Xiaomi is reportedly working three new smartphones, out of which two are likely Android One phones with in-display fingerprint scanners. The successor to Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite that were launched last year could be called the Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite respectively. According to a report by XDA Developers, Xiaomi has started hardware testing of its three new devices. All the devices are being tested with a in-display fingerprint sensor.
The smartphones which are being tested are code-named as ‘pyxis’, ‘bamboo_sprout’ and ‘cosmos_sprout’, the report said, adding that out of the three, ‘bamboo_sprout’ and ‘cosmos_sprout’ are likely to be the Android One phones.
This is because according to the list of Google Play certified Android devices, every smartphone in the Android One program has ‘sprout’ in their code-name, the report pointed out. To recall, Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite were codenamed “jasmine_sprout,” and “daisy_sprout” respectively.
The third smartphone in the list ‘pyxis’ could be a Chinese variant of either of either Mi A3 or the Mi A3 Lite. To recall, the Chinese version of the Mi A1 was launched in China as Mi 5X, Mi A2 as Xiaomi Mi 6X respectively. This suggests that the third device in the list could be the successor of Mi 6X, dubbed as Xiaomi Mi 7X.
The three smartphones are said to have 32MP front-facing cameras, which will use 4-in-1 pixel binning technology for improved night photography. Though we will have to wait for an official launch for more details, the report says the mid-range devices will be powered by Snapdragon-600 series processors.