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.
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
||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) screen
|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|
|Storage||16GB (eMMC v5.0)/32GB (eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB||32GB (eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB|
|Battery||4100 mAh||4100 mAh|
|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|