After releasing numerous teasers, Xiaomi has today finally launched the Redmi 3. The budget smartphone is set to go on sale in China tomorrow with a price tag of 699 Yuan or roughly Rs 7,100. Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specsAlso Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
Despite the relatively low price tag, the Xiaomi Redmi 3 boasts a full-metal body and a uniquely patterned back panel. Furthermore, the smartphone also features a large 4,100mAh battery. Despite featuring a battery that is double in size, the Redmi 3 (139.3×69.6×8.5mm) is slimmer than the Redmi 2 (134×67.2×9.4mm). Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve Active India launch date revealed: When's the launch?
Xiaomi Redmi 3 specifications and features: The smartphone flaunts a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor paired with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Also on offer is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. Instead of a microSD card slot, the smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, where one of the slots can be used to add a memory card.
On the photography front, the smartphone is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), while up front is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, and on the software front, it runs on MIUI 7.
The Redmi 3 is going on sale in China tomorrow priced at 699 Yuan. There is however no word on when it could be launched in other markets, including India.