Xiaomi has launched the Mi Note 3 smartphone alongside the Mi MIX 2 today in Beijing, China. Successor to the Mi Note 2, the Mi Note 3 comes with upgrades in terms of design and specifications as well. The Mi Note 3 is also touted as the bigger screen version of the Mi 6. Prices for the Mi Note 3 starts at RMB 2,499 (approximately Rs 24,500) for the base variant, and RMB 2,899 (approximately Rs 28,500) for the 128GB variant. There is also a glossy Mi Note 3 variant with 128GB storage that is priced at RMB 2,999 (approximately Rs 29,400). Xiaomi’s new smartphone will be available for purchase tomorrow in China. Also Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's DayAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?
In terms of design, the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 flaunts an aluminum alloy body with a metal frame. The smartphone sports a four side curved glass body, and is 3.6mm thin. One of its highlights include facial recognition for biometric authentication. The smartphone also features an under-glass fingerprint sensor. It also features an IR blaster.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 specifications, features
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch display with a dedicated Reading Mode. At the heart of the smartphone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. The smartphone comes with 6GB of RAM, and two storage options of 64GB and 128GB.
The Mi Note 3 sports a dual-camera setup which consists of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. The dual cameras are equipped with 2X optical zoom, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), optimized low-light photography, and DSLR-like bokeh effect. In other words, the Mi Note 3 boasts the same dual-camera capabilities as the Mi 6. Up front, the smartphone houses a 16-megapixel camera of 2um pixel size with adaptive AI Beautify technology for selfies and video calling. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 with 5.99-inch bezel-less display, Snapdragon 835 SoC launched: Price, specifications
The connectivity options available on the Mi Note 3 are NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 9. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 3,500mAh battery. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro launched to take on the Apple MacBook Pro: Price, specifications