On 13 January, Xiaomi on social media platforms, released a teaser that the company has some exciting news to share with fans on Thursday.
This led many to believe that the Chinese company might announce a new device, but there were no clues on what it might be. It was widely reported that Xiaomi might announce the Redmi 3 budget phone.
Now, Xiaomi on Facebook has confirmed that the feature-rich Redmi Note 3 will set foot in India. Thus, the company has finally put all rumours of Redmi Note 3 never being launched in India to rest.
"SHARE the AWESOME news that a new Redmi Note 3 is coming," reads Xiaomi India Facebook wall.The company has invited fans to participate in a contest where 100 people stand a chance to win the new Redmi Note 3. [More information, HERE]
Read more on Why Redmi Note 3 was unlikely to make it to India
For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based MIUI v7.0 OS powered by MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, 5MP snapper on the front and a 4000 mAh battery.
The company is yet to reveal the device's price and which Redmi Note 3 model will hit stores in India. There are two-models one with 2GB RAM/16GB storage and another with 3GB/32GB storage capacity.
Watch this space for more updates.
New Development: Xiaomi has unveiled a new Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor in China. It is widely reported that the company will release this new phablet variant in India not the MediaTek based model.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:
|Models||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080p) screen
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0|
|Processor||64-bit class MediaTek (MT6795) Helio X10 Octa-core (Cortex A53) CPU|
|RAM||2GB/3GB dual channel LPDDR3|
|Storage||16GB (with 2GB RAM)/32GB (with 3GB RAM)|
|Add-ons||Metal-body, finger-print sensor, dual-SIM slots (type: micro), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth, GPRS, A-GPS, FM Radio, micro-USB, USB OTG|
|Dimensions||150.0 × 76.0 × 8.7 mm|