Xiaomi, ahead of its scheduled Tuesday launch, has officially revealed the Redmi 3 smartphone. Priced at CNY 699 (approximately Rs. 7,000), the Xiaomi Redmi 3 smartphone is now listed on the company site in China with pricing details. We can expect Xiaomi to announce the availability details soon.
At this price point, the Redmi 3 will take on the other budget popular handsets such as Meizu m2 noteand Lenovo Vibe K4 Note.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 3 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 2)
As teased by the company, the Redmi 3 features an all-metal body and sports a textured rear panel with a design that is said to be inspired by “the stars in the night sky.”
For specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz, and four cores at 1.5GHz. The handset includes 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, Adreno 405 GPU, as well as 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). One of the biggest highlights of the Redmi 3 is its 4100mAh non-removable battery. It runs MIUI 7 though Xiaomi has not revealed the Android version on the Redmi 3.
On the camera front, the Redmi 3 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/ 2.0 aperture, PDAF autofocus, and also supports 1080p full-HD video recording. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well which also supports full-HD recording. The dual-SIM Redmi 3 comes with hybrid SIM slot that support one Micro-SIM and other Nano-SIM alongside microSD card.
For connectivity, the Redmi 3 comes with 4G LTE connectivity, with support for LTE bands in India. Other options include Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It measures 139.3×69.6×8.5mm and weighs 144 grams. The handset is listed to be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver colours.