New Delhi: Xiaomi announced that it is launching the Redmi Note 3 in India on March 3. The company is holding an event at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Xiaomi confirmed in a forum post that the event will be open to fans as well.
The new variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 650 SoC was launched in China at CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,000). It was available in Dark Grey, Champagne Gold, and Silver colours and can be expected to be available at roughly the same price point in India. The smartphone has an all-metal body and also packs a fingerprint scanner at the back, just like the original Redmi Note 3 with a MediaTek SoC.
The highlight of the new Redmi Note 3 is that it packs a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD 1080x1920 pixels IPS display and offers 178 degree viewing angle. The Redmi Note 3 will be available in two RAM and storage versions, which includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, and other 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The company has not given price information for the 3GB/ 32GB variant of the Redmi Note 3.
It runs on Android Lollipop coupled with MIUI 7 with dual 4G SIM cards. The device comes with a 4000mAh battery fast charging support. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. It also has a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 150x76x8.65mm and weighs 164 grams. In terms of connectivity, the handset supports 4G LTE (compatible with Indian LTE bands), Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi and Micro-USB.