Xiaomi has announced the arrival of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, a phablet which with its price is considered a budget device.
The Chinese company announced that the Redmi Note 3 will be available in two variants: one with 2GB RAM model with 16GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 899 (approximately 29,000 Naira) and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage at CNY 1,099 (approximately 35,000 Naira).
There’s no information about the phone’s launch in other markets but other Asian markets are expected to have it in the next few months.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Sunlight Display which the company terms a “fully-laminated display”.
According to the Chinese company, the phone is just 8.65 mm at its thickest point and weighs 164 grams.
The Redmi Note 3 also has a fingerprint sensor and Xiaomi claims that this unlocks the phone in less than 0.3 seconds.
The company added that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features an all-metal industrial design. It stressed that the new phone is now the “first Mi phone” to sport a full metal body and fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor (Cortex-A53). This is further coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM to offer fantastic experience while playing video games.
The phone will come in 16GB and 32GB variants as mentioned earlier and both variants are expected to support microSD support.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. A 5 megapixel front-camera is also provided for taking selfies and making video calls- all in high quality.
The smartphone also features dual SIM capability and supports 4G. It packs a 4000mAh battery which comes with fast charging support. This means that it can charge up to 50 percent in 1 hour.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI 7 based on Android OS and will be available in Gold, Silver, and Dark Grey color options.