Xiaomi had announced the Redmi Note 3 in China back in November last year. The company has introduced a higher-end variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 today and it comes with a hexa-core Snapdragon chipset along with a better primary camera.
The Redmi Note 3 is also coming to India soon. Mi India has announced that they are looking for 100 explorers (beta testers) of Redmi Note 3. Since, there is a patent dispute between Xiaomi and Ericsson in India regarding MediaTek chipsets, it is very safe to assume that India will get this particular variant of the device. We are expecting the company to launch it in February itself, since Letv is entering India and will be launching the Letv Le 1s, which falls in the same category.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD fully laminated display. The phablet comes with sunlight display technology which improves screen readability using hardware-level technology to adjust contrast for each pixel in real-time. It is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Quad 1.2 GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 510 GPU. It packs in 2 / 3 GB of RAM along with 16 / 32 GB of internal storage. The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop OS. It comes with a full metal industrial design.
The Redmi Note 3 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture. It can shoot 1080p Full HD videos and 120fps slow-motion videos. It comes with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. The front shooter can also capture Full HD 1080p videos. It supports dual SIM feature with dual standby mode. It has a fingerprint sensor below the primary camera that unlocks in 0.3 seconds and comes with Trustonic TEE chip-level security. It is just 8.65 mm thick (at the thickest point) and weighs just 164 grams, in spite of a larger battery. It also has an Infrared sensor.
On the connectivity front, the Note 3 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS and USB OTG. The phablet packs in a whopping 4,000 mAh non-removable battery under the hood that supports fast charging. It charges from 0-50% in 1 hour flat.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon SoC is available in Champagne Gold, Silver and Dark Grey color variants. It has been priced at CNY 999 (US $152 / INR Rs 10,161 approximately) for the 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM variant in China and will go on sale starting from January 17, 2016. There is no information about the availability and pricing of the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant yet.