Xiaomi has just unveiled a new variant of the Redmi Note 3. What sets this particular model apart from the MediaTek variant is a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, a different camera sensor, and a bigger battery capacity. Seems like the Redmi Note 3 just got better.
First spotted on TENAA not too long ago (although many believe it was powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor then), this particular variant of the Redmi Note 3 also has a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus; the MediaTek model has a 13MP rear shooter – also with PDAF – instead. This new Redmi Note 3 also has a slightly bigger 4,050mAh battery.
Other than these differences, this new variant of the Redmi Note 3 still share the same specifications as its MediaTek counterpart. It still has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP front-facing camera, and LTE connectivity.
As usual, the Qualcomm variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has only been launched in China at the time of this writing; it remains to be seen if this new variant will be available in Malaysia as well. After all, even the regular model has not been launched here yet.
Regardless, the 16GB variant of the new Redmi Note 3 will go for 999 Chinese yuan (about RM665), which is slightly more expensive than the MediaTek model. While there is also a 32GB variant – with 3GB of RAM to boot – of this new Redmi Note 3, its retail price has yet to be announced.
(Source: MIUI Forum)