Xiaomi is well known for MIUI, their own flavour of Android that comes on most of their devices. This is why the Mi A1 was so surprising, an Android One phone from a company that has made its software a business model. Despite that, people loved the Mi A devices. Now we’ve got reports that two more new devices will be joining the lineup.
These two new Mi devices were found with the codenames ‘bamboo_sprout’ and ‘cosmos_sprout’. Since all Android One smartphones include the ‘sprout’ suffix in their codenames, these two upcoming devices may very well be the Mi A3 and the Mi A3 Lite. The existence of these devices was revealed by XDA Developers.
Being a part of the Android One lineup, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite will no doubt run stock Android Pie out-of-the-box. They will also be in line to receive an update to the latest Android Q version. Besides that, the report points towards two other highlight features on the upcoming Mi A devices.
The report mentions that the two devices are being tested with ‘fod’, which is likely an abbreviation for fingerprint on display. With the likes of Vivo bringing in-display fingerprint sensors to the mid-range segments, it won’t be surprising to see Xiaomi follow suit. The report further hints at the presence of a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
That’s all we know for now about the Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite. We expect both to be priced in line with their predecessors, meaning around the Rs 15,000 mark in India. Reports do hint at a possible launch time frame of late May or early June, but nothing concrete as of yet.