Xiaomi seems to be back on track and is expanding its line-up aggressively, in January Xiaomi had launched the Redmi Note 3 in China and now they have launched the same in India. Priced at Rs 9,999 for the base variant the Redmi Note 3 seems to be a great value for money proposition and will rival the likes of LeEco Le 1s.
The Redmi Note 3 comes powered with the Snapdragon 650 along with a X8 LTE modem. Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants, one with a 2GBRAM/16GB Storage combo and another with 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The 5.5-inch FHD display boasts of a reading mode which will reduce the blue light and make a switch to the ambient level for increased reading comforts. Xiaomi’s design language has also been changed with the Redmi Note 3 as it comes clad in a metal body and with sleeker design lines.
Xiaomi claims that the Redmi Note 3 scores a whopping 77,592 on AnTuTu benchmarks which is more than some of the phones powered by Snapdragon 810. This improvement in performance seems to be a direct result of the new Arm-A72 Cores and the improvised core management by the big.LITTLE architecture.
Other features include a Fingerprint scanner at the back, MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop 5.1, VoLTE support and 4050mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 support and micro-USB. On the imaging front the Redmi Note 3 comes equipped with a 16-Megapixel PDAF primary sensor with larger f/2.0 and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. The device comes with usual set of connectivity features including dual-SIM 4G LTE support, VoLTE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Xiaomi had been lying low lately with very few new devices on the offering, the company however came back to form after it released the Mi 5 Flagship for the Chinese market, which by the way is expected for the Indian markets soon. The registrations for the Redmi Note 3 starts on and the first flash sale on March 9th. The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 2GB/16GB variant and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB variant and will be sold exclusively through Amazon and Mi.com. The phone retails in Dark Grey, Silver and Gold colors. Eventually it will be available across online and offline retail channels.
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