Xiaomi today revealed a new variant of Redmi Note 3. This version comes with Snapdragon processor while earlier in November 2015, Mediatek processor based Redmi Note 3 was launched in China. It is to be noted that due to a patent dispute, Xiaomi is barred from selling its Qualcomm processor based devices in India.
So unless allowed by the Indian court, Xiaomi may not bring the Snapdragon variant of the Redmi Note 3 to India. Also note that earlier today Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 3 for the Indian market about which we have reported a few while back.
Coming back to the Snapdragon variant of the Redmi Note 3, the new variant also comes in two memory variants, 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. The 2 GB variant has got a price tag of 999 Yuan ( approximately Rs 10,170) in China and has been listed on the company’s website. It will be available for sale from January 17th.
This Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display and is powered by an hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (4 x 1.2 GHz ARM A53 + 2 x 1.8 GHz ARM A57) 64-bit processor. It has Adreno 510 GPU.
The dual SIM based smartphone runs on Android Lollipop operating and has a 4050 mAh battery with QuickCharge 2.0 support. It has a full metal body and a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flaunts a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera with a f/2.0 aperture. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz)), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and Micro-USB 2.0. The handset measures 150 x 76 x 8.65mm and weighs 164 grams.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes in three colors – Dark Grey, Silver, and Champagne Gold colors.