There was much hype around Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India at the time of its launch in November last year after the success of devices from Redmi and Mi series in the country. Following months of wait, the device is set to hit the Indian stores.
Come March 3, the much-awaited all-metal Redmi Note 3 will be launched at an event in New Delhi's Talkatora Stadium.
The device was first released in China in November last year. Xiaomi might have taken some time to bring it to India, as it had to replace MediaTek's Helio X10 Processor with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 in the devices to be shipped to India due to a patent issue with Ericsson. It is also reported that the device will be available in two variants — 16GB internal storage with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with 3GB RAM.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixel (403 ppi pixel density) resolution, and features a fingerprint censor. It runs MIUI 7.0, based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, houses a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 and phase detection autofocus, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0, and a non-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh battery.
In terms of connectivity, it supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-The-Go.
The Chinese smartphone-maker hasn't announced the price of the Redmi Note 3, but it is expected to fall in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs. 15,000.
The device will take on some popular handsets, like LeEco Le 1s, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, Moto G Turbo Edition and Huawei Honor 5X, which are currently available in India, as these devices may fall in similar price bracket.
LeEco Le 1s is priced at Rs 10,999, while Lenovo Vibe K4 Note costs Rs 11,999, Moto G Turbo Edition costs Rs 12,499 and Huawei Honor 5X comes with a price tag of Rs 12,999.