Xiaomi seems to be aggressively rolling out new devices. Not too long ago, the rapidly growing Chinese company unveiled the Mi 5 and Mi 4S at the same time in China. Now, a new variant of the Redmi 3 has been spotted, and it has gained a neat feature.
First off, this new variant of the Redmi 3 has gained a rear fingerprint sensor; it seems to be similar to the one found on the Redmi Note 3 and Mi 4S. Other than that, this new model is also claimed to be packing a 4,000mAh battery, which is rather odd; the standard Redmi 3 has a slightly bigger 4,100mAh cell.
Other than these two differences, this new variant of the Redmi 3 seems to share the same specifications as the standard model. It is said to be equipped with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage, a microSD card slot, a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and a 5MP front-facing camera.
At the time of this writing, Xiaomi has not revealed any official information on a new Redmi 3 variant; many believe that it will be dubbed the Redmi 3S. As for release date, it may be unveiled on the 6th of April for 799 Chinese yuan (about RM505), which is only 100 yuan (approximately RM65) more than the standard variant.