The China’s most popular smartphone maker, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 2 back in August. The company claims that Redmi Note 2 is one of the most trending devices in China with more than 5 million units sold in less than a month of its launch. All thanks to the impressive specifications it features at a price point of mere $150.
Now, to curb the competition in the increasing smartphone market, Xiaomi has launched the successor of the Redmi Note 2 called as Redmi Note 3 with all metal body and fingerprint sensor at Grand Finale event in China. The smartphone is available in two variants priced at RMB 899 (approx $140) for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage version and RMB 1099 (approx $172) for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant.
The Redmi Note 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) FHD display with 401ppi as pixel density and comes powered by MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with PowerVR G6200 GPU. The device comes with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage with no microSD card slot for further expansion.
On the camera front, the device sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF for faster focus, LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for video calling and selfie images. The smartphone supports dual sim dual standby with 4G LTE connectivity and other basic connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port. The Redmi Note 3 also features a fingerprint sensor placed on the back side that can unlock the smartphone in just 0.3 seconds and is also compatible with mobile payments.
The handset comes backed by a massive 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based latest MiUi 7 out of the box. The dimensions of the device measure 149.9 x 75.9 x 8.65 mm weighs 164 grams and is available in Silver, Gold, and Dark Grey color options.