As promised, Xiaomi took the wraps off its much-awaited smartphone, the Redmi Note 3. The company unveiled the device today, at a launch event held in China. Xiaomi has not yet revealed the pricing and availability for the regions outside China.
The device will be available in two variants: one with 16GB internal storage paired with 2GB of RAM (priced at CNY 899, approx. Rs. 9,500), and the other one with 32GB internal storage paired with 3GB of RAM (priced at CNY 1,099, approx. Rs. 11,500). Xiaomi emphasized that the Redmi Note 3 is its first device to feature an all-metal body and fingerprint sensor.
Talking about the specifications, the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD Sunlight Display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, which Xiaomi touts to be a fully-laminated display. The phone runs MIUI 7 based Android 5.0 Lollipop, and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 Cortex-A53 chipset. It sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone supports connectivity options such as dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, and Fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery, which supports fast charging that can fuel up the device up to 50 percent in an hour. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 will be available in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey color options.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications
- 5.5-inch full-HD Sunlight Display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels
- 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 Cortex-A53 chipset
- 2GB / 3GB RAM, 16GB / 32GB expandable internal storage via microSD card
- MIUI 7 based Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 13MP primary camera with dual-tone LED Flash, and 5MP front-facing camera
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS, and Fingerprint sensor
- 4,000mAh battery with fast charging