Awesome tech specs have been planted under the hood of Redmi 3 aka Hongmi 3 including : 4100 Li-on battery, Snapdragon 616 chipset, Octa–core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked @ 1.5GHz speed, Adreno 405 GPU, Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera.
Finally the biggest and most popular cellphone maker Xiaomi has announced the release of Redmi 3 aka Hongmi 3 which currently still available in China only. This is the most anticipated budget smartphone because of its price to specs ration which if I may conclude, the price is really worth each of its specs. This handset brings powerful specs at a very affordable price. So trust me that if you wish to have a handset with pretty decent features weighing less on your pocket then you can grab the Redmi 3 once it lands in your country.
As per the specs-sheet, the new Redmi 3 features 5-inch Display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density). It measures 139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5 mm and weighs about 144 grams (5.08 oz). On the software front, the smartphone is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with MIUI 7 on top of it. Under the hood, the new Redmi 3 is powered by Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor with four cores clocked at 1.2GHz, and four cores at 1.5GHz. In terms of memory, the handset is offered with 2GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage and microSD Card expansion up to 128GB (for additional storage) which is sadly using SIM 2 slot.
For photography and video recording, the device sports 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, and LED flash. On the secondary front, the handset features 5MP front snapper with geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR features. The Xiaomi Redmi 3, for connectivity supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and GLONASS. It is backed up by a whooping 4.100 mAh battery. The handset is listed to be available in Gold, Grey, and Silver colours.
As per the pricing, the new release from Xiaomi is quoted at CNY 699 which in USD is about $106.29. With that price, you won’t be regret getting a powerful smartphone backed up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 405 and 2 GB RAM which if all combined together you’ll surely capable to run heaviest Android apps including most popular recent games. That’s due the fact that the Snapdragon 616 planted under the Redmi 3’s hood is capable to combine a fast and powerful octa-core CPU with integrated Snapdragon X5 LTE and full 1080p support for the optimal balance of performance and power. For your information, the Snapdragon 616 is a mobile chipset processed with 28 nm fabrication. This chipset is also featuring Qualcomm Quick Charge v2.0 making battery charging faster.
Also, Redmi 3 in terms of design is not like any previous Redmi. It is now ditching plastic body and using all-metal body and sports a textured rear panel with a design that is said to be inspired by “the stars in the night sky.” Curious? Here’s one of its teaser pics: