Xiaomi has launched its new budget smartphone named Redmi 3S in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 3S features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS Display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Quad 1.5GHz A53 + Quad 1.2GHz A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It has 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
It sports a 13MP Rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording and a 5MP Front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording capability. The device measures 8.5 mm thickness and weighs 144 grams. It has an infrared sensor on the top but it doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor.
The Dual-SIM smartphone comes with Hybrid Dual-SIM slot which means the second sim slot can be used as microSD card slot. It packs a huge 4100mAh battery and runs MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Connectivity options includes 4G with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 & GPS.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Specifications:
- Display: 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS Display
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Quad 1.5GHz A53 + Quad 1.2GHz A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
- RAM and Storage: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB)
- Camera: 13MP Rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording and a 5MP Front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording capability
- OS: MIUI 7 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Battery: 4100mAh battery
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- Dimensions: 139.3×69.6×8.5 mm and weighs 144 grams
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi, said, “I am thrilled to be introducing a Redmi device today and once again change the game in the sub-10K smartphone industry in India. Redmi 3S packs a punch with a large 4100mAh Battery that easily powers two days of usage on a single charge, and is the first smartphone in India powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. Coupled with an Amazing 13MP camera built into a premium metal finish body, we believe that Mi Fans will love Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime for their amazing features at simply incredible prices.
The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes in Gold, Silver & Dark Grey colour options and has been priced at Rs. 6,999 in India. The smartphone will be initially available exclusively on Mi.com and Flipkart via open sale starting from August 16th.