As we had shared with you that China based company, Xiaomi is going to announce something wonderful today, and they did, company has announced its plan to launch its latest phablet, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which company has announced couple of months back in its home country is now going to make its way to Indian market. In China it is available at the price tag of Rs. 899 Yuan which means around Rs. 9,500.
As of now company has just said that they will launch this device very soon in India but when and at what price tag is still a mystery for us. It should be noted that company is not going to launch MediaTek powered device which company has launched in China, instead Indian variant will be powered by Snapdragon 650 chipset.
Back in 2014 Ericsson has filed an lawsuit in Delhi high court in regards of its Standard Essential Patents for wireless technology standards like GSM, Edge and 3G, which bans Xiaomi to sell any MediaTek powered devices, instead only allowed to do business with Qualcomm processor, and its the reason company is launching Redmi Note 3 with new processor.
Instead of announcing its price and availability dates, company has said that they are looking to 100 Explorer who will get a chance to get their hands on Redmi Note 3. Company will give 100 Missions to these explorers and Top 100 will get Redmi Note 3, apart from this, they will also get Mi Band for every successful mission.
When it comes to Redmi Note 3, it comes in full metal uni-body design, and despite of being full metal body its just 8.65mm thick and weighs 164 grams which is just four grams heavier than its predecessor. Another thing which company has added in this device is fingerprint scanner which is placed below the rear camera module, Xiaomi says this sensor is ultra-fast and can unlock the device in just 0.3 seconds.
When it comes to specs, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flaunts an 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display screen which has a dedicated Reading mode, at its heart it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 with a 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU, Adreno 510 GPU along with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and also includes 16GB internal storage, and there is 3GB ARM variant as well which has got 32GB internal storage, which can be further expandable via a microSD card.
When it comes to photography front, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features an 13-rear snapper megapixel snapper along with dual tone LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus, at front you will find an 5-megapixel snapper for selfies, it houses an 4,000mAh battery and for connectivity it includes dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS and when it comes to software front, it runs on Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7.