Xiaomi is on a roll these days as they are literally launching a new smartphone almost every month in India. Sticking to the trend, Xiaomi has today introduced its much awaited entry-grade Redmi 3S in India. The latest budget smartphone comes in two variant – Redmi 3S Prime and Redmi 3S- Priced at 8,999 and 6,999 INR respectively. It will be available in Silver, Gold, Dark Gray color options. The phone will be available on Mi.com and Flipkart starting from August 9, 2016, at Noon.
The Redmi 3S design takes inspiration from Redmi 3 as it features similar Aluminum outfit. It comes fitted with a 5-inch IPS LCD HD display that amounts to a sharpness of 294 pixels per inch. Xiaomi has sourced a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with Adreno 505GPU and 2GB/3GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB/32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The fingerprint sensor is exclusive to Redmi 3S Prime.
Selfie lover gets a 5-inch front-facing camera, while photography enthusiasts can enjoy the 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Although the Redmi 3S supports dual SIM cards, but you will have to ditch the secondary SIM privilege to avail microSD card advantage (A hybrid slot).
It comes with a 4100mAh battery which can last 2-days under moderate usage as per company claims. Redmi 3S runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI 7 OS which is based on Android Marshmallow. It supports 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S and 3S Prime Specifications And Features
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 3S||Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime|
|Display||5-Inch, HD, IPS Display||5-Inch, HD, IPS Display|
|Processor||Octa Core Snapdragon 430 SoC, Adreno 505GPU||Octa Core Snapdragon 430 SoC, Adreno 505GPU|
|Internal Storage||16GB, expandable up to 128GB||32GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Software||MIUI7 (Android Marshmallow)||MIUI7 (Android Marshmallow)|
|Primary Camera||13MP sensor, LED Flash, PDAF||13MP sensor, LED Flash, PDAF|
|Secondary Camera||5MP Front-Facing Camera, F/2.2 aperture lens||5MP Front-Facing Camera, F/2.2 aperture lens|
|Battery||4100 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Others||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, sensor, OTG, IR Blaster||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Fingerprint sensor, OTG, IR Blaster|
|Price||6,999 INR||8,999 INR|
Xiaomi’s Redmi Series have been a massive hit for the company with over 110 million devices sold globally so far. In India too the Redmi series has been a runaway success and the Redmi 3S, in all likelihood, shall keep the cash register ringing.