At Xiaomi’s media briefing for the Redmi Note 3 today, the company has revealed that the retail prices of the highly anticipated device will be announced next week on the 29th of March. And yes, it will be the Snapdragon 650 variant as we have predicted.
In comparison to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 2, the Redmi Note 3 brings with it a few notable changes, such as a metal construction and a rear fingerprint sensor. Of course, there’s also the supposedly more capable Snapdragon 650 processor instead of the Redmi Note 2’s MediaTek Helio X10 chipset.
As many as two configurations of the Redmi Note 3 will be available in Malaysia: the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM, and a 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM. Rounding out the specifications of the Redmi Note 3 are a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display, a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, a 5MP front-facing shooter, and a very generous 4,050mAh battery.
As mentioned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3’s retail prices will be announced on Xiaomi Malaysia’s Facebook and Twitter pages on the 29th of March; the announcement will be made at 12pm on that day. Interestingly, Xiaomi Malaysia will still continue selling the Redmi Note 2 after the launch of this device, and not surprisingly, the Redmi Note 3 will definitely be more costly than its predecessor.