Chinese smartphone makers, Xiaomi, have launched a new device in the Redmi series of its smartphones tagged the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 was introduced earlier this year, sporting several eye-catching specs. The firm however has officially introduced a Pro version of the Redmi 3 which sports basically the same innards as the Redmi 3 but with upgrades in certain areas.
The smartphone sports a full metal magnesium alloy unibody design and packs a fingerprint sensor on the rear. It has hybrid SIM slot that lets you use the secondary nano SIM slot as a microSD slot when required.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 comes in a 5 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display and runs Android Lollipop out of the box with the MIUI 7 on top.
Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 ( 4x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor which is further coupled with Adreno 405 GPU for graphics rendering.
In addition is a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM to offer a smooth experience when multitasking or executing heavy apps.
In addition, there’s an impressive 32GB of internal storage on the Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro. This storage can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card- if the need arises to store more files and applications.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro also offers moderate picture-taking qualities. It sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and LED Flash with a 5MP front-facing camera. Both cameras feature f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording ability.
Measuring 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm, the device weighs 144g and has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS as connectivity options.
There’s also a 4000mAh battery giving life to the phone. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro will come in Gray, Silver and Gold colors.
It is priced at 899 yuan (that’s about 28,000 Naira) and will start selling in China starting from April 6th, 2016. There’s no information about its global launch as yet.