OS updates.

If you're interested to get a unit in Malaysia, Mobile2Go is now offering an import set for RM1,098.

Xiaomi Mi A3 doesn't go big on the performance front.

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