Xiaomis 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 Samsungs 8nm LPP process, which improves power efficiency (the S710 is a 10nm chip).
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. Its 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 (its easier for the CC9e as its part of a new series). This hasnt been confirmed yet, however.
Both Xiaomi Mi A3 phones will be keeping the triple cameras with 48MP main sensor of the CC9 phones.