Xiaomi Redmi 3s variant adds a fingerprint reader and more to the original

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The Xiaomi Redmi 3 which is yet to set foot in India, has just been blessed with a 3s variant which boasts of upgraded features. Prime among the new additions is a fingerprint scanner which has been placed on the rear surface of the handset.

Moreover, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s also receives an octa core Snapdragon 430 processor, rather than the Snapdragon 616 model which the original device bears. As for the memory, two different options will be made available by the Chinese company.

There will be a 2GB RAM model with 16GB of storage and a 3GB RAM model with 32GB of storage. While the former will cost CNY 699 (around $106), the latter will be seen going for CNY 899 (around $136). It is to be noted that these are the same prices at which the recently unveiled Meizu m3s will be sold at in China.

Here’s a neat look at the specs of the new Xiaomi Redmi 3s:

– Display: 5-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android-based MIUI 7
– Processor: 1.5GHz octa core Snapdragon 430
– GPU: Adreno 505
– Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage (expandable)
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4100mAh
– Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm
– Weight: 144gms

Xiaomi has blessed this handset with a 13MP rear camera bearing an f/2.0 aperture, a single LED flash and phase detection autofocus. The front camera of this device has a 5MP sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. The battery running the show for the dual SIM 4G-capable Redmi 3s is still a 4100mAh unit.

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For now, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s has only been unveiled for sale in China. It will be made available there on June 16. As for other nations, we’ll have to wait for some time to get the launch details of this device.