Chinese consumer electronics giant, Xiaomi on 15 July officially launched the feature-rich budget smartphones Xiaomi Mi3, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note in India.
First up, Xiaomi Redmi Note is a phablet with a mammoth 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD screen. Under the hood, it comes packed with an Android OS, Octa-core processor, 13.0-megapixel camera, 5.0-megapixel snapper on front, and a high-capacity 3,100 mAh battery.
On the other hand, Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is mid-range smartphone. It flaunts a 4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shield and ships with the Android Jelly Bean OS (with custom MIUI), 1.6GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 2000 mAh battery.
As reported before, Xiaomi Mi3 is not only the cheapest, full HD smartphone in the market, it also boasts of magnesium alloy body with three layers of thermal graphite film and comes packed with the Qualcomm's superfast beast, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with Adreno 330 graphics engine.
This competitively priced Xiaomi (Mi3) phone is expected to pose a serious threat not only to low-cost India smartphone vendors, but also the tier-1 MNC players like Motorola (Moto X), Google-LG(Nexus 5), Samsung (Galaxy S5), HTC (One M8 & M7), Sony (Xperia Z2 & Z1) and others.
As of now, the company has announced that Xiaomi Mi-3 can be pre-registered at Flipkart for ₹13,999 and will be made available for sale on 22 July [Interested buyers who want to jump the line can pre-register the device (here ) by 21 July]. Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Note are priced at ₹6,999 and ₹9,999 respectively, however the details regarding the release details of these two devices are still under wraps.
Key specifications of Xiaomi Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note:
|Models||Xiaomi Mi3||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Xiaomi Redmi Note|
|Display||5.0-inch full HD(1920x1080p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: 441 ppi||4.7-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 shieldPixel density: close to 312 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS LCD screenPixel density: close to 267 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with custom MIUI|
|Processor||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core CPU with 1.6GHz CPU speed||MediaTek Octa-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 305||ARM Mali-450MP4|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB||8GB, expandable up to 64GB||8GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, dual-LED flash, HDRFront: 2.0-megapixel camera (with full HD video recording ability)||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, HDRFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Battery||3,050 mAh; (non-removable)||2,000 mAh (Li-Polymer);||3,100 mAh (Li-Polymer);|
|Network||3G||2G & 3G||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Mini-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS, GLONASS||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0, GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,||Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (with LE, A2DP), micro-USB v2.0 (OTG), GPRS/EDGE, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||144.0 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm||137.0 x 69.0 x 9.9 mm||154.0 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Weight||146 g||158 g||199 g|
[Image Credit: Xiaomi India]