The third Mi A series smartphone seems to have a prototype model now.
Mi A1 and Mi A2 were Mi 5X and Mi 6X successors respectively, and now it’s expected that Mi 9X will take the form of Mi A3.
This new smartphone will come with similar features as Redmi Note 7 Pro but with Android One as the OS.
Xiaomi collaborated with Google back in 2017 for a new Android One series.
A new toned-down variant of Mi 9, the Mi 9X has been leaked on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, and it is being speculated to the remodeled as the next Mi A smartphone, Mi A3.
Mi 9X Will Launch In India As Mi A3:
Just like its predecessors, the company will again re-model a Mi X smartphone for its Mi A lineup. The company till now has launched three smartphones under the A series: Mi A1, Mi A2, and Mi A2 Lite. All of them has been launched in the country, only Mi A2 lite was redesigned and launched as Redmi 6 Pro.
Now, the third in the series, Mi A3 is expected to the redesigned Mi 9X.
Xiaomi has not brought any Mi X smartphone to India till now, and probably it won’t ever.
So, the possibility of it being the next Mi A3 are very high. While the company has not extended the Mi X series any further till now, the Mi 9X seems to the best fit for A3 now.
Mi A3: Redmi Note 7 Pro On Android One?
While the newly launched Redmi Note 7 Pro is making news all around, the smartphone has been appreciated by both mass and tech critics. The smartphone packs in a solid camera, design, processor, display and most importantly, it comes at a very affordable pricing.
But, many users have been complaining about the user interface, the MIUI. It’s loaded with ads and it hampers the overall experience badly.
Though, if the UI is improved, the smartphone can’t get any better.
The Mi 9X leaked specs are very similar to Redmi note 7 Pro. If the company launches the Mi 9X in India as Mi A3, it’s going to be like a Redmi Note 7 Pro running on Android One, a deadly combination.
Mi 9X / Mi A3: Specs & Features:
Mi 9X is rumored to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display in a 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio with a dot notch on top. The display is going to be very similar to Redmi Note 7 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 9.
It will have a glass sandwich body with a metal ring in the middle. Mi 9X or Mi A3 will have a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 coating on both sides.
Processor & RAM
Mi 9X will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, the same chip which powers the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The leaked report hints at a single variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Though, there could be another variant as well with 128GB storage.
Unlike Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Mi 9X is going to sport a triple camera set up at the back. The smartphone will come with a 48MP primary sensor, the Sony IMX 586 sensor, a 13MP secondary sensor for ultrawide shots and finally an 8MP sensor for depth sensing.
Up front, Mi 9X will come packed with a 32MP selfie shooter inside the notch.
On the downside, the Mi 9X will come with a smaller battery compared to the 4,000mAh unit on Note 7 Pro. The rumored Mi A3 will come packed with 3,300mAh battery.
The device will support 18W Qualcomm Quick charge 4.0 Type C fast charging. The smartphone may ship with an 18W charger inside the box as well.
Mi 9X will launch in China in a few weeks, with an India launch expected in a few months.
Mi-series smartphones don’t launch in India. So, Mi 9X will probably arrive in India as the next Mi A3 at around the same price by the end of second quarter or early Q3.
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