Putting an end to all the speculations, the Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has announced the variant of Redmi 3, dubbed as Redmi 3s in China. Talking about the design, Xiaomi is set to continue with the existing strategy, with the fingerprint scanner at the back beneath the rear camera lens.
Falling in line with the previous rumor, the Redmi 3s will be available in two variants in terms of RAM. However, there is no official information about the global launch as of now. We are expecting more information in the upcoming days.
Meanwhile, we have listed the 8 important features of the Redmi 3s you should consider before buying.
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In terms of the design, the so-called Redmi 3s is similar to its predecessor Redmi Note 3. It has a full metal magnesium alloy unibody design, weighing around 144 grams with 8.5mm in thickness.
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Talking about the display, the Redmi 3s sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Meanwhile, there is no change in terms of the display when compared to its predecessor.
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The Redmi 3s is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU under the hood. While the Redmi 3, comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor.
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As we mentioned earlier, this device comes in two variant in terms of RAM and storage -- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM with 16GB inbuilt storage and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB inbuilt storage. Further, the storage can be expanded via microSD card slot up to 128GB.
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The optics front remains unchanged from its predecessor, sporting a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash capable of recording 1080p videos. On the front, this device has the 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture.
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This dual SIM device comes shipped with MIUI 7 based on Android out the box. This OS comes with lots of improved features -- performance and battery optimization, DND Mode, Child Mode and more.
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In terms of connectivity options, the Redmi 3s supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS .
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The Xiaomi Redmi 3s is powered by a 4000mAh battery. Meanwhile, there is no information regarding the Quick Charging technology.