Xiaomi’s custom UI software MIUI looks good and performs smooth as well. However, certain customers prefer a stock Android experience instead of the shiny icons and fancy animations. The Chinese manufacturer launched the Mi A2 under the Android One platform back in August last year. Now, there are reports of its successor Mi A3 which is expected to come with the same stock Android experience.
The folks at XDA have found evidence of potential successor of the Mi A2. It was spotted with codenames “pyxis”, “bamboo_sprout”, “and cosmos_sprout”. Xiaomi adds the “sprout” suffix to its Android One smartphones, so the later two are likely Android One devices. On the other hand, the “pyxis” model could be a non-Android One device and the successor to the Mi 6X.
The report claims that these upcoming smartphone may feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor. All the three Xiaomi devices are being tested with “fod” or fingerprint on display. Though there is no need of a powerful chipset like SD 855 for an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint sensor, we highly doubt it as it requires expensive flexible OLED displays.
The handsets will likely get a 32MP selfie camera making them the first Xiaomi smartphones to do so. They will be similar to the Vivo V15 Pro, but with 4-in-1 pixel binning support. The reason for this is Xiaomi is testing the image output of the front sensor as 32MP resolution (6560 x 4928 pixels) with remosic enabled.
There is very little information about the display size, camera resolutions, chipset, battery capacity and other specifications of the Mi A3. But since none of them are flagship devices we can rule out the top-of-the-line SD 855. There Xiaomi handsets are likely to be mid-range device and have mid-range Snapdragon chipsets.
Xiaomi is yet to officially announce the marketing names of the smartphones. We can expect some time before they hit the markets has hardware testing of new devices start weeks before they appear in the hands of testers and months before the marketing materials disseminate to online retailers. We will be covering more details in case of a leak. Till then, keep tuned.