Xiaomi Mi A3 officially presented: what is its drawback

The Chinese company announced the long-awaited Xiaomi Mi A3. This is another successful smartphone from the Chinese, which

will be one of the most popular models for the coming year. For the same price, the manufacturer offers customers an even better processor and more memory.

Overview and specifications

The new model does not differ in price from itspredecessor, but now here is an improved Snapdragon 665 processor from Qualcomm. Recall that in the first generation there was a Snapdragon 625 chip, in the second Snapdragon 660. In addition, users now have 4 GB of RAM and twice as much memory - 64 GB, but if this is not enough, a more expensive 128 GB version will be available. In addition, after numerous complaints from users last year, Xiaomi still restored the microSD memory card slot.

Xiaomi Mi A3, as you would expect from anyanother smartphone on Android One, comes with a standard Android 9 Pie right out of the box, but the phone should get a quick update to Android Q, perhaps before the end of the year. Other features include a 4030 mAh battery, support for 4G LTE networks, Bluetooth 5.0, and support for 18-watt fast charging. The popular 3.5mm headphone jack also comes back on the Mi A3.

Xiaomi has also done seriousimprovements in the camera and in the design of the device. The design as a whole is reminiscent of the style of the last year. The main camera has a vertical orientation. However, now instead of an aluminum panel there is a glass back. Plus, there is now no fingerprint scanner on the back panel, its alternative is now under the display.

The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels. Using the software Mi A3 combines four pixels into one and, ultimately, produces improved 12-megapixel images. Combined with an 8 megapixel ultra-wide 118º lens and a 2 megapixel depth sensor for enhanced bokeh shooting. With regard to the capabilities of the selfie camera, Xiaomi has equipped the phone with a new 32-megapixel front camera, which is located inside the drop-shaped notch of a new 6.1-inch display.

Here you need to say about the important flaw. Despite the fact that the company has put a lot of effort into reducing the overall frame size and using the Super AMOLED display as an alternative to the LCD, the manufacturer had to reduce the display resolution. Xiaomi Mi A3 has a screen with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, which in combination with the basic technology PenTile may not provide the best viewing quality and can be considered as a decrease compared to the 1080p LCD display installed on last year's Mi A2.

Xiaomi Mi A3 is already available for priororder in some countries, later its availability will be expanded. The smartphone is sold at a price of 249 euros (279 dollars), the 128 GB version can be bought for 279 euros (312 dollars). In the US, the novelty is unlikely to appear.

Despite rumors of Mi A3 Pro and Mi A3 Lite, Xiaomi has not announced them. It is unclear whether the company plans to release these devices later, but at the moment there is no mention of their existence.