The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 exists, but it can’t be sold in India owing to the fact that smartphones made by the company which come with MediaTek processors are banned here. The answer which the firm has come up with is a new version of the same handset, which has grabbed the Snapdragon 650 chipset instead of the Helio X10.
This SoC from Qualcomm offers a 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa core CPU and an Adreno 510 GPU. Another big change which has made its way into the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the fact that it grabs a 16MP main camera rather than a 13MP one. Other specs of this all-metal fingerprint scanner-equipped smartphone remain the more or less the same.
It carries a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display on its front surface, and is powered by a slightly enhanced 4050mAh battery pack. 2GB worth of RAM makes its way into its 16GB model, while 3GB of RAM has been granted to the variant which offers 32GB of storage space.
A neat look at the specs of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based MIUI 7
– Processor: 1.8GHz hexa core Snapdragon 650
– GPU: Adreno 510
– Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
– Cameras: 16MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 4050mAh
Due to patent dispute with Ericsson, the Delhi High Court has banned Xiaomi from selling any smartphones in India with MediaTek processors onboard. It’s hence that the Snapdragon 650-equipped variant is now slated to be brought into the country soon.
In China, the 16GB model of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is priced at RMB 999 (approx Rs 10200), whereas the retail value of the 32GB version has been kept a secret for now.