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Xiaomi Mi A3 Coming on 17 July

Xiaomi will be unveiling its latest Android One device very soon. Chances are, it will be called the Xiaomi Mi A3, and this new smartphone will be officially announced on 17 July in Spain.

Compared to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi A2, the Mi A3 will supposedly bring a couple of neat upgrades. Of course, these information are not official yet, so things may change come 17 July.

Based on leaks and rumours, many believe that the Mi A3 is essentially the global version of the Xiaomi Mi CC9e. In fact, alleged images of the Mi A3 sent to GSMArena certainly validate this claim. It has a notched display, a triple camera system, and similar colour choices too.

Looking at the leaked images, it appears there won’t be a fingerprint sensor on the back of the Mi A3 either. Instead, it will supposedly come with an in-screen fingerprint sensor, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, as well as a 4,030mAh battery.

Basically, the exact same hardware under the hood of the Mi CC9e.

If the Mi A3 is indeed the global version of the Mi CC9e, we can expect the A3 to mirror the CC9e’s hardware. These include a 6.01-inch 720p AMOLED display, either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of expandable storage, and a 32MP front-facing camera.

As for the triple camera system on the back of the Mi A3, it’s believed to be made up of a 48MP f/1.8 primary shooter, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera. Unfortunately, there’s no telephoto sensor here, though we imagine most folks would get more use out of the wide angle sensor.

Looking back at the Mi CC9e, there is actually a higher-end variant of the device in the form of the Mi CC9. With that in mind, there is a chance the Mi A3 series will feature two smartphones. After all, even the Mi A2 lineup consisted of two devices: the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite.

Then again, this is merely an educated guess at this moment in time; we’ll just have to wait and see exactly what Xiaomi will introduce come 17 July later this week. If you’re a fan of stock Android, the Mi A3 is one to look out for – there aren’t that many Android One devices in the market now.