The Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in Indian handset market and blew away the competition. Recently, the brand launched a new device called Redmi 3 in China, which it has denied that will not be launched in India. However, now the handset maker is bringing the next generation of Xiaomi Redmi 3S to the country. This device is scheduled to be launched in India soon and cannot see the logic to launch it when there already is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. However, here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are looking for it.
Magnesium alloy unibody: This is the first handset from the Chinese brand that comes with the metal body under INR 8,000. Xiaomi has launched the handset with the Magnesium alloy metal body, which feels quite good in one's hand.
Fingerprint scanner: This is also one of the fewer handsets in this price category that comes with the fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. The presence of this scanner makes it a must have device as it is a futureproof handset.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Almost identical to Redmi Note 3: This handset is almost identical to the Redmi Note 3, which is available for a slight stretch in the budget. If you can increase your budget abit, it would get you a 16 Megapixels camera, bigger battery as well as display.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||August 17, 2016|
|Color||Gold, Silver, Dark Grey|
Micro + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Micro + Nano|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Custom UI||MIUI 7|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.4 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||70.92 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||4100 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AC3, FLAC, MIDI, MP3|
|Video Format||H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, Xvid, DivX|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|
Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.