Xiaomi on Tuesday, as promised, unveiled its new Redmi Note 3 smartphone at an event at China National Convention Center in Beijing.
Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 3 will be available in two variants: one with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage variant priced at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,500) and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,500). There’s no word yet on India price or launch date.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Sunlight Display and is touted be a “fully-laminated display”. The company has teased the phone is just 8.65mm at its thickest point and weighs 164 grams. It runs MIUI 7 based on Android OS. The company at the event highlighted that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features an all-metal industrial design and stressed that it is now the “first Mi phone” to sport a full metal body and fingerprint sensor. The handset also sports a fingerprint sensor at the back which the company touts can unlock the device in just 0.3s. Another notable feature is the 4000mAh battery with fast charging support that can charge up to 50 percent in 1 hour.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor (Cortex-A53) coupled with 2GB/ 3GB of RAM. As mentioned above, it will come in 16GB and 32GB storage variants. On camera front, the Redmi Note 3 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. There is a 5-megapixel front-camera.
The smartphone will come in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey.