Last week, there were reports about Xiaomi launching the Redmi 3s in India soon. Today, the company has announced an event for August 3 to launch the budget smartphone in India. It was announced in China last month (July). We are not sure if the company will launch both the variants (2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM) in India or not.
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Quad 1.5 GHz A53 + Quad 1.2 GHz A53) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. It packs in 2 / 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM along with 16 / 32 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android OS. It comes with a full metal magnesium alloy unibody design.
The Redmi 3s rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture. It comes with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. Both the cameras can shoot 1080p Full HD videos. It supports Hybrid dual SIM (micro + nano/microSD) feature, where the second SIM slot can be used as a microSD card slot and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It has a full metal magnesium alloy body, which is 8.5 mm thick and weighs 144 grams. It packs in a fingerprint sensor at the back as well.
On the connectivity front, the Redmi 3s comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS and USB OTG. The smartphone packs in a massive 4,100 mAh battery under the hood that supports fast charging.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s is available in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey color variants. It has been priced at CNY 699 (US $105 / INR Rs 7,034 approximately) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant and CNY 899 (US $135 / INR Rs 9,047 approximately) for the 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM model. We will get to know the exact pricing of the smartphone on August 3. Also, the event will be live streamed on c.mi.com at 12 PM.