In keeping with its tradition of infusing the market with powerful yet affordable entry-level handsets, Xiaomi has unveiled the new Redmi 3 smartphone. Aimed only at China for the time being, it impresses with its tag of CNY 699 which approximately comes to Rs 7000 or $106.
Those prices look all the more attractive when you learn that the Xiaomi Redmi 3 has adopted an all-metal build which is enhanced furthermore by a uniquely textured rear surface. That being said, the internal components are just as impressive as the external ones.
We’re talking an octa core Snapdragon 616 processor which is aided in its operations by 2GB worth of RAM and an Adreno 405 GPU. There’s 16GB worth of storage onboard this Xiaomi device as well, which can be expanded up to 128GB by means of its microSD card slot.
Another major eye-grabber is a 4100mAh battery which sits inside it, promising long usage time. A 5-inch 720p HD display has made its way onto the Redmi 3, aside from 4G support on its dual SIM slots.
A quick glance at the key specs of the new Xiaomi Redmi 3:
– Display: 5-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android-based MIUI 7
– Processor: 1.5GHz octa core Snapdragon 616
– GPU: Adreno 405
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable up to 128GB)
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm
– Weight: 144gms
Xiaomi has equipped it with a 13MP rear snapper that’s accompanied by an LED flash, an f/2.0 aperture opening and PDAF autofocus support. This camera as well as its front-facing 5MP unit, are both capable of shooting 1080p full HD clips. As for the software, MIUI 7 is of course the deal you’ll be getting along with this handset.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 will be made available for pre-order in China from tomorrow onwards in gold, grey and silver color options. There’s no word yet on when it will be making its way into other markets from over the world.