It's been less than three months since Xiaomi launched a Redmi Note 3 in China. Now, the company has unveiled a new variant with Qualcomm processor.
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 model features identical design language and most of the specifications are same as the original variant. The key difference between the two is that the former boasts next-gen 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core and a 16MP primary camera, whereas the latter houses MediaTek Helio X10 CPU and 13MP snapper on the back.
The rest of the features remain the same. It sports 5.5-inch full HD display and houses Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based MIUI v7.0, 2GB/3GGB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, fingerprint sensor and a 4000 mAh battery.
New Redmi Note 3 release and price details:
The company has confirmed that the new Redmi Note 3 will first hit stores in China with prices starting from ¥999 (around $152/€139/Rs.10,200) on Sunday (17 January).
In a related development, Xiaomi on 14 January confirmed that the Redmi Note 3 will be made available in India, but the details related to the specific release date, price and type of the device are still under wraps.
We believe Xiaomi will launch this new Redmi Note 3 model in India as it comes Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which will not face any sanctions on sales as it does not violate any Ericsson patent.
[Image credit: Xiaomi China]
Key specifications of Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 3 (original):
|Models||New Redmi Note 3||Redmi Note 3 (Original)|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080p) screen with 178-degree angle view
||5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080p) screen
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0||Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core (ARM Cortex A72 dual-core + ARM Cortex A53 quad-core)||64-bit class MediaTek (MT6795) Helio X10 Octa-core (Cortex A53) CPU|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU||PowerVR G6200|
|RAM||2GB/3GB dual channel LPDDR3||2GB/3GB dual channel LPDDR3|
|Storage||16GB (with 2GB RAM)/32GB (with 3GB RAM)||16GB (with 2GB RAM)/32GB (with 3GB RAM)|
|Battery||4050 mAh||4000 mAh
|Add-ons||Metal-body, VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE), 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||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|