Xiaomi Redmi 3 With Snapdragon Chip, 5.5-inch Display, Metal Body, 4100mAh Battery Launched

Xiaomi has officially announced the latest smartphone in Redmi series in China. Called Redmi 3, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor and it has been introduced with a 5.5-inch HD 720 pixels display. It is the new smartphone that comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot supports up to 128GB and the more extreme is that it has a 4100mAh battery package.

In terms of camera, the new Xiaomi Redmi device sports a 13MP rear sensor with LED flash, Phase dectection autofocus (PDAF),and a 5MP front-facing camera. It has a full magneseum alloy unibody design and measuring 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm and weighing in at 144g. The most interesting technology used inside the Redmi 3 battery is taht of a 5V/2A fast charging tech. On the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop based MIUI 7 out of the box.

The back of the Redmi 3 phone gets 4166 stars arranged in a diamond pattern that is visible when the light hits at an angle. It supports 4G LTE connectivity options and offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS.



  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
  • 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • Dimensions: 139.3 x 69.6 x 8.5mm; Weight: 144g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS
  • 4000mAh battery / 4100mAh (typical)

It will be avaiable in Dark Grey, Silver, Gold and Classic Gold colors. The Redmi 3 will go on sale in China starting tomorrow on Mi.com and Tmall. Priced at RMB 699 (around $105 at current exchange rates).  It’s unclear if the phone will ever be available outside of China.