It all started in 2017 when Xiaomi launched its first Android One phone, the Mi A1. Then, the company launched two Android One phones in 2018 named Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. If Xiaomi has no plans to ditch this lineup, then we would see the 3rd generation this year. A recent report revealed that two Android One phones from Xiaomi are in the works and the company is testing in-display fingerprint scanners on them.
Now, if you don’t know, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was just the Mi 5X with Android One. Similarly, the Mi A2 was the rebranded Mi 6X but with stock Android. So, assuming that Xiaomi would stick to its naming scheme, we are going to see Xiaomi Mi 9X this year launching in China & that phone will then launch globally as the Xiaomi Mi A3. Today, some specifications of the Mi 9X leaked via Weibo, but we cannot say if they are 100% correct.
So, as per this leak, the Xiaomi Mi 9X has a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch. This makes it the first Android One phone from Xiaomi to have an AMOLED panel. Now, this AMOLED panel most probably means that the phone has an in-screen fingerprint scanner. There is Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, i.e., the same chip that powers the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Mi 9X has 6GB DDR4X RAM and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage.
On the rear, the phone has triple cameras. There is a primary 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor, a secondary 13MP wide-angle camera and finally a third 8MP camera that could either be a telephoto unit or a depth sensor. On the front, the phone has a single 32MP camera.
Now, this leak didn’t reveal any information regarding the battery but looking at past two generations of Android One phones from Xiaomi, don’t expect a big battery underneath like the Redmi Note series.