Today, every tech buff has his eyes set on Xiaomi, aka Apple of China, for the much-anticipated launch of Note 3. The Chinese manufacturer has now officially introduced Redmi Note 3 with Metal body and fingerprint sensor at a packed event in China. The phone will be available in silver, dark gray and gold color options.
Unlike its compatriot OnePlus, Xiaomi has preferred to go Nexus way in the placement of fingerprint sensor. Like Nexus 5X and 6P, Redmi Note 3 also flaunts a fast fingerprint sensor at the black which as per the company, unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. Xiaomi has used a 120-point ultra-fine double sided sandblasting process to ensure seamless and natural finish for the phone.
The Chinese device makers have sourced MediaTek Helio X10 flagship chipset for Redmi Note 3. Despite the ongoing lawsuit by Ericsson over a patent dispute in MediaTek SoC devices, the company is still persisting with it. Therefore, it is very unlikely that Xiaomi Note 3 will make it to India with the same chipset any time soon. Phone supports 4G LTE in both SIM and runs on latest MIUI 7 OS which is based on Android Lollipop.
As far as optics, the Redmi Note 3 features a 13-megapixel primary shooter with dual tone flash at the rear end. For selfies, it sports a 5-megapixel front snapper which comes with 36 smart beauty profiles. The company is shipping Redmi Note 3 in two models where 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM is available at RMB 899 and the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant will be available for RMB 1,099.
Key Specifications and Features:
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|Display||5.5-Inch, IPS Display, 1080p Full HD resolution|
|Processor||2GHz 64-bit Helio X10 SoC|
|RAM||2GB / 3GB|
|Internal Storage||16GB / 32GB|
|Software||MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop|
|Primary Camera||13MP, dual tone LED flash, 1080p Videos|
|Secondary Camera||5MP primary|
|Others||4G Dual SIM LTE|
|Price||RMB 8,999 (approx. 9,340 INR) /RMB 1099 (approx. 11,400 INR)|