Xiaomi Mi A3 and A3 Lite may get upgraded chipsets - Snapdragon 730 and 675

Peter, 11 July 2019

Xiaomi’s upcoming Android One phones will be based on its new CC9 series with some modifications. The Xiaomi Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite are reportedly getting upgraded chipsets compared to their MIUI-running relatives.

The Mi A3 is set to get the Snapdragon 730. Compared to the S710 inside the CC9, this chip uses newer big cores (Cortex-A76 based Kryo 470, up from A75-based Kryo 360). Also, the new Adreno 618 promises a 25% boost over the old one.

The chipset is built on Samsung’s 8nm LPP process, which improves power efficiency (the S710 is a 10nm chip).

Snapdragon 730(G) and 665 performance on AnTuTu
Snapdragon 730 and 675 performance on AnTuTu

The Mi A3 Lite is getting the Snapdragon 675, up from S665 on the CC9e. This is an even bigger upgrade, going from A73-based Kryo 260 cores to A76-derived Kryo 460 cores. It’s still an 11nm part, but AnTuTu shows notable performance gains.

CPU (big) CPU (small) GPU Process
Snapdragon 730 - Mi A3? 2x Kryo 470 (A76) @ 2.2GHz 6x Kryo (A55) Adreno 618 @ 700MHz 8nm LPP
Snapdragon 710 - CC9 2x Kryo 360 (A75) @ 2.2GHz 6x Kryo (A55) Adreno 616 10nm LPP
Snapdragon 675 - Mi A3 Lite? 2x Kryo 460 (A76) @ 2.0GHz 6x Kryo (A55) Adreno 612 11nm LPP
Snapdragon 665 - CC9e 4x Kryo 250 (A73) @ 2.0GHz 4x Kryo (A53) Adreno 610 11nm LPP

The Lite model may get another upgrade – changing the screen panel from 720p+ to 1080p+. The Mi A2 Lite has a 1080p screen, so a successor with 720p resolution would have been hard to explain (it’s easier for the CC9e as it’s part of a new series). This hasn’t been confirmed yet, however.

Both Xiaomi Mi A3 phones will be keeping the triple cameras with 48MP main sensor of the CC9 phones.



Reader comments

  • Al
  • 11 Sep 2019
  • nUB

A few weeks ago, I left the Galaxy Note and picked up my daughter's older phone - the LG L40 - it's a 3.5 ", small device and fits perfectly into any pocket. Yes, it's old, slow, with only 1/2 GB of RAM and terrible camera but it is very comfortable....

  • Raymysterio
  • 14 Jul 2019
  • fj3

Agree with you. Fones are becoming too huge and pocket unfriendly

  • Aakhil
  • 12 Jul 2019
  • DYK

Xiaomi I personally feel any phone beyond 5.84 Inch is not a compact device so I expect Xiaomi to launch upgrade of A2 lite as A3/A3 lite has same height and width of A2 lite with new software and better cameras + USB C charger pin Most importan...

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