Xiaomi Redmi 3S to be released in India this week: Five key features you should know
Xiaomi Redmi 3S released in IndiaXiaomi official Website (Gallery)

As promised, Xiaomi has launched the new Redmi 3S series budget smartphones in India.

The new Xiaomi phones come in two variants -- a generic Redmi 3S and another top-end model which is the Redmi 3S Prime. The key difference between the two is that while the latter boasts fingerprint sensor, 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, the former variant features a 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and lacks the biometric security feature.

The rest of the key specifications such as screen size, battery and processor are same in both the devices.

They come with 5.0-inch HD screen, Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 7.5, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 graphics engine and 4,100mAh cell, which can keep the phone running for two days under mixed usage, the company claims.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S price and availability details:

The new Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime will be initially available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart with no pre-registrations. But the Redmi 3S Prime will go on sale first on Aug. 9 at 12:00 p.m. for Rs. 8,999. 

The generic Redmi 3S will be available at Rs.6,999 Aug. 16 onwards.

Key specifications Xiaomi Redmi 3S series:

Model Redmi 3S and 3S Prime
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android Marshmallow OS MIUI v7.0
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 quad-core (1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 x 8) CPU
GPU Adreno 505
RAM Redmi 3S: 2GBRedmi 3S Prime: 3GB
  • Redmi 3S: 16GB (eMMC v5.0)
  • Redmi 3S Prime: 32GB (eMMC v5.1)

(Both can expand up to 128GB)

  • 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
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor (only in Redmi 3S Prime), full-metal body, smart 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
Weight 144g
  • Redmi 3S: Rs. 6,999
  • Redmi 3S Prime: Rs. 8,999.
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