As promised, Xiaomi has launched the company’s latest smartphone – Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime in India at a pice tag of Rs. 6,999 & Rs. 8,999 respectively. It comes in Dark Grey, Silver & Gold colour. Both the smartphone initially available on Mi.com and Flipkart through open sale. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime will be available starting August 9th 12 Noon onwards and Redmi 3S will be available starting from August 16th.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S And Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

Commenting on the launch, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said:

“I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10k smartphone industry in India. Redmi 3S packs a punch with a large 4100 mAh battery that easily powers through two days of usage on a single charge, and is the first smartphone in India powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. Coupled with an amazing 13MP camera built into a premium metal finish body, we believe that Mi fans will love Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime for their amazing features at simply incredible prices.”

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Hands On Review

On the specifications front, it features 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU & runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with MIUI 7 on top of it. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes in 2GB RAM with 16GB in-built memory while the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes in 3GB RAM with 32GB in-built memory, which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD.

On the imaging front, it features 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording and 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording.

It has Hybrid SIM card slot and connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS.

It has full metal magnesium alloy unibody design and the Xiaomi Redmi Prime comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back.

It packs 4100mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S / Redmi 3S Prime specifications

  • Display: 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution to 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM with 16GB (eMMC5.0) internal storage / 3GB LPDDR3 (eMMC5.1) RAM with 32GB internal storage expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Operating System: MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • SIM Card Slot: Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • Rear-Camera: 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • Front-Camera: 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 144g
  • Sensor: Fingerprint sensor (Redmi 3S Prime), Infrared sensor
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
  • Battery: 4000mAh / 4100mAh (typical) battery
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