Finally Xioami is going to launch the Redmi 3s officially in India. The launch will take place on the 3rd August in Delhi. This device is going to be the successor of the budget devices, Redmi 2 and Redmi 2 Prime. This device has already been launched in China few months back and comes in two variants. The 2GB variant is priced at 699 Yuan (INR 7,000) and the 3GB variant is priced at 899 Yuan (INR 9,000). The similar pricing is also expected in India as well but we still have no confirmation yet.
The phone comes in a metal body design and sports a 5-inch IPS display with HD (720p) resolution on the front. It is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and is clocked at 1.4GHz. It comes with two memory options, one is with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory and another one is with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory which is expandable upto 256GB via hybrid card slot. On the camera side, it has got a 13MP camera with PDAF on the back and a 5MP selfie cam on the front.
It comes with a fingerprint sensor placed on the back which also acts as a shutter button for the camera app. It has got a massive 4,100mAh non-removable battery to juice the device and runs on the latest Android Marshmallow (6.0) with MIUI 7 on the top. Although MIUI 8 update will be coming soon. Connectivity options include 4G, 3G, dual-SIM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro-USB. The hybrid card slot allows to use either two SIM cards simultaneously or a SIM card and a micro-SD card.
As far as the pricing is concerned, we expect the prices to be same as the Chinese variant. The 16GB and the 32GB variant may come around INR 7,000 and INR 9,000 respectively. There will be three color options available, Black, White and Gold.