Xiaomi’s A-series, that are part of Google’s Android One programs, who offer stock Android and slightly faster updates, had considerable success for the company outside of China. The A1 and A2 launched in the past sold quite well, and Xiaomi is close to releasing their third smartphone in the Android One program, the Xiaomi A3. Today, on the company social media accounts, the next phone was teased. No official specs were offered but if we are to believe certain rumors, it may be the Xiaomi CC9 rebranded and with stock Android.
If this is true then we are in for a treat since the Xiaomi CC9 is quite a good smartphone with an excellent price-to-performance ratio. It comes with the Snapdragon 710 CPU, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. On the front, it has a 32MP camera that promises excellent selfies and on the back, there is a main 48MP sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera. The phone has an AMOLED screen with an in-display fingerprint reader and a waterdrop notch on the front. Really happy to see a phone with an AMOLED screen, stock android, and good price.
The specs are still debatable. Some say that it will come with the Snapdragon 730 CPU or have an HD+ screen only. I honestly think that there will be two models just like they did for the A2 series. There was a standard A2 model and an A2 Lite model that had slightly more modest specs. Probably there will be a standard Xiaomi A3 that will be a rebranded CC9 and a Xiaomi A3 Lite that will be a rebranded CC9e. It makes sense to have them both and does not require a lot of extra work for the company. Just curious if they will have the “Meitu Edition” as well somehow.