On 13 January, Xiaomi on social media platforms, released a teaser that the company has some exciting news to share with fans on Thursday.

This led many to believe that the Chinese company might announce a new device, but there were no clues on what it might be. It was widely reported that Xiaomi might announce the Redmi 3 budget phone.

Now, Xiaomi on Facebook has confirmed that the feature-rich Redmi Note 3 will set foot in India. Thus, the company has finally put all rumours of Redmi Note 3 never being launched in India to rest.

"SHARE the AWESOME news that a new Redmi Note 3 is coming," reads Xiaomi India Facebook wall.The company has invited fans to participate in a contest where 100 people stand a chance to win the new Redmi Note 3. [More information, HERE]

Read more on Why Redmi Note 3 was unlikely to make it to India

For the uninitiated, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based MIUI v7.0 OS powered by MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor, 13MP primary camera, 5MP snapper on the front and a 4000 mAh battery.

The company is yet to reveal the device's price and which Redmi Note 3 model will hit stores in India. There are two-models one with 2GB RAM/16GB storage and another with 3GB/32GB storage capacity.

Watch this space for more updates.

New Development:  Xiaomi has unveiled a new Redmi Note 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor in China. It is widely reported that the company will release this new phablet variant in India not the MediaTek based model.

Read more: Xiaomi unveils new Redmi Note 3 Pro with Snapdragon 650 Hexa-core SoC; price, specifications

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

Models Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x1080p) screen
  • Pixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • Comes with three viewing modes- Sunlight mode, Night mode and Reading mode
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7.0
Processor 64-bit class MediaTek (MT6795) Helio X10 Octa-core (Cortex A53) CPU
GPU PowerVR G6200
RAM 2GB/3GB dual channel LPDDR3
Storage 16GB (with 2GB RAM)/32GB (with 3GB RAM)
  • 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 4000 mAh
  • Standby mode: up to 264 hours (3G)
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons 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
Dimensions 150.0 × 76.0 × 8.7 mm
Weight 164 g