Xiaomi has unveiled its Redmi Note 3 smartphone which boasts several improvements over last year’s Redmi Note 4G device. The pocket-friendly phone comes with a metallic makeover and comes with company’s first fingerprint sensor. The addition of a fingerprint sensor, located on the back, is still a rarity in the budget segment.
The 16GB variant has been priced at 899 yuan (approximately Rs. 9,350), whereas the 32GB model costs 1,099 yuan (approximately Rs. 11,400).
About Redmi Note 3
The metal-bodied Redmi Note 3 comes with a distinctive and beautiful design. Its design is nowhere near Redmi Note 2. The metal-clad Redmi phone has a full aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine double sided sandblasting and curved edges.
The smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The 2GB variant ships with 32GB of internal storage, while the 3GB RAM model comes with 64 GB of internal storage.
Redmi Note 3 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 64-bit octa-core processor with a PowerVR G6200 GPU for graphics. The unique feature is the fingerprint sensor on the back. The company claims that it is able to unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds.
Xiaomi has included a big 4,000mAh battery inside the Redmi Note 3. And surprisingly, even with such big battery inside, phone is still relatively thin. It’s only 8.65mm thick. The company said that it supports fast charging and offers 50% of the power in just one hour.
For imaging, the smartphone comes with a 13MP camera with phase detection autofocus. It also includes a two-tone LED flash on the back. According to Xiaomi, the device can autofocus in only 0.1 seconds. There’s a 5MP camera for selfies.
A quick look at Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
|Dimensions||150.00 x 76.00 x 8.65 mm|
|Colors||Gold, Silver, Dark Grey|
|Processor||Helio X10 MediaTek|
|Camera||Rear Camera: 13 megapixel
Front Camera: 5 megapixel
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
To wrap up, Xiaomi’s latest smartphone is undoubtedly an impressive smartphone with a great price. It looks and feels like a flagship phone despite its low price. The Redmi Note 3 ships with two SIM card slots on the inside and will be available in Silver, Dark Grey and Gold color options.
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