08 April 2016
If after reading the headline, you are a little confused and thinking didn't Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 3 last year in November, then you are right. Xiaomi did that but this time, Xiaomi has launched another variant of the phone with a few changes under the hood.
There are two primary changes done by the leading Chinese smartphone brand. It has replaced the Helio X10 chipset with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset and the rear camera of the phone has been changed from 13MP to 16MP with phase detection autofocus and f/2.0 aperture.
The remaining specs are same. You will get a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. As it has a Qualcomm chipset now, so you will be getting an Adreno 510 GPU. There are still two models: 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. The front camera is 5MP and the whole package is powered by a 4000mAh battery. Like the earlier variant, it also has a metallic build and a fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi has priced the 16GB variant for RMB 999 ($151) and as for 32GB, it has yet to announce the price. The company has also announced a competition for Indian users where they can try their luck to win 1 of the 100 Redmi Note 3 units are up for grab.