After unveiling the Redmi Note 2 just three months ago, the successor to the device has been announced by Xiaomi today. Enter the Redmi Note 3, the Chinese company’s first-ever full metal smartphone that is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor.
While these two features are quite interesting, both have been rumoured (and leaked) for quite some time now. What is new, however, is the fact that the Redmi Note 3 is packed with a very generous 4,000mAh battery. In comparison, the Redmi Note 2 only has a 3,060mAh battery; that’s quite an upgrade.
Other than that, the Redmi Note 3 is only 4g heavier than its predecessor. This is despite the fact that it has a full metal body and a much bigger battery. As for thickness, the Redmi Note 3 is slightly thicker at 8.65mm, an increase of 0.4mm. Seeing how it’s packed with a 4,000mAh cell, we reckon consumers will not mind the extra thickness.
Rounding out the specifications of the Redmi Note 3 are a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a MediaTek Helio X10 processor paired with 2GB or 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of built-in storage, a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, a 5MP front-facing shooter, and of course, MIUI 7 out of the box.
Perhaps the best part of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is its very competitive price tag; something that Xiaomi has always practiced. The new smartphone goes for 899 Chinese yuan (about RM595) and 1,099 yuan (approximately RM730) for the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB variant – packed with 3GB of RAM instead – respectively. The Redmi Note 3 will go on sale in China on 27th November 2015.
(Source: MIUI Forum)