Xiaomi Mi A3 launched in India, price in India and hands on

The cheapest Android one phone with a great experience!

Xiaomi India launched it’s Android One-powered Mi A3 with 48MP triple camera and 32MP selfie camera today in India. They have extended their popular Android One lineup with world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 phone in the form of the Mi A3.

Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone since more than a year and smart TV brand, today announced Mi A3. Their latest smartphone in their lineup of Android One-powered phones with the world’s highest-resolution camera setup. It succeeds Mi A2, the world’s number one Android One smartphone previously (up to a certain point of time).

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Mi A3 marks a shift in the design of the Mi A series. It brings a new design while retaining the functional aspects which made Mi A2 one of the best phones in the segment. Starting at INR 12,999, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, a Super AMOLED display, a massive 4030 mAh battery, 48 MP triple camera setup and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Like every Mi A series smartphone, Mi A3 is also powered by Google’s Android One project and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box.

Raghu Reddy, Head of Categories and Online Sales, Xiaomi India said,

“With the launch of Mi A3, we are excited to offer our Mi Fans yet another Android One phone with a number of incredible features. Among its several innovative offerings, Mi A3 has triple cameras on the rear featuring a 48 MP IMX586 sensor, and also offers a beautiful design that facilitates one-handed usage. We are positive that our Mi Fans and users in India will make the most of the new Mi A3 with a wonderful experience in store for them.”

“We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with Xiaomi to add another great device to the Android One portfolio this year,”

said Jon Gold, Director of Partner Programs, Google.

“The all-new Mi A3 will deliver a software experience that is up-to-date and easy to use, with built-in malware protection and regular security updates that keep users safe,”

he added.

Flagship-level 48MP AI Triple camera setup

Every Mi A series device has offered a stellar camera experience, powered by Android One. Mi A3 features Sony’s 48 MP IMX586 sensor, coupled with an 8 MP ultra-wide and a 2MP depth sensor. The 48 MP large half-inch sensor allows maximum details to be captured while retaining the quality of the image. To further enhance the camera experience, Mi A3 brings Xiaomi’s popular Steady Handheld Night Photography mode to the Mi A series for the first time ever.

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Apart from the class-leading 48MP camera, Mi A3 also sports a 32 MP front camera, enabling the device to have the highest megapixel count for a camera set up in the world. The 32MP camera has a Super Pixel size of 1.6?m allowing crisp and detailed selfies even in low light.

Contemporary Design

Mi A3 embodies a new design language bringing functionality and poise to the A-series. It features a glass sandwich design with an ergonomic form factor facilitating one-handed usage. The 15.6cm (6.08) Super AMOLED display offers vivid colours, deeper blacks and increased power efficiency enabling an immersive viewing experience. The 7th generation In-screen fingerprint scanner brings a 15% increase in the fingerprint detection area and 30% more accuracy over the previous generation. Triple Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the front, rear and the camera module of Mi A3. The functionality is complemented by the nano-level holographic pattern which creates a dynamic design effect. Offered in three colours, Kind of Grey, Not just Blue and More than White, Mi A3 features P2i nano-coating to provide protection against accidental spills.

Kryo computing paired with Android One

Taking forward the legacy of offering a perfect blend of performance and power-efficiency, Mi A3 combines the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile platform with Android One. The octa-core chipset is coupled with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage enabling incredibly smooth and fast user experience. Mi A3 brings a 4030 mAh battery with 18W fast charging with a 10W charger in the box.

Mi A3 brings the latest innovations by Google and combines it with Xiaomi’s trusted hardware. It runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box, bringing features like the Google Assistant, Digital Wellbeing and Adaptive Battery. Mi A3’s Android UI ensures snappy and clutter-free user experience and comes with two years of guaranteed security updates from Google, and two guaranteed Android OS upgrades.

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Mi A3 specifications

Mi A3
15.4 cm (6.08) Super AMOLED display

HD+ (1560 x 720) resolution

AI Smart Triple rear camera with EIS, PDAF

48MP Sony IMX586

8MP wide-angle lens with 118° FOV

2MP depth sensor

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection

32MP front camera
Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 665
4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants with microSD expansion (expandable up to 256GB)
Hybrid dual SIM/microSD slot
USB Type-C port

4030 mAh battery with 18W fast charging

7th generation in-screen fingerprint scanner

AI Face unlock

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and rear)

Splash-proof coating by P2i

153.48 x 71.85 x 8.475

Mi A3 Availability

Mi A3 will be available in three colour variants – Kind of Grey, Not just Blue and More than White. The 4GB+64GB variant will be available for INR 12,999 and the 6GB+128GB variant will be available for INR 15,999. Mi A3 will be available starting 12 PM on 23rd August via Mi.com, Amazon and Mi Home stores. It will also go on sale across all offline stores soon.

You can watch our hands-on videos for the Xiaomi Mi A3 here:

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