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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Officially Launched with Metal Body and Fingerprint Scanner

On Tuesday Xiaomi officially launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 at their Grand Finale event in Beijing.

The Redmi Note 3 is the third generation of the Redmi Note series and shares a lot of similarities as the other generations.

The handset is the first Mi phone to feature a full metal body and fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is only 8.65mm at it’s thickest and weighs 184 grams that makes it only 4 grams heavier than the Redmi Note 2. The body of the phone features curved edges to provide a better grip.

Another notable feature is the 4000mAh battery with fast charging support that can charge the battery up to 50% in 1 hour. This is a tremendous achievement by Xiaomi to fit a large capacity battery in a very thin phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pictures

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Real Pictures

Highlights of Redmi Note 3:

  • Helio X10 MediaTek Flagship Processor
  • 4000 mAh Large Battery
  • Metal body, 8.65mm, 164g, Thin and Light
  • Fingerprint Sensor, Unlocks in 0.3s
  • 13MP/5MP PDAF Autofocus
  • 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 Dual-Channel
  • 16GB/32GB Storage
  • 1080P, 5.5” Full HD
  • 4G Dual SIM, Both SIM Slots Support 4G
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared Port
  • MIUI 7 Operating System Based on Android 5.0

Camera Samples

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 features a 13MP rear camera with phase detection auto-focus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. There is a 5MP front camera too. Check out the camera samples below:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Camera Samples

Price & Release

The 2GB/16GB version will cost 999 Yuan (~$156 US) and the 3GB/32GB version will cost 1099 Yuan (~$172 US) locally in China, but it may cost more internationally. Both versions of the phone will come in Gold, Silver and Dark Gray.

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