Xiaomi today launched Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime in India today. Redmi 3S is priced at Rs 6,999, while Redmi 3S Prime will retail at Rs 8,999. Both models will be initially available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart, starting with Redmi 3S Prime on 9th August.
Crafted with a premium metal body, Redmi 3S has a 5-inch HD display. Though it weighs just 144 grams, Redmi 3S comes with a huge 4100 mAh battery which claims to offer two days of battery back up with moderate usage. Redmi 3S is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 2 GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU.
Redmi 3S has a 13MP rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) for faster focusing, and supports 1080P video recording. It also features HDR and HHT (handheld twilight) modes for various shooting conditions. Redmi 3S supports expandable memory up to 128GB micro SD cards. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE out of the box, covering all India LTE bands â€“ Bands 3, 5 and 40. The Redmi 3S has 16 GB of internal memory and an IR blaster.
In addition to all the features of Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime comes with a fingerprint sensor with ultra-fast phone unlocking and enhanced security and privacy, as well as 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi commented: “I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10k smartphone industry in India. Redmi 3S packs a punch with a large 4100 mAh battery that easily powers through two days of usage on a single charge, and is the first smartphone in India powered by the QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„¢ 430 octa-core processor. Coupled with an amazing 13MP camera built into a premium metal finish body, we believe that Mi fans will love Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime for their amazing features at simply incredible prices.â€
Both the phones come in Dark Grey, Silver and Gold colours.