Xiaomi is known for surprising market pundits with their bold smart devices and their announcements. This time too did something unprecedented. In a surprising move, the company did a back flip on Redmi 3 launch date and has gone official with the phone in China a day prior to the scheduled date.

Redmi 3 has been creating a lot of buzz in the market ever since the company launched a teaser campaign on Weibo account. The smartphone is priced at 699 Yuan which translate to approx. Rs. 7,150.

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The Redmi3 is an upgraded version of Redmi 2 (or Redmi 2 Prime) and will be the flag bearer for its very popular ultra-affordable series. Redmi 3 wears an all metal exterior with a textured back panel. However, the most talked about feature on Redmi 3 is its battery. The phone features a whopping 4100mAh battery which is appreciable since Xiaomi has managed to restrict its belly to 8.5 millimeters.

The smartphone sports a 5-inch display with a resolution 1280 x720 pixels and underneath which enthralls a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core chipset, teamed with 2G LPDDR3 RAM. This 3rd generation Redmi phone comes with a hybrid dual SIM card slot in which the second slot can be treated a microSD slot. The phone gets 16 GB onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB at the expense of that second SIM.

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In terms of optics, Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a 13MP front snapper with PDAF and f/2.0 wide aperture. A wide f/2.2 aperture lens with 5MP sensor is placed at the front for selfies.

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Company hasn’t made any official announcement with regards to its plans of launching Redmi 3 in India anytime soon. Since the handset is running Qualcomm chipset, there is hope.

Key Specifications and Features:

Model Xiaomi Redmi 3
Display 5-inch, HD (1280×720) IPS LCD
Processor Qualcomm snapdragon 616 octa-core SoC
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB, microSD, up to 128GB
Software Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7
Primary Camera 13MP, F/2.0, PDAF and 1080p Videos
Secondary Camera 5MP
Dimensions and weight 1139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm and 144 grams
Battery 4100 mAh
Others 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS
Price 7,199 INR (approx.)

 

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