Xiaomi has pulled the wraps from the Redmi 3S in China. The Redmi 3S is comes in two variants 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. The Redmi 3S is priced at CNY 699 (apprx. Rs 7,000/$107) for the 2GB RAM/16GB Storage variant and CNY 899 (apprx. Rs 9,000/$136) for the 3GB RAM/32GB Storage variant.

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The Redmi 3S is powered by an octa core Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at a modest 1.1GHz and paired with Adreno 505 GPU unit. Apart from the 16GB/32GB storage options both the devices also offer a microSD card slot capable of supporting up to 128GB. The display is a 5-inch HD unit and the device is backed up by a 4100mAh battery pack. Furthermore, the device also packs a fingerprint scanner at the back.

On the imaging front the Redmi 3S offers 13-Megapixel primary sensor and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor both of which can record videos at FHD resolution. The device will run the MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The connectivity options include the standard hybrid SIM Slot, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro-USB slot. Despite the large battery Xiaomi has managed to keep the device relatively light at 144 gms and will be available in Grey, Silver and Gold colours. The device will be up for sale starting this Thursday and will be available on the Mi Store.

Just like most of its China releases, Xiaomi has not yet revealed the India Plans. We just hope that Xiaomi brings this phone in India soon so that it can compete with the likes of phones like the recently launched Lenovo Vibe K5, LeEco Le 1s and the Coolpad Note 3 Plus.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.