Xiaomi’s Redmi devices, since their launch have been hogging all the attention. After launching the Redmi Note 3 earlier this year, the company also launched its affordable variants of the Redmi series in India called, the Redmi 3s and the Redmi 3s Prime for Rs 6,999 and Rs 8,999 respectively. Today, both the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime are going on sale at 12:00PM via Flipkart. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
The company has however not mentioned the number of devices it will put on sale today. The sale window opens at 12:00PM and users will be able to buy the smartphone on first-come-first-serve basis. And keeping in mind Xiaomi’s history, chances are that the stocks for the Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime will run out in minutes (if not seconds). The Redmi 3s and Redmi 3s Prime are also available via mi.com, and can be bought without the need for any prior registrations. Also Read - Micromax Airfunk 1, Airfunk 1 Pro starting at Rs 1,299 launched in India
Xiaomi’s Redmi 3s series stands out among the entry-level smartphones with its all-metal unibody design, which reminds one of the Redmi Note 3. In terms of design, the Redmi 3s has rounded edges and corners, which can make it a little slippery to handle. Barring that, the Redmi 3s offers a very premium design at an affordable price point. So for those, who wish to go for a Redmi Note 3-like smartphone but at a cheaper rate, the Redmi 3s series would be a good choice.
Xiaomi Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime specifications
Xiaomi Redmi 3s is the more affordable variant of the two, and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. The Redmi 3s Prime, on the other hand, comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Both the smartphones have expandable storage via a microSD card, with support for up to 32GB expandable storage in the Redmi 3s and 128GB expandable storage in the Redmi 3s Prime. Other than this, the major difference between the two smartphones is that the Redmi 3s Prime features a fingerprint scanner while the Redmi 3s doesn’t.
Apart from that both the smartphones share the same set of specifications and features. The smartphones feature a 5-inch HD display. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The smartphones are backed by a 4,100mAh battery, which is actually bigger than the 4,000mAh battery present in the Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi promises that the 4,100mAh battery can last for two days with moderate use on a single charge.
On the camera front, the smartphones sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, PDAF and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes with dual-SIM support (hybrid setup), 4G LTE and VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS. On the software front, both the smartphones run on Android Marshmallow 6.0 based MIUI 7.