Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Go on Open Sale From Wednesday

Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Go on Open Sale From Wednesday
  • The Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 will go on open sale at 10am IST.
  • The company has specified the sale is valid till stocks last.
  • Mi 5 is priced at Rs. 24,999, while the Redmi Note 3 starts Rs. 9,999.

Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi has announced an open sale for both the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 3. On Wednesday, it will make the smartphones for purchase without registrations starting 10am IST - till stocks last. The Mi 5 will be available via Mi.com, while the Redmi Note 3 will be available via Mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart, and Snapdeal.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 was launched in late-March, and is priced at Rs. 24,999. To recap on the specs, the Mi 5 runs on Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 on top. The dual-SIM smartphone features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi.

The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, paired with 3GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. For optics there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), OIS, sapphire glass protection, 4K video support, and LED flash. It also sports a 4-megapixel selfie camera, with f/2.0 aperture. The built-in storage capacity is 32GB, and the Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 on the other hand was launched in India in March with a special Snapdragon 650 variant. The 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.

It runs MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop and supports dual 4G SIM cards (Micro + Nano). The handset 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.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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