Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 priced at Rs 9,999 in India with a Snapdragon 650 processor. So far the Redmi Note 3 was available with a Mediatek chipset. The sale starts from March 9, 2016, for pre-registered users.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with 5.5-inch full-HD display, 16MP rear camera, and 4050mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.
Two versions of the Redmi Note 3 will be available in the market. The version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage retails at Rs 9,999, while the version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will go for Rs 11,999.
Redmi Note 3 body is made of metal and its front is dominated by a 5.5-inch full-HD display which according to device maker is adjustable to light conditions. Display dynamically adjusts the contrast of pixels to make content more visible under bright daylight. At night, turning on reading mode will cut down blue light emitted by the display, which reduces eye fatigue, claims the company.
The Redmi Note 3 runs on Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 7 and its entrails are powered by Snapdragon 650 processor. Company says, Snapdragon 650 processor is the first Qualcomm Technologies’ chipset equipped with ARM’s top-end Cortex-A72 performance cores. Xiaomi claims, Redmi Note 3 is fast with an Antutu score of over 77,000. It features the latest Qualcomm Adreno 510 GPU, which provides impressive graphics performance for a smooth gaming experience.
On the camera front, Redmi Note 3 comes with 16-megapixels rear camera and 5-megapixels front camera. Camera section is equipped with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) for faster focusing, as well as local tone mapping, for adjusting contrast at a pixel level to deliver images with better contrast levels.
As far as battery life is concerned, Redmi Note 3 packs a 690Wh/L high-density 4050mAh battery. Company says, due to innovative internal design, Redmi Note 3 weighs just 164g and measures 8.65mm despite the massive battery. The device also supports 5V/2A Qualcomm Quick Charge technology, charging up to 50% in one hour and taking only three hours for a full charge.
Redmi Note 3 smartphone supports all Indian LTE bands including LTE Band 5 which allows users to fully utilise the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology. Redmi Note 3 also has fingerprint sensor which uses capacitive scanning technology for accurate, secure and fast performance, unlocking the device in just 0.3 seconds. There are a number of useful fingerprint sensor features incorporated into MIUI 7, including the ability to lock apps, access hidden folders, and even take a front or rear camera selfie using just your fingerprint, informs the company.