Xiaomi has today launched the Redmi 3. The budget smartphone is all set to go on sale in China tomorrow with a price of 699 Yuan or Rs 7,100 approx.
Despite Redmi 3 being a budget device, the handset boasts a full-metal body and a patterned back panel. Further, the smartphone also features a large 4,100mAh battery. Also, the Redmi 3 (139.3×69.6×8.5mm) is slimmer than the Redmi 2 (134×67.2×9.4mm).
The smartphone packs a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It offers 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. Instead of a microSD card slot, the smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, where one of the slots can be used to add a memory card.
As far as camera is concerned, the smartphone is boast a 13-megapixel rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), while the front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, and on the software front, it runs on MIUI 7.
The Redmi 3 is going on sale in China tomorrow priced at 699 Yuan. There is however no info on when it could be launched in other markets, including India.
If the Xiaomi Redmi 3 launches in India at a price of Rs. 7,000 – 8,000, it competes Meizu M2, Lenovo Vibe P1m, Samsung Galaxy On5.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi 3, Meizu M2, Lenovo Vibe P1m, Samsung Galaxy On5 are
|Parameters||Xiaomi Redmi 3||Meizu M2||Lenovo Vibe P1m||Samsung Galaxy On5|
|Display||5.0 inches, HD (720 x 1280 pixels) at 294 ppi||5.0 inches, HD (720 x 1280 pixels) at 294 ppi||5.0 inches, HD (720 x 1280 pixels) at 294 ppi||5.0 inches, HD (720 x 1280 pixels) at 288 ppi|
|Processor||Snapdragon 616, Octa–core Cortex-A53 1.5GHz||Mediatek MT6735, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53||Mediatek MT6735P, Quad-core 1.0 GHz||Exynos 3475, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Storage||16GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)||8GB (expandable)|
|Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash, Front – 5 MP, f/2.2||13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Front – 5 MP, f/2.0||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Front – 5 MP||8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, Front – 5 MP, f/2.2|
|Software||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7||Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Flyme 4.5||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop|