Mi A4 Launch: Punch-Hole Display, 64MP Quad Camera, Android 11, To Come Under 15,000?
Mi A4 concept renders leak some key details about the upcoming Xiaomi Android One smartphone. As a change, the upcoming Mi A4 will pack in a punch-hole display, 64MP powered quad camera and more.
The design will see a complete makeover with a brand new build and camera cutout, both front and rear.
The Mi A3 was based on Mi CC9, practically a rip-off running on Android One. Similarly, the next Mi A4 is expected to be based on Mi CC10, and the leaked renders gives the first glimpse of Mi A4.
Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Mi A4.
Mi A4 Design: New Camera Cut-Out, Glass Body
The current Mi A3 hasn’t upgraded much in terms of design if compared to Mi A2 except for the build, while the upcoming Mi A4 will have a brand new design makeover. Mi A4 will have a circular camera cutout at the back featuring four cameras stacked inside.
The current left top corner vertical camera stack is going away.
Mi A4 With Circular Camera, Punch-Hole Design
It’s a new design, and it looks refreshing. The glass sandwich body will remain standard with a punch-hole on top of the display panel. Mi A4 will have Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides.
Coming to colours, the Mi CC10 pictures show the same white gradient.
Mi A3 came with a similar colour option the Mi CC9 series. Similar colour options are expected with Mi A4 offering gradient design features.
Mi A4 Display: Punch-Hole Cut-Out, Slimmer Bezels
The Mi A4 will have a brand-new display design this time with much slimmer bezels and chin. The bezel-less design will feature a small punch-hole cutout on top left for the front camera. Xiaomi currently has no smartphones in India which features a punch-hole.
Mi A4 could become the first smartphone by Xiaomi to come with a punch-hole cutout in India.
Mi A4 Panel: To Have AMOLED Display, In-Display Fingerprint Scanner?
Mi A3 has been heavily criticised by many for the HD+ only display. While it was an AMOLED panel, almost all complained about the low pixel density and inferior quality compared to other panels.
The company will probably choose to go with a Full HD+ panel this time, maybe an AMOLED one.
Xiaomi can either go with a Full HD+ panel offering a side-mounted fingerprint sensor or a Full HD+ AMOLED panel with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The design confirms no rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Mi A4 Hardware, Software: To Run On Snapdragon 720, Android 11?
Mi A3 came with Snapdragon 665 SoC, and the upcoming Mi A4 is expected to feature an enhanced chip. Xiaomi have previously confirmed to launch devices on the new mid-range Snapdragon chips launched.
Snapdragon 720 seems the most probable option to go with, though the company hasn’t made anything official yet.
Coming to Mi A4 software, it will run on the latest version of Android. Being an Android One device, it’s expected to run on the upcoming Android 11 offering stock experience.
Mi A4 Battery, Fast Charging: To Support 27W Fast Charging?
The current Mi A3 does support fast charging, but doesn’t chip with any inside the box. The Mi A4 will pack in a sizable battery, more or equal to 4,000mAh. While Redmi Note 8 at a cheaper pricing ships with an 18W fast charger, Mi A3 doesn’t.
Mi A4 will definitely have a fast charger inside the box, maybe either a 18W brick or a more powerful one.
Mi A4 India Launch, Price: To Come In August 2020?
The Mi A4 India launch is expected in the second half of 2020. The Mi A3 still has time to cope with the new competitors in the market, and it’s been selling well. The company will upgrade with a successor later in 2020.
Mi A4 launch in India will happen sometime after July and before the last quarter of 2020.
Mi A4 price will stay in the same segment, the sub-15,000 category. The device will have much better features this time, and the Mi A4 price is expected to start at Rs 13,999 or 14,999 in India for the base model.