A few days ago, Xiaomi announced the imminent launch of a smartphone powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. And this time, the company is reportedly working on a new midrange phone with the 700-series processor. The news came as Xiaomi Global VP and Xiaomi India’s MD, Manu Kumar Jain posted a tweet saying that Xiaomi is bringing a smartphone with Snapdragon 700-series processor very soon in India.
Any guesses? ? pic.twitter.com/TnrnTOr4PI
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) April 26, 2019
The tweet came along as Jain visited Qualcomm India President Rajen Vagadia and Qualcomm Vice President of Product Management Kedar Kondap. And the tweet has explicitly mentioned that “the phone with latest Snapdragon 7__ (announced just two weeks ago) is launching soon in India”. Decrypting the tweet, we believe that the processor here will be one of the recently launched Snapdragon 730 or 730G. Since there are just two blanks after the digit ‘7’, we believe it to be the former one. Since Xiaomi always brings a performance-oriented device, even it brings the Snapdragon 730G powered the smartphone, it won’t be a surprise.
Xiaomi is always competitive when it comes to the midrange phones, especially amongst the ones available in India. That’s one of the many reasons why the smartphone stood on the top spot in India’s smartphone market share. And in that report, Samsung was in the second position. Since Samsung is going aggressive in the midrange segment, Xiaomi is also acting according.
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A80 with the Snapdragon 730G processor, which, however, is yet to launch in India. It’s only a matter of time Samsung will launch the Galaxy A80 in India. Probably it’s to subjugate the Galaxy A80, Xiaomi is planning to launch a similar phone with similar capabilities.
Rumors suggest that this upcoming phone will be the MI A3, the successor of the MI A2 launched last year. And the rumors have a strong point for argument since Xiaomi has already launched the MI 9 series and Redmi series devices. The MI A3 will feature the stock version of Android Pie. Some speculations also suggest that the phone will have an under-display fingerprint scanner.
If that’s true, Xiaomi will also launch an inferior version of the device as Xiaomi MI A3 Lite. The phone will also be based on Google’s Android One program and will feature a stock version of Android Pie.