Xiaomi Could Soon Launch Two Android One Phones
They shall also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reportedly working on three new devices with an in-display fingerprint sensor out of which two of them are said to be Android One smartphones. Back in September 2017, Xiaomi launched its first stock Android One Phone – the Mi A1, followed by Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite. Mi A1 received a positive response to the clean Android experience.
The successor to the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite could be called Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite, respectively. According to a report by XDA Developers, Xiaomi has already started hardware testing of the three new devices. The three smartphones are code-named “pyxis”, “bamboo_sprout” and “cosmos_sprout” out of which “bamboo_sprout” and “cosmos_sprout” are likely to be Android One Phones.
Reason being that every smartphone in the Android One Program has “sprout” in their code name. To recall, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite were codenamed “jasmine_sprout,” and “daisy_sprout”.
Going by Xiaomi’s history the third device could be possibly the Mi 7X, which will be the Chinese variant of the Mi A3. Apart from this, Xiaomi is also testing 32-megapixel front cameras, possibly with pop-up modules like the ones seen on the V15 Pro.
In terms of specifications, all three devices are expected to be powered by Snapdragon-600 series processors. Alternatively, the company could also opt for more powerful Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 710 processor. The three smartphones are said to have 32-megapixel front-facing cameras that will use 4-in-1 pixel binning technology for improved night photography.
As the phones are expected to be mid-budget smartphones, the company might use optical under-display fingerprint sensors instead of the ultrasonic technology since they require costlier flexible OLED displays. There is no word about the pricing and availability of the phone. Reports do hint at a possible launch time frame of late May or early June.