After a long wait Xiaomi has launch a new device in India called the Redmi Note 3. The company chose to launch the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 chipset variant in the Redmi Note 3 apart from the regular MediaTek chipset which the company launched in China. The smartphone is aggressively priced at Rs. 9998 which will be exclusive to mi.com and Amazon India initially and will go on sale on March 9.
Xiaomi planned to launch two variants – 16GB and 32GB. The 16GB variant is priced at Rs 9,999, while the 32GB variant is priced at Rs 11,999. The Redmi Note 3 will go on sale March 9, via mi.com and Amazon India. The smartphone will later also on go on sale on Flipkart, Snapdeal and offline channels.
The Snapdragon 650-powered Redmi Note 3 comes with a 16-megapixel camera, whereas the MediaTek version had a 13-megapixel camera. The smartphone boasts a full-metal body with a curved design, which the company claims makes it easier to hold.
Redmi Note 3 is also the first smartphone from Xiaomi to offer a fingerprint scanner — Xiaomi says it is fast enough to unlock the device in 0.3 seconds. You can also use your lips on the sensor to unlock the device. The sensor can also be used as a shutter button for both front and rear cameras. There is also a hybrid SIM card slot, which lets users either opt for two SIM cards (micro-SIM and nano-SIM) or a single macro-SIM along with a microSD card.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 are as follows:
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) at 403ppi, dedicated Sunlight display and Reading modes|
|Camera||Rear – 116 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Video – 1080p@30fps, Front- 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72|
|Storage||16/32 GB and expandable via microSD upto 32GB|
|Dimensions||150 x 76 x 8.7 mm, Weight – 164g|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh|
|Design||Full Uni-body Metal Design|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with MIUI 7|
|Colors||Gold, Grey, Silver|
|Price||Rs. 9998(16GB ROM + 2GB RAM) and Rs. 11998(32GB ROM +3GB RAM)|