Update: Redmi Note 3 launched in India at a price of Rs.9,999 for 16GB/2GB version and Rs.11,999 for 32GB/3GB version. It’ll be available from 9th March 2PM on Mi Store and Amazon.in.
Registration links for the sale: Amazon.in and Mi Store
The highly anticipated Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is launching tomorrow at 2PM IST. All those of you who can’t make it to New Delhi for the event can sit and watch the LIVE stream of the event in the embedded video below.
All that you need to know about Redmi Note 3!
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 last year in China with MediaTek Helios X10 processor. Due to the patent issues with Ericsson, Xiaomi can not sell devices with MediaTek processors in India. The Indian version of Redmi Note 3 is the world’s first device sporting Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The device is also named Redmi Note 3 Pro in international markets while it shall be launched as Redmi Note 3 in India. According to several media reports the expected price for the 32GB/3GB RAM version would be lesser than INR 15K.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Key Specs:
- 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 1.8 GHz hexa-core processor
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 32GB internal storage with 3GB RAM / 16GB internal storage with 2GB RAM
- External Storage – microSD card upto 32 GB (uses SIM Slot 2)
- Rear Camera
- 16MP, f/2.0
- Dual LED flash
- 1080p recording (4K recording supported through Google Camera)
- Phase Detect Auto Focus
- Front Camera
- 5MP, f/2.0
- 1080p recording
- Rear Camera
- 4000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint (unlocks in 0.3s)
- OS: Android Lollipop 5.1.1 (MIUI 7) with a likely update to Marshmallow
- Dual SIM (Hybrid slot with Macro and Nano slots)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.1 LE
- A-GPS, GLONASS
- IR Blaster (helps in controlling electronic equipments with the phone)
- 4G LTE (supports Indian 4G bands)
- Dimensions: 150 x 76 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 164g
Redmi Note 3 comes with Hybrid SIM slots which means you can either have 1 SIM + 1 microSD card or 2 SIMs and no microSD card.
Redmi Note 3 sale details
It seems that Redmi Note 3 will be exclusively available on Amazon.in instead of Flipkart which has been a partner for Xiaomi since the launch of Mi3. Amazon.in is running the following CONTEST:
The participants are asked to pick the features of their dream phone. The best specifications of each question correspond to the specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Another coincidence is that the contest ends on 3rd March 3:59:00 p.m. IST which is when the launch event concludes in New Delhi tomorrow. The particpants are required to answer the following questions:
It is to be seen that Xiaomi launches the device at what price. But speculations suggest that the price will be lesser than 15K. The phablet will face competition from the likes of Lenovo K4 Note, LeEco Le1s and Honor 5X. As has been the practice, the device will be sold through flash sales. Registrations should begin tomorrow after the launch event. If you are in the market to buy a budget smartphone packed with performance Xiaomi’s latest launch is a great option.