Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
[Representational image] A file photo showing three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones pictured during their launch in New Delhi July 15, 2014. China's Xiaomi said it intends to invest heavily in India as the budget smartphone maker launched on Tuesday its flagship Mi phone and other products in the world's third largest smartphone market, currently dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeREUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

The rumoured Xiaomi Redmi 3 has been spotted at a certification agency website hinting that the device's launch is just around the corner.

Xiaomi device -- Mi 2015811-- understood to be the Redmi 3 has passed TENNA, a Chinese government owned telecommunication certifying agency similar to America's FCC (Federal Communication Commission).

The Xiaomi device will sport a 5.0-inch HD display with dimensions of 139.3×69.6×8.5 mm and weigh 143 g.

Under-the-hood, it will run on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor with Adreno 405 graphics engine, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and 4000 mAh battery, reported Fone Arena.

It is learnt that the device, depending on the market, will have either 13MP or 8MP camera on the rear-side and a 5MP snapper on the front. Redmi 3 is said to come in gray, gold and silver colour options.

Rumours are also rife that Redmi 3 might come in a phablet variant (Mi 2015812) featuring 5.5-inch screen and inside, it is said to come packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and also feature finger-print sensor like Redmi Note 3 series.

And again depending on the region, it will have either 16MP or 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Word on the street is that the Xiaomi Redmi 3 price will start from ¥599 (around $93/€85/ Rs. 6,130) and the device may be unveiled in February 2016. Stay tuned for more updates.

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