Three new Xiaomi Redmi 3 variants leak online
Three new Xiaomi Redmi 3 variants leak onlineReuters

Xiaomi is rapidly expanding its product portfolio -- everything from new smartphones and wearables to affordable drones. In a recent leak on TENAA certification website last week, two Xiaomi smartphones with model numbers 2016030 and 2015115 were certified and the former model is expected to be the Redmi 3 successor while the latter is the Redmi Note 3 successor. But a new listing on TENAA shows three new Xiaomi smartphones, which means Xiaomi might launch a total of four smartphones succeeding the Redmi 3.

The three new variants listed on TENAA include Xiaomi model numbers 2016036, 2016035, and 2016033, and offer a slight bump in specs compared to the previously leaked Redmi 3A model (2016030). The newly-leaked Xiaomi Redmi 3 successors offer 32GB inbuilt storage instead of 16GB as seen in the previous listing. While other specifications are intact, one of the three variants with model number 2016035 offers a Full HD display.

According to MyDrivers via Fonearena, these devices might be released as Redmi 3A and/or Redmi 3S. Taking a look at the specs of the listed handsets, they seem identical to the original Redmi 3 smartphone. The new devices will sport 5-inch HD IPS display, a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 415 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage options with expandable memory up to 128GB.

The new smartphones are expected to feature a metal unibody with a fingerprint sensor on the back, following the company's signature design strategy. They will include a 13MP primary camera, 5MP front snapper, 4,000mAh battery and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based MIUI OS. These smartphones will support dual SIM and 4G LTE.

There is no word on the official launch of the new Redmi 3 variants, but rumour has it that they might be released in the coming weeks. Xiaomi will offer the handsets in traditional silver, gold and grey colour options and reportedly price them cheaper than the original Redmi 3, which means under ¥699.