Xiaomi Redmi 3 variant with a fingerprint scanner gets spotted

Redmi 3

The Xiaomi Redmi 3 is already a great smartphone for its price, but the Chinese company wants to enhance its abilities furthermore. It seems a version of it bearing a fingerprint scanner will soon be making its way into the market, albeit with a smaller battery inside it.

The original Xiaomi Redmi 3 packs quite a punch with its advanced core specifications. And while this new variant will be keeping most of them, its impressive 4100mAh battery will apparently be replaced by a 3000mAh power unit. We don’t know the reason for this, but it could be the result of making some extra space to fit in the fingerprint scanner.

A TENAA listing (via GSM Arena) has just given away the existence of this upcoming device. It mentions that the new variant of the Redmi 3 will come fitted with a 1.5GHz octa core CPU and 2GB of RAM. 16GB of expandable storage will also form part of it apparently.

Here’s a neat look at the specs of the original 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

Just like the original Xiaomi Redmi 3, this model too will gain a 5-inch display with 720p resolution. Assuming that the camera setup will remain unchanged, we’re looking at a 13MP rear unit and a 5MP front snapper.

Also read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 debuts in India, Mi 5 coming next month

The new fingerprint scanner-equipped version of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 will supposedly be made available in China at 799 Yuan which translates into $122. In contrast, the original device is being sold there at 699 Yuan or around $105.