Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

Xiaomi’s ever expanding Redmi range is starting to become a little hard to keep track of and the Chinese manufacturer has just thrown another handset into the mix – a new variant of the Redmi Note 3.

The smartphone features a number of improvements over the Redmi Note 3 which launched last November and is a higher end model than the recently announced Redmi 3. The phone features a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, a hexa-core chip built from two Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 CPU cores, along with an Adreno 510 GPU. The integrated X8 LTE modem also means that the device will work with 4G+ networks in China and supports VoLTE.

Other hardware upgrades include a 16 megapixel f/2.0 aperture rear camera with Phase Detection Audio Focus and a 4,050mAh battery. Memory options come in either 2GB RAM and 16GB flash or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. The upgraded Redmi Note 3 also retains the fingerprint scanner and the full metal body from the earlier model.

To celebrate the handset’s announcement, Xiaomi is looking for 100 Mi fans who live in India to participate in its Redmi Note 3 Explorer program. If you’re interested, you can read more about the program and the T&Cs over at this link. The smartphone will be heading to the Indian market soon.

The 16GB Redmi Note 3 will be priced at 999 Yuan ($151), the cost of the 32GB model will be announced at a later date.

See also:

Xiaomi Redmi 3 announced with full metal chassis and 4,100 mAh battery for $105

January 11, 2016
Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Jerome

    nice, I had the original which I had to send back becuase of the locked bootloader pretty bad camera.
    I can deal with the locked bootloader but how about the 16mp camera: IMX234 or ISOCELL ?

    • Alexandros Vourlakos

      i guess we’ll learn in a while. although it looks like an isocell.

      • Jerome

        we shall see once the first reviews appear.everything looks decent, I just need a good camera, not interested in the fastest phone to play games. I will no longer pay laptop money for a phone unless it has a very compelling feature.
        fyi Xiaomi: kernel source would be nice too ….

        • Alexandros Vourlakos

          650 is more than enough horsepower anyway :p same as a 808. i guess the camera will be more than decent. both sony and samsung have no 16mp sensor that is bad.

    • Vortex-storm CZE

      i had redmi 1 dead redmi 1S godlike phone. only problem is mediatek

  • Rohit Raja

    Xiaomi is really lining up its shots well

  • kalpavix

    don’t trust them i got my redmi note 3 and guess what the camera is broken “hardware problem” and i can’t do nothing to fix it !

  • Osama M. Ali

    Good specs, but I’m not a big fan of Xiaomi devices.

    Btw, Phase Detection Audio Focus? Seriously?

  • PintoloMay

    What is the display’s diagonal and overall specs about it?

  • Hariharan Karimanal

    It still has no SD card slot and makes us live with 32GB. I’d expect any phone with a ‘Pro’ suffix to at least have an SD card slot or 64 gigs of internal memory…

    • Ylletroja

      it does. The second sim-slot also acts as a SD-card slot according to their chinese site. It’s called a “Hybrid” slot.

    • MaxPower

      For the same logic you should expect to pay a PRO price as well.
      But they still charge a ridiculous cheap price and there’s nothing out there with this value.

      A phone with this specs with 64GB ROM would easily cost $400/$500 if not even more (the HTC A9 with SD617 32GB costs $499).

      They sell this one (which is better than the HTC for $150 (2GB/16GB) and $180(3GB/32GB).

      Sometimes I wonder where you guys live

  • Roberto Tomás

    I’m thinking about buying one, even though I live in the USA. Where I live, in a watershed area of a park right near washington DC, the terrain is low and no one right here gets 4g anyway.. we even have a 3g repeater installed in the house for my dad’s phone.

    What do you guys think about ram — will phones this year make 3gb+ of ram important enough to opt for in this phone? Does it come with no SD card slot? How easy is it to root and put Android marshmallow on it?

    • Adrb

      Rooting probably will not be a difficult issue, as we can see from the current Redmi Note 3, but who will port Android 6 to it?