Xiaomi launches Redmi 3S with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU; price, specifications
Xiaomi launches Redmi 3S with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU; price, specificationsXiaomi Press Release

Chinese consumer electronics major Xiaomi unveiled the new budget smartphone dubbed as the Redmi 3S in Beijing on Tuesday.

As the name suggests, Redmi 3S is an advanced version of the original Redmi 3 series, which was launched in January 2016. The key difference between the two is that the former comes with the fingerprint sensor (on the rear panel), Qualcomm's new 64-bit class Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip) and Adreno 505 graphics engine, whereas the latter houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, Adreno 405 GPU and it lacks biometric security feature.

The rest of the specifications remains same in both the devices. The Redmi 3S sports a full metal body with a 5.0-inch HD screen and features 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory, a 13MP primary camera, 5MP snapper on the front and a 4100mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S price and release details:

The company has confirmed that the new Redmi 3S will come in two variants — 2GB RAM+16GB storage and 3GB RAM+32GB storage configurations for ¥699 (around $107/€94/Rs. 7,135) and ¥899 (around $136/€121/Rs. 9,177), respectively. They will be made available in dark gray, gold and silver colour options.

The Redmi 3S is set to go on sale in China on June 16, but details on when the Xiaomi device will hit stores in the other markets is still under wraps.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3:

Models Redmi 3S Redmi 3
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android OS MIUI v7.0 Android OS MIUI v7.0
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core (1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 x 8) CPU 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core (1.5Ghz ARM Cortex A53 x 4 + 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53 x 4) CPU
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 405
RAM 2GB/3GB 2GB
Storage 16GB (eMMC v5.0)/32GB (eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB 16 GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with 5-physical lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), HDR, full HD video recording, 0.1 second phase focusing speed
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording ability, face-recognition feature, 36-intelligent self-portrait selfie styles
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with 5-physical lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), HDR, full HD video recording, 0.1 second phase focusing speed
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, full HD video recording ability, face-recognition feature, 36-intelligent self-portrait selfie styles
Battery 4100 mAh 4100 mAh
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, full-metal body, smart Dual-SIM (micro+ nano/microSD card) slots, Bluetooth v4.1, micro-USB 2.0, GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS Full-metal body, Dual-SIM (micro+ nano/microSD card) slots, Bluetooth v4.1, micro-USB 2.0, GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS
Dimensions 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 144g 144g
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