Xioami has announced the company’s latest smartphone in the Redmi Note series – Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 9,999. It comes in Dark Grey, Silver and Champagne Gold colours and it will be available starting from March 9th at 2:00 P.M. on Mi.com and Amazon.in. Later on, it will be available available through other online channels such as Snapdeal & Flipkart and also on offline retail store. This is the third smartphone from Xiaomi that was “Made in India” after the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime and the Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime.
Commenting on the launch, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said:
We are extremely excited to be launching Redmi Note 3 in India, which is the start of many firsts for us in 2016 and more than meets the demands of our hardcore Mi fans. We literally pioneered the category of ‘phablets’ below INR 10,000 in India, and with Redmi Note 3 we are redefining what you can get in this category. 2016 is a significant year for us and we are looking forward to introduce even more amazing products in India in the year to come.
Sunil Lalvani, President, Qualcomm India, said:
Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased to work with Xiaomi on their latest smartphone Redmi Note 3, featuring the Snapdragon 650 processor designed to deliver amazing performance, thanks to its powerful 64-bit capable hexa-core CPUs and super-fast 4G LTE connectivity. Xiaomi and Qualcomm Technologies have a long-standing, strong relationship and have worked closely together for many years to deliver a shared vision of bringing new and truly compelling user experiences to consumers.
Amit Agarwal, VP and Country Manager, Amazon India, said:
We are very happy to be the partner of choice for Xiaomi and offer our customers exclusive access to the new Redmi Note 3. We are customer-obsessed and always focused on ensuring that customers have a delightful shopping experience every time they shop on Amazon.in. This is one of the most awaited launches in India this year and we are excited to be part of it.
On the specifications front, it features 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 178-degree viewing angles. It is powered by Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 64-bit processor which is paired with Adreno 510 GPU & runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with MIUI 7 on top of it. It comes in two variant – 2GB RAM with 16GB in-built memory and 32GB RAM with 32GB in-built memory, the in-built memory can be expanded further by using microSD card.
On the imaging front, it features 16MP rear-camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash and 5MP front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling.
It has Hybrid Dual SIM card slot and comes with connectivity features like 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS.
It packs 4050mAh battery with fast charging and it lets you charge the battery up to 50% in just 1 hour.
It has a metal body and hybrid dual SIM support with 4G on both SIMs. It also comes with fingerprint sensor on the back which can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds.
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