After Xiaomi Malaysia announced the availability of the Mi 5 in Malaysia, the company has introduced two new smartphones in China. These two smartphones are an addition to the Redmi lineup, the 3S and the 3X.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S
For the Xiaomi Redmi 3S, the device sports a 5-inch 720p display and it runs on a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 instead of the Snapdragon 616 found on previous Redmi 3 models. There will be two variants of the Redmi 3S, one with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage while the other has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone also supports storage expansion via microSD up to 128GB.
In the camera department, the Redmi 3S has a 5MP f/2.2 front-facing camera while the back has a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. In terms of connectivity, the phone has standard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G LTE with dual-SIM dual standby. Powering the device is a large 4,100mAh battery with 5V 2A fast charging, running on MIUI 7 which is based on Android Lollipop.
Xiaomi Redmi 3X
Moving to the Redmi 3X, it isn’t that much different from the Redmi 3S. The two smartphone bear the same looks, features, specifications, and even design. One of the difference between the two smartphone is that the Redmi 3X is exclusive to China Unicom network. Another difference is colour option, where the Redmi 3X will only be available in Gold and Silver, leaving out a Dark Grey variant.
In terms of weight, the Redmi 3X is 2 grams (146g) heavier compared to the Redmi 3S (144g). When it comes to specs, the Redmi 3X will only be available in one variant which is the 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage option. This phone also supports microSD card expansion of up to 128GB.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S will go on sale for 699 Chinese Yuan (about RM435) and 899 Chinese Yuan (approximately RM560) for the 2GB and 3GB variants respectively. As for the Redmi 3X, it will be priced at 899 Chinese Yuan (roughly RM560). To learn more about the Xiaomi Redmi 3X, head on to its official website here.