Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the latest budget phablet from the company was announced couple of days back in China. It has an all metal body, fingerprint sensor and a whopping 4000mAh battery under the hood. The smartphone officially goes on sale in China today but now you can pre-order it globally via third-party resellers.
If you are a Xiaomi fan, you must be going gaga over the latest offering from the company. However, if you do not reside in China, you cannot buy the device officially. In situations like these, third-party resellers come to the rescue and its no different this time as well. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 can now be pre-ordered on Gearbest.
An unlocked Redmi Note 3 with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM can be pre-ordered for $179.79 whereas the Redmi Note 3 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM can be yours for $209.79. Due to holiday season, prices might fluctuate by $10-15 up or down. All the three color variants – Gold, Silver and Dark Grey are available as well. The point to be noted is that the pricing is around $40 higher than the official prices in China but that seems reasonable since it won’t be available worldwide anytime soon. Also, the device will start shipping December 23, 2015.
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 2.0 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) 64-bit processor along with PowerVR G6200 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 OS. It comes with a full metal industrial design.
The Redmi Note 3 rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with two-tone LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), f/2.2 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.
On the connectivity front, the Note 3 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/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.
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