Xiaomi has unveiled the new Xiaomi Redmi 3 ahead of its scheduled launch date. The handset is listed on the company’s China website, priced at CNY 699 (approx INR 7,000). Availability details are still unknown but we can expect Xiaomi to announce it soon.

Xiaomi Redmi 3

Xiaomi has decided to go with an all-metal body this time and also sports a textured back with a cool ‘’stars in the night sky’’ design.

On the front Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a 5 inch HD display and holds an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor with 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM, Adreno 405 GPU and 16 GB of inbuilt storage under the hood. The storage can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. One of the USP of this device is the juicy 4100 mAh battery packed wisely inside a sleek design. The Android version is still not revealed by the company but it will come with MIUI 7 installed on top of Android.

On the camera front, it has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF autofocus, f/2.2 aperture and also supports 1080p video recording. On the front, it sports a 5 MP camera with full HD video recording capability. It is a dual-SIM smartphone with hybrid SIM slot havingone mirco SIM slot, one nano SIM slot and a microSD card slot as well.

At this price point, the Redmi 3 will compete with phones likes Meizu M2 note and Lenovo K4 Note. Both the phones revolve around the similar price bracket.

Redmi 3

The Redmi 3 supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, GPRS/EDGE, micro-USB and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n for connectivity. The dimensions are 139.3 x 69 x 8.5 mm and it weighs just 144 grams despite the enormous battery size. The handset will be available in Gold, Grey and Silver colours.

Key SpecsXiaomi Redmi 3
Display5 inches
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemMIUI 7 On top of Android (Android version not revealed)
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 616
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash, PDAF
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 4100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Hybrid)
WaterproofNo
Weight144 gms
Price CNY 699 (Approx INR 7000)