The Xiaomi Product Launch event on Wednesday started with the company’s India MD Manu Kumar Jain on the stage, who started by recapping the last few months for the company in the country. He reiterated that Xiaomi has been number one smartphone brand in India for the last two years. Jain also revealed that Xiaomi has been the biggest online smartphone brand for 11 quarters with 46 percent market share.
Jain then moved to discuss Xiaomi’s offline presence in the country. He announced that Xiaomi now has 2,000 Mi Stores across the country. He then invited Xiaomi’s Raghu Reddy to detail the Mi A3. Reddy began by talking about Mi A series’ history in India. Xiaomi has launched two Android One phones under the Mi A series – Mi A1 and Mi A2, apart from the Mi A3 that is being introduced today.
To keep you in the loop about everything being announced at the Xiaomi Mi A3 India launch, we will be sharing live updates right here. Additionally, the company will be streaming the event live on YouTube that we have embedded below in case you don’t want to miss anything from the Xiaomi event.
Mi A3 price (expected)
If a recently leaked Mi A3 price list on Amazon is any indication, the Mi A3 price in India will start at Rs. 14,999 for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option of the phone is expected to carry a price tag of Rs. 17,499. As teased by Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, the Mi A3 will be offered in three colour options in the country – Not Just Blue, More Than White, Kind of Grey.
We also know that Mi A3 is going to be sold via Amazon, in addition to Mi.com and Mi Home stores. The Chinese smartphone maker is also likely to offer the phone via Mi partner offline retailers.
Mi A3 specifications
Since Mi A3 has already been officially unveiled, we already know pretty much everything about the phone. The dual-SIM (Nano) Mi A3 runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and features a 6.08-inch HD+ (720×1560 pixels) AMOLED display with a waterdrop-style notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is also Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top, and the handset comes with the in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the Mi A3 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.
For the imaging needs, the Mi A3 comes with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 118-degree wide-angle f/1.79 lens, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor for depth sensing. The smartphone also has the 32-megapixel selfie camera at the front with an f/2.0 lens.
Mi A3 is offered in 64GB and 128GB storage options, both of which are expandable via a microSD card. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Besides, the phone packs a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, and measures 153.48×71.85×8.5mm.