Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 chipset in China at the beginning of 2016. Then it was then launched in India on March 3 and went on flash sale starting from March 9. It also went on couple of open sales. Back in May, Mi India revealed that they have sold 6 lakh units of the Redmi Note 3 in just 60 days (2 months). Today, Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi Note 3 has become the ‘bestselling phone online ever in India‘ and more than 2,300,000 (23 lakhs or 2.3 million) units have been sold so far.
According to Xiaomi, one in every nine phones ordered online in India were a Note 3, which means they are selling one Note 3 every 7 seconds. To celebrate this incredible achievement, Xiaomi has set up a promotional page (link given as source). Play a game called ‘How fast is 7 seconds?’ to win yourself a prize (a phone or a Rs 100 coupon). Check out the specifications and features of the device below.
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 which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device runs on MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop OS. Now, MIUI supports 13 Indian languages. 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) and 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 Hybrid dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD card) 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 (Indian band: 3, 5, 40, 41) with VoLTE support, 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 and full charge in 3 hours.