Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core SoC; price, specifications
Xiaomi unveils Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core SoC; price, specificationsXiaomi China (Screen-shot)

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.

Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 coming to India, confirms Company

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.

Read more on Why Redmi Note 3 (with MediaTek CPU) is unlikely to make it to India

[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
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080p) screen
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
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)
Camera
  • Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) function, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, face/smile detection
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 36 smart beauty profiles
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) function, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, face/smile detection
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with 36 smart beauty profiles
Battery 4050 mAh 4000 mAh
  • Standby mode: up to 264 hours (3G)
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
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
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