Xiaomi's new Redmi 3 has a metal unibody design and a 4,100mAh battery

6:39:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has always been known for their ridiculously affordable android smartphones and with their new Redmi 3, they are bringing the game to the next level. The highlight of the new Redmi 3 is probably the massive 4,100mAh battery which an unseen spec that is on a $100 smartphone. The 4,100mAh battery which Xiaomi says can extend the talk time to up to 80% might sound cool but the design of the Redmi 3 is what makes the Redmi 3 so special, the device is constructed out of a unibody aluminium case that has a subtle pattern that blends in with the three colors.

On paper, the Redmi 3 sounds like a massive leap from it's predecessor by including a metal unibody opposed to the plastic design that Xiaomi has been know to use on their Redmi devices. Coupled with the 4,100mAh battery, the Redmi 3 is just 8.5mm thin which is an impressive feat when you compare it to devices with a 4,000+mAh battery.

At RMB 699 (or ~RM 465.2), the Redmi 3 (like all Xiaomi devices) sounds like a pretty good deal overall with a octa core Snapdragon 616 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The rear camera is a decent 13MP shooter that has a 0.1s focus speed and the battery isn't the only thing getting upgraded, Xiaomi claims that the charging is a little quicker now that the battery is bigger. And yeah, the Redmi 3 is a Dual SIM device and the second SIM slot also doubles as a microSD card slot

Xiaomi will begin selling the Redmi 3 in China this week and it'll probably arrive in Malaysia within the next two months.

Xiaomi Redmi 3 Key Specifications

  • 5.0-inch 720P LCD IPS display
  • Snapdragon 616 CPU @ 1.5GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB expandable memory
  • 13MP f2.2 PDAF rear camera
  • 5MP f2.2 front camera
  • 4,100mAh battery
  • 139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5mm
  • 144g