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[Representational Image] Xiaomi unveils special Redmi 3X edition in China; Will it come to India? In Picture: Three models of China's Xiaomi Mi phones are pictured during their launch in New Delhi July 15, 2014. China's Xiaomi said it intends to invest heavily in India as the budget smartphone maker launched on Tuesday its flagship Mi phone and other products in the world's third largest smartphone market, currently dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. REUTERS/Anindito MukherjeeREUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

In a surprise development, Xiaomi has taken the wraps off a new budget smartphone Redmi 3X edition in China, just two days after it unveiled the new Redmi 3S.

The new Redmi 3X houses pretty much the same hardware as seen inside the original 3S series but slightly differs in dimensions and RAM+storage configuration.

The former measures 139.7 mm in length, 69.7 wide, weighs 146 g and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory, whereas the latter is a bit smaller. It measures 139.3 mm (height) x 69.6 mm (width) in dimensions, weighs 144g and is available in 2GB+16GB and 3GB+32GB combinations. Rest of the key features such as screen size, resolution, camera, battery capacity remain the same on both the devices, Android Headlines reported

Furthermore, the Redmi 3X is exclusive to the network carrier China Unicom for ¥899 (around $136/€121/Rs. 9,177), thus ruling out the possibility of India or any other global markets getting the device.

That being said, the Redmi 3S is certain to set foot in India and other regions as the company has not released the successor of Redmi 2 series yet. 

In a related development, Xiaomi has confirmed to launch the mid-range phablet Mi Max in India later this month.

Read more: Xiaomi Mi Max India launch date officially revealed

Watch this space for more updates

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3X:

Models Redmi 3S Redmi 3X
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android OS MIUI v7.0 Android OS MIUI v7.0
Processor 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 quad-core (1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 x 8) CPU 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 quad-core (1.4GHz ARM Cortex A53 x 8) CPU
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
RAM 2GB/3GB 2GB
Storage 16GB (eMMC v5.0)/32GB (eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB 32GB (eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • 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
  • 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 4100 mAh
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, full-metal body, smart Dual-SIM (micro+ nano/microSD card) slots, Bluetooth v4.1, micro-USB 2.0, GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS Fingerprint sensor, 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 139.7 x 69.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight 144g 146g
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