Xiaomi's popular Redmi Note 3 budget handset will be available via its first open sale on Wednesday. The open sale, which doesn't require users to register in advance, will kick off at 2pm IST via Mi.com.
(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review)
To recall, at its India launch, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was announced to be available via Mi.com as well as Amazon, and was promised to be available from more e-commerce partners including Flipkart and Snapdeal. The open sale is only applicable to Mi.com for now. Other products available in the open sale include the Xiaomi Mi 5, and the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank.
Redmi Note 3 is available in two RAM and storage versions - one including 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, and other 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The 2GB variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the 3GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999.
The highlight of the new Redmi Note 3 is it packs a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz and two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8GHz). Other specifications of the smartphone are identical with the original, including a 5.5-inch full-HD 1080x1920 pixels IPS display and offers 178-degree viewing angle. It runs MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop and supports dual 4G SIM cards (Micro + Nano).
The Redmi Note 3 packs a 4050mAh battery with fast charging support that can charge up to 50 percent in 1 hour. On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash. It also houses a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 150x76x8.65mm and weighs 164 grams.
For connectivity, the handset supports 4G LTE (compatible with Indian LTE bands), VoLTE, Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB options.