As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, Xiaomi partnered Foxconn last year to manufacture smartphones in India. The Chinese company’s first ‘Made in India’ smartphone was the Redmi 2 Prime, followed by the Redmi Note Prime. Today, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 in India, and while it doesn’t have the ‘Prime’ tag, it is the third smartphone to be manufactured in the country.
The Redmi Note 3 is going on sale from March 9 onwards on mi.com and Amazon India. Xiaomi has launched two variants of the smartphone — 16GB and 32GB, priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively. Unlike the MediaTek-powered smartphone launched in China last year, the variant launched today is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650 chipset.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 specifications and features: The smartphone features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16-mgapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint sensor and an IR Blaster.
The 16GB variant features 2GB of RAM and 4,000mAh battery, while the 32GB variant features 3GB of RAM and 4,050mAh battery. Both batteries support Quick Charge, and connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 7.