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Xiaomi to launch ‘best selfie smartphone’ in India; could be the Mi Note 3

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 uses AI to help you click the best selfies.

  • Published: October 26, 2017 1:10 PM IST
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Xiaomi is gearing up to launch a new smartphone in India. The company’s India head Manu Kumar Jain has taken to Twitter to tease the smartphone. He says that it will not only be the ‘best selfie smartphone’, but that it will also belong to a completely new series.

If we were to hazard a guess, the upcoming device could be the Xiaomi Mi Note 3. The smartphone was launched in China last month, alongside the Mi MIX 2. It essentially fulfils both the teased criteria. Firstly, there’s a 16-megapixel camera for selfie lovers. But the true talking point is how the camera uses artificial intelligence to offer best results. The AI-powered real-time processing helps smoothen your skin, and enhance facial features to help you look best.

Secondly, Xiaomi’s Mi Note series has yet to make its debut in India. Ever since the launch of the Mi Note back in 2015, not a single device from the series has made it to our shores. As is the case with this series, the Mi Note 3 will be placed in the mid-premium price range. DON’T MISS: Mi MIX 2 India launch proves that Xiaomi is more than just a budget smartphone maker

In China, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 was launched in three variants. The base variant with 64GB storage is priced at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 24,500), while the 128GB variant is priced at RMB 2,899 (approximately Rs 28,500). The third variant came with a glossy body, and is priced at RMB 2,999 (approximately Rs 29,400).

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 specifications, features

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor paired with 6GB of RAM.

Apart from the selfie camera, the Mi Note 3 also comes with a dual-camera setup at the back. This includes a combination of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The camera also comes with support for 2X optical zoom, and 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). RELATED: Xiaomi Mi Note 3 vs Xiaomi Mi Note 2: What’s different?

The smartphone features an under-glass fingerprint sensor, as well as facial recognition. Making sure everything ticks is a 3,500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR Blaster, NFC, and USB Type-C port. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 9.

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  • Published Date: October 26, 2017 1:10 PM IST