New Xiaomi device stops by China’s TENAA, possibly the Redmi 3

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 28, 2015
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Xiaomi Redmi 3 TENAA

Xiaomi has been producing some really great budget-friendly hardware over the past year or so. Specifically, Xiaomi’s Redmi line of smartphones are some of the more popular budget options available from the China-based smartphone maker, and it looks like we’re getting a pretty good glimpse at the next mobile device in this line.

A new Xiaomi device has just been spotted in TENAA, China’s certification center. What’s rumored to be the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 2 from last January, this new device will sport a 5.0-inch TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution. It will also be powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM and have 16GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion up to 128GB. It’ll also likely come with a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, measure 139.3 × 69.6 × 8.5mm and weigh 143 grams. Folks who are worried about running the latest version of Android will probably be disappointed here, as the device is set to launch with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It will come in three color variants: Silver, Gray and Gold.

The TENAA listing pegs this new device with model name Mi 2015811. While the Mi 2015811 looks to be made of metal in these photos, it’s entirely possible that it will actually be made of plastic in order to achieve a cheaper price point.

If this is in fact the Redmi 3, we’re really looking forward to what it has to offer. The Redmi 2 launched with lesser specifications pretty much across the board, and also came with a plastic build and a small $110 price point. We haven’t heard anything official from Xiaomi quite yet, but we’ll let you know when we learn more.

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  • Laraib Zafar Khan

    Redmi note 3 has already been released though

    • Karly Johnston

      So? They are two different products.

      • Laraib Zafar Khan

        Oh sorry. I thought redmi note and redmi are same

  • Grail0375

    Non-removable battery? :(

    • EasyCare

      I’d take metal build over removable battery, since it already has SD card slot anyway.