Xiaomi Redmi 3s with Snapdragon 430 SoC now available globally including USA

Recently, Xiaomi Redmi 3s, an upgraded variant of the original Redmi 3 was announced in China. The smartphone can now be pre-ordered globally including the U.S., as it has been listed by Gearbest, a leading e-commerce portal in China.


The Xiaomi Redmi 3s is now available for pre-order in Gold, Silver and Dark Grey color variants. It comes in two variants – 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and has been priced at $151.89 and $226.23, respectively. The cheaper model will start shipping from July 5 whereas the higher end variant will ship from July 15.

The e-commerce portal from China delivers in most countries with free shipping. However, you could also expedite the shipping by paying nominal charges and get it within 3-7 business days. Lets have a look at the specifications and features.

Xiaomi Redmi 3s with Snapdragon 430 SoC, fingerprint sensor goes official

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(FDD-LTE: 1800/2100/2600 MHz), 3G (WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100 MHz), 2G (GSM : 900/1800/1900 MHz), 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 Redmi 3s package contains Cell Phone (1), Power Adapter (1) and USB Cable (1).

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