Xiaomi is bringing another affordable mid-ranger to India.
Following the release of the Redmi Note 3 in China late last year, Xiaomi is now bringing an improved version of the device to its second biggest market, India. The Indian Redmi Note 3 version ditches the MediaTek processor in favor of a more powerful Snapdragon 650, a hexa-core design with two ARM Cortex-A72 processor cores and four Cortex-A53 cores.
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There are a couple of other improvements compared to the original version – the battery is a bit larger, at 4050 mAh, compared to 4000 mAh, while the rear camera received an upgrade to a 16MP sensor with phase detection autofocus, able to adapt to the scene in just 0.1 seconds.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 650, launched a year ago as the Snapdragon 618, integrates an X8 LTE modem, which supports 4G+ networks and Voice over LTE calls.
Other than that, the Redmi Note 3 introduced in India today is identical to its Chinese counterpart. The base version features 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, while spending a little extra will net you 3GB of RAM and double the flash storage. The screen remains a 5.5-inch LCD panel featuring Xiaomi’s Daylight Display technology, which adjusts brightness and contrast on the fly to account for harsh lighting situations.
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The metallic unibody of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available in Dark Grey, Champagne Gold, and Silver, for Rs. 9,999 for the 16GB/2GB version and Rs. 11,999 for the 32GB/3GB version.
The Note 3 will initially go on sale on Mi.com and Amazon.in, starting next Wednesday, with availability to extend to Flipkart and Snapdeal in the coming months.
What do you think of the Redmi Note 3? Good deal or not?