Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon SoC Confirmed for India Launch

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with Snapdragon SoC Confirmed for India Launch

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Xiaomi yesterday through its social media handles teased its loyal fanbase in India with vague communication of an “exciting announcement” for today, and we are glad to say it’s lived up to the said promise. Xiaomi has announced a Redmi Note 3 Explorer contest for 100 lucky winners from the country, effectively confirming that the Redmi Note 3 will make its way to Indian markets soon.

The Redmi Note 3 was launched in China last year with a MediaTek chipset, but Xiaomi is now bringing a new variant to India that is powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC. No pricing details have been announced, but the 16GB variant will retail in China for RMB 999( approx Rs 10,000). Another 32 GB variant will also be available in the future.

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The Redmi Note 3 announced today varies in two ways from the version announced back in November. Firstly, it replaces the Helio X10 chipset with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU, Adreno 510 GPU, integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds and support for VoLTE.

Secondly, this refreshed model will feature a 16-MP shooter with f2.0 aperture, and phase detection autofocus. The earlier model only came in with a 13-MP camera on board.

Xiaomi Note 3 that makes it way to India will showcase impressive specs. It will boast of a 5.5-inch 403ppi Full HD display, and come equipped with a dedicated Reading mode. Xiaomi is expected to launch two variants as it has done in China, 16GB storage variant with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB storage variant with 3GB of RAM.

The phone also has a 5 MP front facing camera. It will get the juice it needs from a beefy 4,050 mAh battery, and will feature connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS.

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  • Utpal Kumar

    When it launches

  • Osama Mirza

    That’s deal breaker for me , sd card slot should be provided :/

  • Ankit Negi

    what about redmi 3?

  • Nikhil Batra

    no sd slot

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  • Osama Mirza

    well looking for the 3gb variant, i hope they provide sd card slot and price it under 12k

  • Jigar Patel

    Yes.. It is specially built for india because they can’t really mediatek Processor phones in india

  • Osama Mirza

    Seems gd deal , but will they be providing same specs O.o

  • Leelaa Akhil

    Did any other viewed when was the launch date mentioned?

  • Rahul Rohit

    Just at 10k.. It’s great deal

  • Sagar Gandale

    they will launch it as usual end off 2016.lenovo will launch there product very soon.

  • Paawandeep Singh Lamba

    getting 404 error