Xiaomi Redmi 3 with metal body, 4,100mAh battery launched

DELHI: After a number of teasers, Xiaomi has unveiled the latest addition to its entry-level Redmi smartphone line, named Redmi 3. The smartphone has been priced at 699 yuan (approximately $107) and goes on sale in China on January 12.

There is no word on the international rollout of the smartphone yet

Among the highlighting features of Xiaomi Redmi 3 are the metallic body, 4,100mAh battery and the new 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor (four 1.5GHz cores + four 1.2GHz cores).

Xiaomi Redmi 3 sports a 5-inch HD (720p) display, which is the biggest screen size for the Redmi series yet. The smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage; since it features a hybrid dual-sim slot, users can expand storage up to 128GB via microSD card

For imaging, Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes with a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase-detection autofocus on the back and 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture in front. Connectivity options are standard: 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0; the company’s website also mentions that the smartphone offers Infrared support as well.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 runs on MIUI 7 software, based on Android Lollipop.


2G NetworkGSM, CDMA 1X3G NetworkWCDMA, TD-SCDMA, EVDO4G NetworkTDD / FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, TDD / FDD-LTESIMDual-simDimensions139.3×69.6×8.5mmWeight144g


Size1280x720pTypeHD Display


Card SlotMicroSD card up to 128GBInternal16GB, 2GB RAM






OSMIUI 7CPUOcta-core processor (1.5GHz +1.2GHz)ColorsFashion Gold, Fashion dark gray, Fashion silver, Classic Gold


Battery Capacity4,100mAh

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