Along with announcing the ‘Mi Ecosystem’ sub-brand and the smart Mi Induction pressure cooker, Xiaomi quietly announced a new smartphone. Called the Redmi 3 Pro, this is essentially the Redmi 3, but with a fingerprint scanner at the back. Besides the scanner, the new smartphone is identical to the Redmi 3 in looks and specifications. The smartphone will be available next month in China, priced at 899 Yuan (Rs 9,100 approximately). Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager updateAlso Read - Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?
Like the Redmi 3, the new Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro also boasts an all-metal body with curved edges. But gone is the textured back panel, and in place is a plain finish and a circular fingerprint scanner. It is likely to be the same scanner that is found on the Redmi Note 3, which is claimed to be fast enough to unlock the device in just 0.3 seconds. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro specifications, features: It features a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor. The new smartphone features 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage, which is more than the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage found on the Redmi 3.
The Redmi 3 Pro also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, 4,100mAh battery, and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 7. There is also a hybrid-SIM card setup, wherein either both slots can be used for SIM cards, or one slot can be used for a microSD card.
Xiaomi says that the Redmi 3 Pro will go on sale in China on April 6 during the Mi Fan Festival. The smartphone will be available in three color variants — silver, grey and gold.