Xiaomi Redmi 3S First Sale in India Today: What You Need to Know

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Xiaomi Redmi 3S First Sale in India Today: What You Need to Know
Highlights
  • Xiaomi Redmi 3S to go on sale for the first time
  • Redmi 3S Prime will also be available
  • 90,000 units of the Prime were sold in 8 minutes last week

Xiaomi Redmi 3S will be available in India for the first time via Xiaomi's own mi.com and online retailer Flipkart starting 12 noon on Wednesday in an open sale. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S is the more affordable variant of the Redmi 3S Prime (Review) that went on sale for the first time last week, but will also be up for purchase on Wednesday for Rs. 8,999.

(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 3S vs. Redmi 3S Prime)

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, compared to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage on its more expensive sibling. The Redmi 3S Prime also comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The highlight of the two smartphones is the massive 4100mAh battery.

Last week, Xiaomi said it sold 90,000 units of the Redmi 3S Prime in less than eight minutes during the first open sale of the smartphone. "We did a launch sale without registration for the first time ever, as we were confident that we had a significant volume with more than 90,000 units," Manu Kumar Jain, India Head - Xiaomi, said in an emailed statement. It's not known how many units of the two smartphones will be up for grabs on Wednesday.

Other specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime include a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU, storage expandability via microSD card (hybrid dual-SIM - nano + micro), a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 4G connectivity with VoLTE support, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based MIUI 7.5.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Easy to operate with one hand
  • Impressive battery life
  • Quick fingerprint recognition
  • Bad
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Gets a bit warm with camera use
Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
OS Android 6.0.1
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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