Xiaomi announces the Redmi Note 3 with a 4,000mAh battery and fingerprint scanner

11:43:00 PM Dickwyn Y 0 Comments

Xiaomi's special November 24 event has just concluded and the company unveiled the successor to their popular phablet lineup, the Redmi Note. Not to be confused with the previous rumors which claimed the Redmi Note 2 Pro was coming, this new device ended up being just the Redmi Note 3 and this device continues Xiaomi's mission to bring quality hardware to a lower price point. On a side note, Xiaomi also revealed that they have sold over 6 million Redmi Note 2's in the last three months.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specifications:
  • 5.5" 1080P display
  • MediaTek Helio X10 (MT 6795)
  • 2/3GB RAM
  • 16/32GB memory
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 8.65mm (164g)
  • MIUI 7
At just RMB 899 (~MYR 597), the Redmi Note 3 now comes with a metal build (0.45mm thicker) which is somewhat of an exit of the colorful plastic design with the recently announced Redmi Note 2. That's not all, the new Redmi Note 3 is also the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature a fingerprint scanner which is located just below the rear camera. According to Xiaomi, the fingerprint scanner can unlock the Redmi Note 3 in under 0.3s.

In terms of hardware, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has nearly the same specifications compared to the Redmi Note 2. That includes an octa core 64-bit MediaTek processor (Helio X10 MT6795) paired with 2/3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of non-expandable memory, the same 5.5" 1080P display, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a larger 4,000mAh battery.

Currently, Xiaomi is only making the new Redmi Note 3 available in China for RMB 899 (~MYR 597) and RMB 1,099 (~MYR 730) for the 32GB model but given that the Redmi Note 2 was just recently launched in Malaysia, expect to see the Redmi Note 3 arrive in Malaysia within the next few months.