Chinese mobile up-start Xiaomi has announced that it will be launching the Redmi Note 3 smartphone in India on March 3. The announcement which was made in a forum post also details that the event will happen at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, which means that this event could be on the lines of the Mi 4i which was launched last year.
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The Redmi Note 3 was announced back in late November 2015. It is finally making its way to India after it was launched in China in January. Xiaomi even ran a pilot explorer programme for the phone in India.
The Redmi Note 3 is Xiaomi’s first all metal smartphone. It is a pretty chubby smartphone as it measures 8.65mm and weighs 164 grams. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor which is a hexa-core chipset. In China the phone is available in two variants; a 16GB model with 2GB RAM and a 32GB model with 3GB RAM.
The phone packs a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is a dual-SIM 4G enabled smartphone. Notably, the phone packs a massive 4,000mAh battery which supports quick charging technology. Xiaomi claims that the phone can attain 50 per cent charge in 1 hour.
On the back, there’s also a 16-megapixel camera which has a phase detection autofocus system and has a two-tone flash system. The front of the phone houses 5-megapixel camera.
Like all Xiaomi devices, the Redmi Note 3 runs on Mi UI 7 which is based on Android Lollipop. Interestingly, the announcement of the Redmi Note 3 India launch comes days before the global announcement of the Mi 5 which Xiaomi is going to launch at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Mi 5 is going to be its flagship phone.
The Redmi Note 3 will likely be replaced by the Redmi Note 2 which was marred by a patent issue between Ericsson and Xiaomi. The 3G version of the phone which was based on the MediaTek SoC was banned in India.